Asia News

An Afghan family, who escaped from the volatile city of Ghazni, pose for a photograph in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said Monday that about 100 policemen and soldiers as well as 20 civilians have been killed in past four days of battle in the eastern capital of Ghazni. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troopsTaliban overrun army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 17 troops, even as fighting still underway in Ghazni
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
With gun salutes, Pakistan marks 71 years of independencePakistan kicks off day of celebrations marking country's 71 years of statehood and independence
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pro-China protesters shout slogans against pro-independence activist Andy Chan as he delivers a controversial speech at Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, despite China's Foreign Ministry's request to cancel the talk. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialismA Hong Kong independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemyIndonesian prosecutors have sought an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Afghan police officers search a vehicle at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said Monday that about 100 policemen and soldiers as well as 20 civilians have been killed in past four days of battle in the eastern capital of Ghazni. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
The Latest: Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troopsThe Latest: Afghan spokesman says Taliban have overrun a military base in country's north, killing 17 troops
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Defense Ministry spokesman says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiersDefense Ministry spokesman says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13Pakistani official: Rescuers find bodies of 5 remaining miners missing after cave-in, bringing final death toll to 13
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug 6, 2018 file photo, BMW Korea Chairman Kim Hyo-joon bows during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2018 the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about 20,000 vehicles. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to firesSouth Korea bans driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdownChina is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Abuse victim Peter Gogarty speaks to media after former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson attended Local Court, in Newcastle, Australia, after a post-sentence decision, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-upThe most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Wyoming officials oppose returning war-trophy church bellsElected officials from Wyoming oppose plans to return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea rowMalaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor and the country's financial mess in an interview with The Associated Press
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is interviewed in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mahathir said he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority as "grossly unjust."  (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water dealMalaysia's prime minister seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than 10 times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, China's President Xi Jinping waits for the arrival of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill prior to a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is best by a wave of economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges. (Fred Dufour/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challengesJust months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Uzbek man gets 20 more years for trying to kill wardenAn Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in prison for plotting to helping a foreign terrorist group has been sentenced to another 20 years for trying to kill a federal prison warden in California
The Associated Press10 hours ago
More Asia News
AdChoices
AdChoices