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Police: Taliban Attack UN Compound in Afghan Capital
Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on a U.N. compound in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday setting off explosions and battling the security forces.
Malaysian Police Arrest Opposition Figures in Crackdown
Malaysian police arrested three opposition politicians and activists on Thursday and charged another with sedition, launching a crackdown on dissent three weeks after an election exposed deep divisions in the country and sparked a series of opposition protest rallies.
NKorea Says It's Willing to Take China Advice to Start Talks
North Korea is willing to take China's advice and enter into talks, Chinese state television cited an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying, following weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula after the North's latest nuclear test.
Indonesia Union Urges Completion of Tunnel Collapse Probes
All investigations into a tunnel collapse that killed 28 people at the world's No.2 copper mine, run by Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc in Indonesia, must be completed before workers return, a trade union official said on Thursday.
Car Bomb Kills at Least 12 in Southwest Pakistan
A car bomb targeting a police vehicle killed 11 policemen and one civilian Thursday in an area of southwest Pakistan wracked by a separatist insurgency and Islamic militancy, police said.
Afghanistan: Suicide Bomb Kills Anti-Taliban Elder
Police say a suicide bomber on foot has killed an anti-Taliban village elder and at least three other people in a busy marketplace in central Afghanistan.
China's Li Offers to Help End Pakistan Energy Crisis
China and Pakistan should make cooperation on power generation a priority, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said, as Islamabad seeks to end an energy crisis that triggers power cuts of up to 20 hours a day, bringing the economy to a near standstill.
Group: More Afghan Women Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'
An international rights group says the number of Afghan women and girls jailed for "moral crimes" has risen dramatically in the past 18 months.
Former Pakistani President Musharraf Granted Bail in Bhutto Case
A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house arrest on charges of failing to provide adequate security for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto before her 2007 assassination.
Pakistan's Presumptive Prime Minister Sharif Calls for Taliban Talks
Pakistan's presumptive prime minister has called for peace talks with Taliban militants at war with the government.
China Offers India a 'Handshake across the Himalayas'
India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip since taking office, which comes just weeks after a military stand-off between the Asian giants in the Himalayas.
Philippines May Evacuate Workers in Taiwan If Attacks Escalate
The Philippines may evacuate its 87,000 workers in Taiwan if tensions over the killing of a fisherman lead to widespread violence against Filipinos.
Suicide Bomber Kills 8 at Afghan Province Council
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has struck outside a provincial council building in the country's north. A lawmaker says the council chief and at least seven others were killed.
Frustrated Taiwan Vents Anger at Philippines
The killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippines patrol has unleashed anger at the country's stagnation under President Ma Ying-jeou.
Pakistan Repeats Vote in Karachi as Senior Politician Slain
Pakistan held a repeat election on Sunday in an upscale area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging, despite the shooting death of a senior member of former cricket star Imran Khan's party.
Afghanistan's Karzai Seeks India Aid Amid Pakistan Tension
Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan.
UN Chief Ban Worried Over NKorea as New Launches Staged
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles, urging Pyonyang to refrain from further launches and return to stalled nuclear talks with world powers.
Hopes Fade for Those Still Trapped in Indonesia Mine
Rockfalls were hampering rescue efforts after a tunnel collapse four days ago at a giant Indonesian copper mine and hopes are fading of finding alive any of the 23 still missing.
Hard-Line Afghan Leaders Block Women's Rights Law
Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the Islamist Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.
Bombs at Mosques in Northwest Pakistan Kill at Least 15
Bombs that exploded outside two mosques in a village in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 15 people Friday, underlining the challenge of militant violence facing a new government set to take power under the leadership of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
China President Takes Charge of Sweeping Economic Reform Plans
Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken charge of drawing up ambitious reform plans to revitalize the economy, sources close to the government said, shunning policy stimulus for fear it could worsen local government debt and inflate property prices.
Fearing Afghan Instability, Russia Mulls Border Troops
Russia, predicting instability once NATO-led troops withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of next year, is considering deploying border guards on the Tajik-Afghan border, Moscow's envoy to Kabul told Reuters in an interview.
Battles in Pakistan Tribal Area Displace Thousands
A Pakistani official says thousands of people have been displaced over the past week after the military launched an operation against militants in a tribal area in the country's northwest.
Taiwan Imposes Sanctions on Philippines Over Killing
Taiwan imposed sanctions against the Philippines on Wednesday, rejecting as unacceptable a Philippine apology for the killing of a fisherman from Taiwan last week.
Myanmar Authorities Work to Evacuate Camps as Cyclone Nears
Authorities in Myanmar struggled on Wednesday to evacuate tens of thousands of people, most of them Rohingya Muslims, before a cyclone reaches camps in low-lying regions that have been their home since ethnic and religious unrest last year.
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