Two Afghan ministers, along with the head of the country’s security service, have survived a vote of confidence in parliament amid growing concerns that militants seem poised to seize control of more areas.
Afghan ministers, head of security service survive impeachment vote
Myanmar's army chief has defended an ongoing crackdown against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims minority in Rakhine State after the UN pledged to probe a campaign of killing and torture by security forces there.
Myanmar army chief defies UN calls, defends crackdown on Rohingya
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned that the Daesh terrorist group could establish a stronghold in the southern Philippines, the nearest territory to mainland Australia to likely become a hotbed of terrorist activities.
Australia bracing for Daesh ‘at its doorstep’
Six Japanese high school students were found “with no vital signs” Monday after an avalanche on a mountain in Japan.
Six students die in Japan avalanche
South Korean prosecutors have decided to seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye, who has become vulnerable to prosecution and potential incarceration following the loss of her political immunity.
South Korea prosecutors seek ex-president Park’s arrest
China has warned the United States against arms sales to Taiwan amid reports that Washington has begun considering a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruled island.
China calls on US to cease arms sales to Taiwan
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has taken a swipe at the deployment of a US missile system in South Korea, warning that it poses "serious risks" to the Asia-Pacific region.
US THAAD missile system poses ‘serious risks’ to Asia-Pacific region: Russia FM
Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani by explaining about his country’s achievements in the fields of regional and international diplomacy in 2016 said that signing international agreements and winning the positive viewpoint of the international community to support Afghanistan shows the success of such diplomacy.
Afghan FM stress importance to trilateral agreement on Chabahar development
Hundreds of extremist Buddhists in Myanmar have staged a protest against a government plan to grant citizenship to some members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community.
Myanmar extremist Buddhists protest Rohingya citizenship plan
South Korea said on Wednesday it will hold an election on May 9 to choose a successor for former president Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a historic court ruling last week over a widening corruption scandal.
South Korea to hold election May 9; prosecutors summon ousted Park

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