A group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, shooting at guests.
Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, open fire on guests
Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea.
China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty
Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.
Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations
Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by China’s airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China.
Taiwan blocks China flights after route row
Bangladesh says it has counted over a million Rohingya Muslim refugees living in camps near its border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates.
Bangladesh hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees: Official
Israeli military officials are scrambling to use Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "very important" trip to India to salvage a $500 million arms deal that New Delhi has recently called off.
Israel desperate to salvage $500mn India arms deal
Pakistani authorities have detained a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, Zainab Ansari, which sparked nationwide outrage over allegations of inaction by the government.
Pakistan police detain suspect in rape, murder of 7-year-old girl
The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located
North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea’s president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals’ first unified Olympic team.
North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics
Campaigners condemned an agreement to return thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar.
Rohingya repatriation plan leaves them ‘at risk of further attacks’

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