After some 20 years of living in hiding, former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has made his first public appearance, urging the Taliban militant group to lay down arms and join a "peace caravan" in the war-torn country.
Afghanistan's Hekmatyar asks Taliban to lay down arms, join ‘peace caravan’
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sacked one of his special advisers and sanctioned another bureaucrat after an inquiry into a newspaper leak,
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif fires advisor over newspaper leak
A modified version of the lightweight JF-17 warplane, jointly manufactured by Pakistan and China, has taken its maiden flight, the Pakistani military says.
Pakistan-China jointly developed JF-17B Thunder jet takes maiden test flight
US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014.
US Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, but it exploded shortly after liftoff, the US and South Korean militaries said.
US, South Korea: North missile test fails
The annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders opens with a speech by Philippine president, who took an indirect swipe at the Western states for meddling in the affairs of regional states.
Philippine leader criticizes Western meddling at ASEAN summit opens
A landslide that swept over houses in a village in Central Asian Kyrgyzstan early Saturday has killed 24 people including nine children, the emergencies ministry told AFP
Landslide kills 24 in Kyrgyzstan villag
The Chinese Foreign Minister has warned that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is “at a critical point,” reiterating that negotiations were "the only right choice" to defuse the tensions and avoid chaos.
China reiterates dialogue on N. Korea ‘only right choice’
China has announced its plan to begin the construction of a permanent manned space station, placing the East Asian giant higher among the few countries with advanced space technology.
China announces readiness to construct permanent manned space station
Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile system the two allies are installing in South Korea against the North.
Seoul rejects Trump’s demand it pay for missile system

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