A teenager who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State group, vowing to “not stop fighting,” reports said Tuesday.
Workers in India's lucrative firecracker industry say illegal Chinese imports are flooding the market and threatening their jobs as the country prepares for the Hindu festival of lights this week.
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, a towering figure who led the nation through a period of massive change and remains the country's only leader to be sacked, died Tuesday aged 98.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback Monday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his proclaimed gender reform drive.
Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Indonesia, home to the world's biggest Muslim population, to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Migrant farm workers in South Korea face rampant abuse under a “shameful” government work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday the murder of a Filipino transgender prostitute allegedly by a U.S. Marine should not sour ties with the United States.
Emergency workers in Nepal pulled three more bodies from the snow on Monday, as authorities prepared to end the full scale search for survivors of a deadly snowstorm that struck last Tuesday.
Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing huge challenges in enacting bold reforms.