Children in Israel’s south were heading to school early on Wednesday as an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect, putting an end to a brief yet intense flare-up with Gaza.
AGEING Japan is reluctantly attempting to prise open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labour shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration.
MORE than 80 international scholars have upbraided Vietnam’s Communist Party for condemning a prominent book publisher whose titles criticised socialism.
Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum.
North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted on Monday, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump’s signature foreign policy initiative.
The only female member of the “Bali Nine” heroin-trafficking gang will be freed from an Indonesian prison next week, a corrections official said on Monday, after serving 13 years in a case that caused a diplomatic furore.
AMNESTY International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference” to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.
IT was billed as a “Davos for democracy”. But will the newly launched Paris Peace Forum, the latest addition to international conferencing, have an impact?
PAPUA New Guinea has deployed a multi-national force of warships, fighter jets and elite counter-terrorism troops to protect world leaders attending a major summit in its crime-plagued capital this week.
As more than 1,000 Vietnamese joined Hanoi’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday in a rousing show of support for the LGBT community, activists called on the government to make a long-tabled transgender rights law a reality.