The Khmer Rouge’s former foreign minister, Ieng Sary, died on Thursday as he stood trial for crimes against humanity over his role in the regime, which killed an estimated 1.7 million people in Cambodia from 1975-1979.
A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has claimed the lives of five members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, NATO said on Tuesday. No immediate details about the cause of the accident were released.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un stepped up rhetoric against South Korea on Tuesday, threatening to “wipe out” the border islands of Baengnyeong, as the US imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang amid escalating tensions.
Several shark species won international trade protection on Monday at a wildlife conference in Bangkok in a move hailed by conservationists as a breakthrough in saving them from being wiped out by overfishing.
New joint military drills between South Korea and the US kicked off Monday, escalating tensions with North Korea. In response, Pyongyang condemned the joint exercises as a provocative invasion and said it was scrapping the 1953 armistice.
Japan is holding a ceremony of national mourning in Tokyo on Monday to mark the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that killed almost 19,000 people and left over 300,000 people displaced.
The jailhouse death of a man on trial for the fatal gang rape of a student triggered shock at the huge security failure at one of India’s best-known prisons. Police described the death as suicide while the deceased’s family alleged foul play.
Hundreds of protesters from Pakistan’s Christian minority clashed with police across the country on Sunday, a day after a Muslim mob torched dozens of Christian homes in retaliation for alleged blasphemy.
Burma's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was re-elected leader of her National League for Democracy party on Sunday at a first-ever national opposition congress in Yangon that has key 2015 elections in its sights.