With foreign journalists barred from Tibet, France 24 reporters travelled to the neighbouring province of Sichuan to speak to Tibetans about the 50th anniversary of their failed revolution. They found the Chinese authorities less than welcoming.
After talks with fellow NATO leaders in Brussels, US Vice-President Joe Biden told reporters it was "worth exploring" possible talks with Taliban moderates as part of a change of strategy in Afghanistan.
A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber killed at least 15 people and wounded 20, including Sri Lanka's telecommunications minister, during a parade in the south of the Indian Ocean island on Tuesday, officials said.
The Dalai Lama said life under Beijing's rule had often been "hell on earth" for Tibetans in a speech on the 50th anniversary of Tibet's failed uprising against China. FRANCE 24 correspondents were held by police after trying to interview Tibetans.
Students for a Free Tibet, an activist group that supports Tibetan independence, is planning a protest somewhere in Asia to mark the 50th anniversary of the failed Tibetan rebellion. Plans are "top-secret," says the group.
In Dharamsala, home of the Tibetan government-in-exile, schoolchildren revere the Dalai Lama. But as they get older, many Tibetans say they are becoming frustrated with His Holiness’s cautious approach to confrontation with China.
Kabul has called on neighbouring Iran to help the United States and other nations in their efforts to stabilise war-racked Afghanistan, which is still struggling to end a violent Taliban-led militant insurgency.
Five Chinese ships harassed an unarmed US Navy surveillance ship in international waters in the South China Sea on Sunday, the Pentagon said. The incident prompted the US embassy in Beijing to lodge a protest with the government.