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KOLKATA/DHAKA (Reuters) – Rescue teams searched for survivors in eastern India and Bangladesh on Thursday, a day after the most powerful cyclone in over a decade devastated coastal villages, tore...

Abdul Majed had publicly announced his involvement in the 1975 assassination and was reportedly hiding in India. Police in Bangladesh have arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader...

Theatrical box office in the Asia-Pacific region tumbled a massive 85% in the first two months of the year. The coronavirus caused cinema closures, audience hesitation, and a halving of the number of film...

The JKLF is the second separatist group to be banned by India this month in the disputed region. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – India’s government has for the second time this month...

I’ll admit — I was a little concerned. I’d been planning a trip to Thailand and Malaysia for a few months with Candace Bushnell, the creator of “Sex and the City” and fashion designer Nicole...

In Afghanistan, local militias form to fight ISIL members hiding out in the rugged east. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group has been increasing its activities in...

Calls for revenge attacks against Kashmiris after suicide bomber kills 42 Indian troopers in the disputed region. Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – Thursday’s suicide attack on Indian...

Rapper Stormzy postpones Asia leg of Heavy Is The Head tour after coronavirus outbreak Stormzy was due to play in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China and South Korea   He wrote online that he had to reschedule...

Grace Meng has remained in France since her husband Meng Hongwei disappeared in September. The wife of former Chinese Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, being held in his home country on corruption charges,...

Sudden visit to Beijing reminder that Pyongyang has other options if rapprochement with Washington fails, analysts say. Riding on a bullet-proof train, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived earlier...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s rising economic and political clout in Southeast Asia is a growing source of concern as U.S. influence wanes under President Donald Trump, according to a survey...

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday. Chung,...

President urges Tokyo not to ‘politicise’ issue of South Koreans forced to work by Japanese firms during World War II. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has said Japan should take...

Kim spoke for seven hours before members of the ruling Workers’ Party and warn of ‘protracted’ struggle ahead. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for active “diplomatic...

Some of them told Al Jazeera they have been held in Chinese internment camps as part of the country’s crackdown on Muslims. Al Jazeera has heard harrowing new testimony from people who say they...

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese police found the remains of at least five people in a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan’s outlying islands on Saturday, a...