In a lecture in Singapore, Myanmar's civilian leader did not mention by name the Rohingya Muslims, more than 700,000 of whom have fled Rakhine state since an army crackdown which the UN has likened to genocide.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed arrived in Beijing looking to re-negotiate and cancel billions of dollars worth of Chinese investment projects that he's described as "unfair deals."
The militants' strikes hit an area around the presidential palace just as president Ashraf Ghani was delivering a speech marking the beginning of Eid al-Adha, a three-day religious festival.
Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them.
Peter Dutton resigned from cabinet after losing a leadership challenge against prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had called for the vote after weeks of speculation and falling opinion poll ratings.
Nearly 150 people abducted by Taliban in an ambush in northern Kunduz province have been rescued.
A judge in Myanmar says he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of the two Reuters journalists who were accused of possessing state secrets. The pair were investigating violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.
Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans met their Northern relatives on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their families were divided by war nearly seven decades ago.
The Taliban spurned an Afghan government offer of a three-month-long ceasefire on the grounds it would only help the US-led mission.
The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed hundreds of people and forced hundreds of thousands into relief camps.
Malaysia doesn't believe in confrontation, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says as he hopes to expand trade with China in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing.
Hundreds of South Koreans will enter North Korea to reunite with their relatives and loved ones, as agreed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their first summit in April.
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