Bangladesh's 18-party opposition coalition has said it will boycott a general election scheduled for January, plunging the volatile country into political uncertainty just hours before the final deadline for nominations.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his national security council have accused the United States of cutting military supplies, including fuel, to put pressure on the country to sign a security pact, a statement from Karzai's palace has said.
India's first mission to Mars has left Earth's orbit, clearing a critical hurdle on its journey to the red planet.
Pakistan's prime minister is in Afghanistan to discuss efforts to start peace negotiations with Taliban leaders, who have so far refused to have direct contact with the Afghan government.
Aid workers in Afghanistan are increasingly under threat, the United Nations has said, calling it a worrying trend as most US-led troops prepare to leave the country at the end of next year.
The NATO-led force in Afghanistan has said it will investigate an airstrike that local officials say killed a child further aggravating a stand-off between the Afghan president and the US government.
Prominent Indian journalist Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexual assault by a colleague, has been briefly arrested at an airport in westen Goa state before being granted a new interim bail until Saturday morning.
Sri Lanka's government has started counting the dead, wounded and missing in its quarter-century civil war amid international pressure to conduct a credible investigation into allegations of war crimes.
The alleged gang-rape of a woman in a moving vehicle in India’s northeastern state of Assam has shocked and outraged people, leading to protests and rallies.
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|Timothy V. Gatto|