Police in South Korea have detained a man suspected of abducting a 7-year-old girl from her home and raping her, local police officials said Friday.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's two sons are among about 2,000 names removed from a blacklist in Myanmar, the president's office revealed Thursday.
Kevin Doyle of Condé Nast Traveler went along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Asia.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to Asia on Thursday for a wide-ranging trip that will take her from the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean to China and Russia farther north.
An 11-year-old Christian was arrested in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy for allegedly burning pages from the Quran.
A Pakistani court on Thursday postponed a decision on whether to grant bail to a Christian girl accused of burning pages of the Quran in a case that has heightened religious tensions in the capital, Islamabad.
A community is destroyed by sectarian violence in Myanmar. ITN has the story.
Myanmar has released three aid workers, including two U.N. employees, who received prison sentences after being detained amid sectarian clashes that killed scores of people in the west of the country in June, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.
This year of the dragon, according to Chinese and Vietnamese astrology, was meant to be fortuitous for Nguyen Duc Kien, one of Vietnam's most prominent and aggressive tycoons.
South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party overwhelmingly selected Park Geun-hye as its presidential candidate during its political convention on Monday.
North Korea's new first lady's high profile is a stark departure from the past. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his troops to be vigilant during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying they should be ready to lead a "sacred war," state media reported Saturday.
Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Monday, adding to a string of self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule in the troubled region, according to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and various media reports.
Two women in veils and voluminous white gowns kneel in front of a statue of the Buddha, exchanging vows and prayer beads to the languorous intonations of Buddhist chants.
Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from working in Persian Gulf nations amid increasing concerns over abuse and exploitation.
The World Food Programme is stepping in to feed people in North Korea, where floods have ruined crops and left hundreds of thousands homeless, according to reports.
North Korea suffers from what the U.N. calls an "emergency situation" due to flooding. CNN's Jennifer Delgado reports.
China and ASEAN are at odds over which countries can truly claim South China Sea waters. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.
Sectarian violence has sparked a "serious" human rights situation in western Myanmar, a U.N. envoy said.
North Korea's youthful leader, Kim Jong Un, has married a woman named Ri Sol Ju, according to a report by state news agency KCNA Wednesday.
The new chief of Pakistan's spy agency will urge the United States to end drone strikes on Pakistani soil and identify targets that the country's security forces can then attack, a senior intelligence official said.
Eight people were killed in eastern Afghanistan by rockets fired from Pakistan, an official from the Afghan province of Kunar told CNN on Sunday.
Indian lawmakers cast ballots Thursday to elect a new president for the South Asian democracy, with the ruling party's candidate considered the almost-certain winner.
North Korea said Tuesday that it had promoted a little-known general to a key military rank, a day after it announced that it had relieved its army chief of all his government posts.
Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, talks about efforts to repair her country's relationship with the U.S.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Friday with Thein Sein, the president of Myanmar who has overseen a series of political reforms in the Southeast Asian country over the past year, a senior State Department official said.
The United States announced Wednesday that it is easing sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, allowing American companies to conduct business in the Southeast Asian nation.
Thailand has pardoned a Thai-born American who was sentenced last year to 2 1/2 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Myanmar's military leaders have nominated a former general considered fiercely loyal to former dictator Senior General Than Shwe to be the country's next vice president.
Several economic factors may slow Myanmar's emergence as a viable investment opportunity. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
So little is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the identity of a woman seen by his side during more than one official engagement has sparked a flurry of speculation worldwide.
The resignation of Myanmar's first vice president could pave the way for the introduction of more reformers into President Thein Sein's government, experts say.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for the rule of law and democratic institutions in Myanmar.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman about the U.S.-Pakistani relationship.
A South Korean left-wing activist was arrested Thursday for an unauthorized visit to North Korea, a South Korean national police official said.
One of Myanmar's vice presidents has resigned from his post due to health reasons, the government said Wednesday.
25 years after democracy came to South Korea, critics say the president is cutting back on free speech.
Everyone's made a joke they thought was funny only to see it fall flat, but Park Jung-geun's attempt at humor could see him jailed for up to seven years in South Korea.
Rep. Peter King (R) and Rep Lynn Woolsey (D) on the pros and cons of drones used overseas and in the U.S.
On Sunday a missile launched from a U.S. drone struck a house in Pakistan's remote tribal agency of North Waziristan, killing eight suspected militants, most of whom were loyal to the Pakistani Taliban commander, Hafiz Gul Bahadur. Bahadur has reportedly overseen multiple attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan.
A prisoner release announced Tuesday by Myanmar authorities includes at least 24 political detainees, a prisoner rights group said.
Japanese lawmakers approves a plan to double the nation's sales tax. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.
Fifty rebel lawmakers resigned Monday from Japan's governing party, weakening the majority of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as he pushes a controversial increase in the sales tax through parliament.
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Hong Kong for the 15th anniversary of the handover of the colony to Beijing.
South Korea and Japan on Friday postponed the signing of a landmark military intelligence pact after the prospect stirred discontent among Koreans.
Seventeen Pakistani soldiers who were kidnapped last week are shown beheaded in a video released by the Taliban.
Following a messy political process, new Pakistani P.M. Raja Pervez Ashraf has emerged. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Four suspected militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region Tuesday night, a government official and a military official told CNN.
Japanese lawmakers approved a contentious plan to double the country's sales tax Tuesday even as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda battled to contain an uprising in his own party over the issue that could bring about his downfall.
North Korea has reacted angrily to the use of its flag during live-fire drills by South Korea and the United States, calling it "a grave provocative act."
Paula Hancocks meets a South Korean man who moved his family to North Korea and now bitterly regrets the decision.
Raja Pervez Ashraf ascended to prime minister of Pakistan on Friday after lawmakers approved his nomination in a majority vote in parliament.
Reza Sayah reports on an arrest warrant for Pakistan's ruling party candidate for prime minister, Makhdoom Shahabuddin .
Three high-profile Pakistanis explain the fallout of the Supreme Court sacking Prime Minister Gilani.
North Korea called a joint military drill among U.S., South Korea and Japan "reckless military provocations" that could lead to "nuclear war" as the allies started their operations Thursday amid tensions in the region.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the handling of sectarian violence is seen as a test for Myanmar's government.
A dozen more people have died during ongoing sectarian violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, bringing the death toll from the unrest to 62, a local official said Wednesday.
Pakistan is facing uncertainty after the country's Supreme Court effectively removed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from office.
Pakistan's president has summoned the lower house of parliament to meet Friday to elect a new prime minister after the nation's top court ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani is ineligible to hold office.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is found guilty in contempt case. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
A court in western Myanmar has sentenced two Muslim men to death for robbing, raping and killing a woman last month, a case that provoked sectarian clashes in the area that left at least fifty people dead.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the results of the Greek election as he prepared to join other world leaders at a summit aimed at boosting a sluggish global economic recovery.
A bomb exploded near a market in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 40, government official Khalid Mumtaz said.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi calls for people and companies to invest in Myanmar.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that North Korea's new leader, Kim Jung Un, "has a choice to make" -- become a "transformative leader" or continue the Communist nation's existing policies, which she predicted would lead to its demise.
Paula Hancocks explains Kim Jong Un's address to North Korea signals a departure in leadership style but not in policy.
Hundreds of Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar tried to enter Bangladesh on Wednesday, but many were turned away by the authorities.
Oh Kil-nam refuses to keep a single photo of his family in his home. He says it's just too painful.
Professor Behzad Yaghmaian discusses the alliance between China and Russia and what it means for the rest of the world.
China's President Hu Jintao urged Iran to take a "flexible and pragmatic" approach as it enters talks on its nuclear program Friday with the U.N. nuclear watchdog in Vienna, China's foreign ministry said.
The heads of state of Russia, China and four Central Asian partner nations signed a statement Thursday opposing outside intervention in Syria and Iran.
As the Syrian death toll grows, world powers suggest new plans to stop the violence. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports
A suspected U.S. drone strike in northwestern Pakistan on Monday morning killed 15 militants and wounded three others, a local government official said, the third such deadly attack in as many days.
From her seat on the stage at the World Economic Forum, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a packed room what she was thinking as her plane prepared to land in Thailand for her first foreign trip in 24 years.
North Korea proclaimed itself a "nuclear state" this week following a revision of its constitution earlier this year.
Analysis of satellite images indicate North Korea may be preparing for another nuclear test. Paula Hancocks reports.
Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just. They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held in until Shin overheard them and reported them to the prison guards.
North Korea is facing possibly its worst drought in 50 years, state media reported this week.
"Rolling Thunder" gathered in Washington honoring past POWs, as well as rally for current POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Political leaders in Nepal failed Sunday to reach any kind of agreement on the country's new constitution, prompting the parliament to dissolve and pushing the nation even deeper into crisis.
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least two militants Saturday morning in Pakistan's tribal region, a local official said.
A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at a militant hideout in Pakistan's tribal region on Thursday, killing eight people, a senior local official said.
China warns North Korea. What will the North's next nuclear test reveal? CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
The top U.S. envoy for North Korea warned Pyongyang Monday against a possible third nuclear test.
President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan will attend the NATO summit meeting about Afghanistan in Chicago this weekend, his office said in a statement Thursday.
North Korea has resumed work on the construction of a reactor that could help it push forward its nuclear weapons program, according to an academic group's analysis of a recent satellite image.
President Obama presented the Medal of Honor on Wednesday to the family of Spc. Leslie Sabo Jr., who died in 1970 in Cambodia. The following transcript of the ceremony was provided by the White House Office of the Press Secretary:
Recent ballistic missile tests by India, Pakistan and North Korea -- which has ominously threatened to "reduce to ashes" the South Korean military "in minutes" -- are once again focusing the world's attention on the dangers of nuclear war.
With his fate at home hanging in the balance, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani repudiated U.S. claims that Pakistan was falling short on fighting the war on terrorism and said instead that his nation was operating on a trust deficit with Washington.
Could this be the dawn of a new Myanmar? CNN's Paula Hancocks follows the country's fight for democracy.
CNN's Paula Hancocks speaks to journalists in Myanmar and asks whether government censorship is being relaxed.
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepared to depart Monday night for China, President Barack Obama was tight-lipped about the whereabouts of escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his potential impact on the discussions to be held this week in Beijing.
A pro-democracy activist has been ordered detained in Vietnam for at least four months, having been charged with organizing terrorist activities, state media reported.
The U.N. chief made a landmark visit to Myanmar on Sunday, the latest high-profile official to descend on the nation as it undergoes economic and political reforms.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met with Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday, as she became the latest in a series of high-ranking international figures to visit the country.
Far from clarifying matters, the Pakistani Supreme Court's guilty verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has added several layers of uncertainty about the fate of Pakistan's civilian government and its longest serving prime minister.
The Pakistani Supreme Court on Thursday convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court but gave him just a symbolic sentence that will not require him to serve time in prison.
A spokesman for the Philippine Supreme Court discusses charges filed against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Pakistan said Wednesday that it had conducted a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just days after its arch-rival India tested a longer-range missile.
Pakistan says it has test-fired a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
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