LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wars, persecution and other violence have driven a record 68.5 million people from their homes, more than the population of Britain or France, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday and called for federal control over the disputed Himalayan region, citing a deterioration in security that could herald a new crackdown.
TOKYO MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan hit its lowest levels since February on Tuesday, falling almost one percent amid an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China.
KABUL Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. | Video
MANILA Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday.
KABUL The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days. | Video
KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office on Sunday extended a unilateral ceasefire with Taliban militants, due to end on Wednesday June 20, by 10 days.
KABUL An explosion outside the governor's office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed 10 people on Sunday and wounded 30, a security official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility.
KABUL A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.
KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. | Video