RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Asia

A collection of news and information related to Asia published by this site and its partners.

Top Asia Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Show Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl mercy, not a court-martial

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is known to most Americans. He wandered off a remote Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009 and was taken prisoner by the Taliban. After five years of torture and privation, he was released in exchange for five Guantanamo...
  • 4 Afghan men sentenced to death over horrifying mob killing

    Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Quran, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative...
  • Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments

    Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments
    U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates. Markets started the day higher, propelled by a jump in energy stocks, but then quickly gave up the gains. A comment...
  • Family of man killed by U.S. drone strike backs 'hostage czar'

    Family of man killed by U.S. drone strike backs 'hostage czar'
    The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., introduced legislation last week to set up a "czar,"...
  • Bollywood star Salman Khan guilty in hit and run, faces 5 years in prison

    An Indian court on Wednesday found Bollywood superstar Salman Khan guilty of culpable homicide in a hit-and-run accident 13 years ago that left a homeless man dead, and sentenced the actor to five years in prison. Four others were injured in the 2002...
  • 60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide

    Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists. Residents of the...
  • South Florida man deported after serving time for terrorist bomb plot

    South Florida man deported after serving time for terrorist bomb plot
    A Broward County man has been deported to his native Pakistan after he served time in federal prison for plotting to blow up South Florida targets. Imran Mandhai, 32, of Hollywood, was arrested in May 2002 and later admitted he conspired to bomb a...
  • 5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford

    President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Five things to know about Dunford: ___ FOLLOWING IN DAD'S...
  • For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away

    Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it. The website Okryu, aimed primarily at smartphone users, offers...
  • Nepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young

    Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month. "Over...
  • Carnival raises China cruise bet with plan to add 5th ship

    Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday it's planning to base a fifth passenger liner in Shanghai in 2017, adding to a foothold in China's fast-growing leisure cruise market. The Miami-based company said that the new Princess...