Tiny Shamsa is a victim of the war against Islamist militants in northwest Pakistan, but it wasn't bullets or bombs that paralyzed her right leg. The 18-month-old contracted polio after fighting blocked vaccination teams from reaching her village.
Six years after a powerful tsunami swept more than 200,000 to their deaths, Titik Yuniarti still clings to hope at least one of her children is alive.
Lebanon hosts about 200,000 foreign maids. Like other migrant domestic workers around the world, the women frequently are subjected to conditions that local activists call "legal slavery."
The Sri Lankan government has appointed a senior army officer accused of war crimes in the conflict with Tamil rebels as its deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
Secretive North Korea finally put its heir apparent on show to the world Thursday, releasing a photograph of a chubby and serious-faced Kim Jong-un seated close to his ailing father, Kim Jong-il.
Three containers filled with explosives meant for road construction detonated Friday outside a police station in eastern Sri Lanka, killing 25 people, most of them police officers, in a blast government officials called an accident.
India expressed concerns on Tuesday about China's influence in the Indian Ocean, the latest sign of tension between the Asian giants who are competing for resources and geopolitical power in the region.
A unit of CBS Corp. said Wednesday it has formed a joint venture with billionaire Anil Ambani's Reliance Broadcast Network to launch television channels in India, joining a host of foreign broadcasters hoping to tap a fast-growing market.
The ambassador from Sri Lanka says 58 members of Congress were "duped" by terrorist supporters into signing a letter calling for a war-crimes investigation into a 26-year civil war against rebels who pioneered suicide bombings and forced children to fight against the government.