The United States and South Korea are negotiating plans to deploy a missile defense system south of the demilitarized zone. But Russia and China object, saying the deployment would compromise their security needs.
A US military inquiry has concluded that a 2015 US airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan did not amount to a war crime, but resulted from human error. Families of those killed in the strike have expressed their dismay.
Clashes between hardliners and reformists have wounded four people in southern Iran as the two groups exchanged gunfire. The reformists are seeking control of parliament after making gains in the first round of voting.
North Korea has sentenced a US citizen to hard labor after he was found guilty of subversion and espionage. North Korea says he's admitted to the "unpardonable" offense of receiving military secrets on a USB thumb drive.
A spate of recent killings of secular bloggers and activists has spotlighted the growing sense of insecurity in Bangladesh. Professor Ali Riaz explains the reasons behind the attacks and the government's inaction.