As the Pakistan army stepped in to resolve a fortnight-long crisis over anti-government protests in Islamabad led by cricketer-turned-opposition politician Imran Khan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he had not asked the army to mediate.
After holding talks with leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday, army chief General Raheel Sharif is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif later in the day.
Three Tibetans in China have pleaded guilty to involvement in the death of a prominent religious leader and two other people, a lawyer representing the victims' families said on Friday, in Tibet's most closely watched murder case in decades.
Pakistan's powerful army chief has stepped in to mediate between the embattled government and the protesters seeking resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, signaling a possible end to the political drama.
The jihadist Islamic State group has posted video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter, in a warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders to end military cooperation with Washington, a monitoring group said.
A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released on Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.
Hong Kong democracy advocates expressed alarm on Friday after Chinese army vehicles were photographed travelling down a major thoroughfare, in what they condemned as a show of "military might" ahead of expected protests.
US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since al-Qaida before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
A solution to the longstanding mystery of why rocks move erratically across an isolated patch of California's Death Valley finally emerged on Thursday, when researchers published a study showing the driving force was sheets of wind-driven ice.