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Syrian rebels attack Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 3:52PM UTC Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday. Pic: AP

The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage.

Asian migrants detained in South America

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:08PM UTC

Salvadoran police have detained two Nicaraguan men who authorities say were transporting nine Nepalese and three Bangladeshi migrants who were bound for the United States.

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:00PM UTC

The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed plans that will allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan a bit beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and no security agreement is signed.

Mongolian blogger imprisoned for tweets criticising transport minister

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 3:38PM UTC A group of supporters gathered in Mongolia's capital after Ts. Bat's conviction of defamation charges Tuesday. Image via @ideruugan on Twitter.

A Mongolian man was sentenced to three months in prison on Tuesday for defaming a high-profile politician on social media. Ts. Bat (@batengineer), an engineer and blogger, was found guilty on Tuesday of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector.

Flooding in Nepal kills US tourist after boat capsizes

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 9:46AM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials in Nepal say a tourist from United States died while trying to cross a flooded river in western Nepal and an overcrowded boat crossing another swollen river capsized leaving at least two people missing. Police official Janak Shahi said 82-year-old Joseph Edward Wheeler was swept

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