ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government and national airline to explain why they have failed to take action over the sexual harassment of a senior female pilot.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has arrested a Uighur Aids activist for endangering national security, a health advocacy group said, in the latest sign of the government's crackdown in the troubled far western region of Xinjiang, home to the largely Muslim Uighur people.
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese police dealt with an "emergency" near Beijing's Tiananmen Square during a top government meeting last week, state media reported on Monday, after onlookers said they saw smoke in the area.
KABUL (AFP) - The Taleban on Monday vowed to target Afghanistan's presidential election, urging their fighters to attack polling staff, voters and security forces before the April 5 vote to choose a successor to Hamid Karzai.
MALE, Maldives (AFP) - The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year's chaotic contest to choose a president.