WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.
MUMBAI India tightened gold import norms for export houses by restricting them from importing the yellow metal only for export purposes and not for selling in the domestic market, the government said in a circular on Wednesday.
BHUBANESWAR, India Flames swept through an illegal firecracker workshop in Odisha on Wednesday, killing at least six people, police said.
Angoor Adda, PAKISTAN Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad's plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier.
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. | Video
MUMBAI India's bonds and currency markets will be closed on Thursday and Friday for a public holiday. Share markets will open for a one-hour special trading session on Thursday evening to mark Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, and close on Friday.
MUMBAI Worry that rising consumer prices will threaten the Indian central bank's inflation target of 4 percent led the majority of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee to vote to keep rates steady, according to minutes issued on Wednesday.
RUETERS - UltraTech Cement Ltd posted a 28 percent fall in second-quarter profit, but beat street estimates, hurt by higher expenses.
ERBIL The Kurdish independence vote championed by their leader Masoud Barzani was a gamble that may have made his quest for a homeland more elusive than ever.
Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday.