A member of the Iranian Parliament rejected reports suggesting that Russia is taking over in Chabahar, a strategic port in southeast Iran, to replace India after it reportedly withdrew from development plans for the region.
Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a Daesh suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said Sunday.
A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.
Officials in the disputed Indian-controlled Kashmir region have started restoring landline phone lines since imposing a brutal curfew and news blackout on the majority-Muslim territory in early August.
Hong Kong activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week as thousands of pro-government supporters gathered in a park to condemn their opponents and support the police, a stark illustration of the polarization now coursing through the city.