Prosecutor’s Move in Afghan War Inquiry May Mean Clash With U.S.

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor took an important step on Monday in pursuing a war-crimes case related to Afghanistan, requesting permission to investigate torture, rape and other atrocities...

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Is Ordered Removed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered the removal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over accusations of corruption, delivering a historic ruling that is likely...

A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

DZONGSAR MONASTERY, China — The monks, dressed in crimson robes and wielding blue plastic swords, were rehearsing a dance they would perform the next day in celebration of the...

To Court Workers, Japanese Firms Try Being More Gay-Friendly

TOKYO — Once a week, the Japanese insurance company where Shinsuke Nakamura works tries to enliven its morning staff meeting by having employees give personal presentations. The topics tend...

China Finds Lawyer Who Exposed Torture Allegations Guilty of Inciting Subversion

BEIJING — A Chinese human rights lawyer who has supported the families of other lawyers and activists detained in a sweeping crackdown since 2015 was declared guilty on Tuesday...

4 Men Held in Bangalore in New Year’s Eve Attack Caught on Video

NEW DELHI — There is no mistaking what the security camera captured. A young woman walking in a residential neighborhood is followed and intercepted by men on a motor...

China Says It Will Ban Abuse of Children at Internet Detox Camps

HONG KONG — China’s internet detox boot camps have drawn wide condemnation for abusive treatment of children that includes beatings and electroshock therapy, prompting the government to draft a...

China Envoy Discusses ‘Situation of the Korean Peninsula’ With North

SEOUL, South Korea — A special envoy from President Xi Jinping of China discussed regional and mutual concerns with senior North Korean officials in Pyongyang on Saturday, the North’s...

Dennis Rodman, Frequent Visitor to North Korea, Says He’s Back

HONG KONG — The former N.B.A. star Dennis Rodman has been one of the United States’ most unlikely links to North Korea, traveling repeatedly to the authoritarian state and...

Myanmar Lawyer Had Sparred With Military Over Constitution Before He Was Killed

YANGON, Myanmar — The soft-spoken rights lawyer had devised a plan to replace Myanmar’s Constitution with one that would strip the military of its extraordinary political powers. The lawyer, U...