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Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 US companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington.

Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reform

Andrew RC Marshall and Wa Lone/Reuters

Mong Yaw: The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn`t belong to Aik Chin`s missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognisable from a severe beating.

After US sanctions target Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatens to cut off official contact with United States

After US sanctions target Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatens to cut off official contact with United States

North Korea on Monday threatened to cut off one of its official contact channels with the US, the first of its countermeasures against new sanctions imposed on the country.

Nepal PM attacks India for raising 'human rights abuses' at UN meet

Nepal PM attacks India for raising 'human rights abuses' at UN meet

Speaking to the media, Oli demanded to know how India could be ignorant that the the UN was involved in Nepal's peace process.