Iran determined to end 'manufactured' nuclear crisis

Iran is determined to end the "manufactured crisis" over its nuclear programme and drafting of a final deal with world powers, though hard, is progressing, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

Afghan President Ghani predicts a 'difficult' spring

Afghanistan faces a difficult spring in terms of security as the so-called "fighting season" with the Taliban begins, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Saturday.

Bangladesh pays tribute to US blogger killed in machete attack

Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation.