Oil prices ended slightly lower on profit-taking after recent solid gains.
US stocks traded lower as investors assessed the newly-released economic data and quarterly earnings reports.
Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has left for New Delhi amid a political standoff in the Himalayan nation.
It was like a macabre end to a Chabrol movie. I had returned with images of such aesthetic delight from the Pahela Baishakh festivities in Dhaka that the news of Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique having been hacked to death by Islamists left me in something of a daze.
External forces should not interfere in the South China Sea issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
Saudi Interior Ministry said the police foiled a terrorist attack in Asir region in the country and killed the two attackers, the media reported.
Words like "gent" instead of "man" and "authentic" for products in place of "genuine" can fetch up to fifty percent more money on eBay, revealed a research conducted by a British university
MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) has condemned the bombing of an MSF-supported Al Quds hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo that killed at least 14 people, including at least two of its doctors.
Pakistani activist Tabassum Adnan, who fights for women's rights, has won the Nelson Mandela - GraÃ§a Machel Innovation Award 2016, it was reported on Friday.
A Bengal tiger has died at the Karachi zoo, the media reported on Friday.