An Indonesian state Islamic university faced criticism this week after it barred female students from wearing full-face veils.
Eleven countries in the Pacific region have signed a major Asia-Pacific free trade agreement in Santiago, Chile.
The disputes have increased partly because of claims to undersea gas and oil.
Members of Hong Kong’s Roman Catholic community are worried about a possible deal between the Catholic Church and China’s leaders.
Chinese media say the Communist Party has proposed lifting term limits for the office of president from China’s Constitution.
Such gatherings are part of a Turkish effort to improve contacts with African leaders.
The rights group Amnesty International says the world’s most powerful leaders have made angry political speech a normal behavior.
Cambodia was exporting much less rice than its neighbors Thailand and Vietnam, reports showed.
The country is appealing to the world to provide support for a series of development projects in Gaza.
News reports suggest that the Vatican and China could reach an agreement on the appointment of Chinese Catholic religious officials.