Nepal’s new prime minister appointed two deputy premiers on Monday, including an ethnic community leader who rallied protesters against the Constitution.
Indonesia began trials Monday of seven men on charges of conspiring with terrorists and recruiting for militant groups, including Islamic State.
An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, pushing some to convert.
Staff deaths at Asia’s largest tuberculosis hospital in Mumbai are being underreported, highlighting India’s growing struggle to contain the disease.
Cows have become a tool of political parties, an electioneering code word and a rallying cry for both Hindu nationalists and their opponents.
The teenage son of a detained rights lawyer is under house arrest in China after being grabbed in Burma while trying to escape to the United States.
One third of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion succeed in quitting smoking, say researchers.
Malaysian police have detained the lawyer of a politician who has been calling for US authorities to probe an international financial scandal involving Najib.
After fleeing Burma, around 600 Rohingya are stranded in limbo in Thai shelters and immigration detention centers, many suffering badly from their ordeal.
Australia is courting a deal with the Philippines to transfer asylum seekers held in indefinite offshore detention, the country’s immigration minister said.
The US government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon and stands ready to defend against any such attacks.
Kinmen, a half-hour ferry ride to China, is eyeing closer commercial ties with its colossal neighbor, prompting a wary welcome from the local populace.
A Bangladeshi pastor survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity.
Australia's highest court will consider whether the policy of sending asylum seekers to Nauru for long-term detention is in breach of the constitution.
Shinzo Abe is set to retain close allies in a cabinet reshuffle, as he refocuses on the economy after divisive security legislation.
An Indian politician is arrested and charged with raping his 14-year-old maid, though he claims there is a political conspiracy to malign him before elections.
Twelve Pacific Rim countries reach the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world’s economy.
Thailand’s military government appointed a new committee Monday to write a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected last month.
The legacy of the devastating Khmer Rouge period has left millions of Cambodians with psychological scars the country is ill-equipped to deal, experts say.
The World Bank has cut its 2015 and 2016 growth forecasts for the developing East Asia and Pacific region, citing a sharp slowdown in China.