Tokyo appeared ill-prepared when the Islamic State set a ransom deadline and purportedly killed a Japanese man that the extremist group had taken hostage.
The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has suspended 14 police officers and is investigating a police chief on suspicion of feasting on an endangered salamander.
Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner examine records of its automated control systems, and how pilots may have handled a failure.
A herder from northern China’s Inner Mongolia who had been protesting the government’s occupation of traditional grazing land hangs himself outside a government building.
As US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet, the shadow of a third player hangs over the talks: neighboring China.
Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a political ban imposed on the ousted leader.
Philippine police recover bodies of commandos mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village, where they were hunting down a most-wanted terrorist.
Bangladesh police have formally charged opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia with instigating a petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus.
US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveil plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties.
Nepal plunged deeper into crisis on Friday after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution.
Thailand’s military-appointed legislature impeaches former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a move that could further polarize a divided nation plagued by a decade of political turmoil.
A new robust Indian diplomacy has delighted Washington, which has been nudging India for years to dovetail with the US strategic pivot toward the region.
Residents of a village near Pattaya have voted to expel 48 people living in a HIV hospice, highlighting lingering discrimination against Thais living with AIDS.
China’s land reclamation in contested reefs in the South China Sea has become “massive,” and continues despite protests from other countries, a Philippine official says.
For Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who this month celebrated 30 years in power, the Internet’s popularity is both a threat and an opportunity.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his new government will restore democratic checks and balances after a decade of increasingly authoritarian rule under former president Rajapaksa.
Tough Chinese security laws could be introduced in Hong Kong, stoking fears China may tighten control there after last year’s pro-democracy street protests.
At least three people were injured during a brawl in Nepal’s parliament, with opposition legislators in a heated debate over the nation’s new constitution.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen takes a swipe at the country’s opposition and threatens its lawmakers with jail, accusing them of breaching a political truce.
Indonesia is sticking to its policy of executing drug offenders, including foreigners, despite the withdrawal of Dutch and Brazilian ambassadors from Jakarta.