Pope Francis tells young people in Daejeon to “reject inhuman economic models which create new forms of poverty and marginalized workers.”
Shinzo Abe choses not to visit the Yasukuni Shrine, in what is seen as an effort to avoid inflaming tense relations with China.
Indonesian police run psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
Francis will spend five days in South Korea, a country of five million Catholics, on the first trip to Asia by a pontiff since 1999.
Improving American cooperation with China is critical to maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
A failed US effort to unite Asean strengthens China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, and could affect US-Burma relations.
Regional countries are increasing domestic manufacturers of military hardware, reducing their dependence on American and European suppliers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi accuses Pakistan of waging “proxy war” by sending militants to attack India in a trip to the disputed Kashmir region.
Three panda cubs were born on July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding program.
A new 48-part drama series chronicles the late Chinese Communist Party leader’s push toward market reforms in the 1970s and 1980s.
Outlawed in much of the developed world, asbestos is still going strong in the developing one, despite its well documented respiratory risks.
Human rights chief says investigations into abuses in Syria and North Korea were credible despite the lack of access to those countries.
Philippine security forces capture a fugitive former army general, fulfilling a promise by President Aquinio III to bring high-profile criminal suspects to justice.
China cracks down on Christian charity groups near its border with North Korea, with hundreds of members of the community forced to leave the country.
At a meeting in the Burmese capital, Naypyidaw, the US and the Philippines wanted Asean to adopt a freeze on provocative actions in the sea.
The biological parents of twins caught up in a Thai surrogacy scandal claim they wanted both babies but the surrogate mother threatened to involve police.
Ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Washington, the US urges India to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability.
A U.S. proposal for a freeze on provocative acts in the South China Sea got a cool response from China and some Southeast Asian nations.
A paradise-like island in the southwest Pacific is one of the first places to fulfil scientists’ predictions that climate change will submerge many coastal communities.
An Australian couple is accused of abandoning their baby with his Thai surrogate mother after discovering the child had Down syndrome.