A former member of the Jamaat-e-Islami Islamist party has been sentenced for killing civilians during the 1971 Bangladesh independence war.
Hong Kong authorities encounter little resistance as they begin clearing part of a pro-democracy protest camp in the bustling district of Mong Kok.
Bangladesh arrests four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women’s wing, as well as five suspects in a southern city.
Two senior Thai policemen face royal insult charges, the latest in a mounting number of lese-majeste cases following a coup in May.
Dozens of media workers have gathered at a shrine in Manila to remember the single deadliest attack on the press ever documented.
Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will seek an unprecedented third term as president, prompting calls from critics to curb the presidency’s “draconian powers.”
Thailand’s military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, tries a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.
Chinese prosecutors have accused Pu Zhiqiang of inciting ‘ethnic hatred and discrimination’ after he questioned the government’s account of a violent attack in Kunming
The smuggling of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Burma is so lucrative that Thai fishermen are converting their boats to carry humans.
India hands Bangladesh a list of 11 men suspected of plotting attacks including one targeting its prime minister, as the countries tighten security cooperation.
A Bangkok cinema chain cancels screenings of the latest “The Hunger Games” after students planned a protest against military rule, using the movie’s three-finger salute.
A controversial Indian religious leader has been arrested at his sprawling compound, ending a days-long standoff in which six people were killed.
The world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moves forward at the United Nations.
A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters break into the city’s legislature and police stop others from entering as tensions escalate in the Chinese-controlled city.
Synthethic drugs smuggled into the country from Burma and Vietnam are fuelling a rise in kidnapping and murder, according to Chinese authorities.
More than 600 trafficking victims from Burma and Bangladesh have been rescued off the coast by Bangladesh authorities.
Thai police have spoken to two men who attempted to post human remains believed to be stolen from a Bangkok hospital museum.
Workers in Hong Kong start clearing away barricades at one site of the student protest that has rocked the city for the last two months.
Kailash Satyarthi calls for support for a campaign to end child slavery as new figures estimate almost 36 million people are living as slaves today.
Japan’s economy has slipped into recession, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call a snap election halfway through his term.