Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s 91-year-old founding father, is on life support in intensive care while being treated for severe pneumonia.
China imposes a one-year ban on ivory imports amid criticism that its citizens’ appetite for ivory fuels poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
A growing number of refugees live in cities and towns around the world, where they lead lives of tenuous legality and struggle to survive.
Thailand’s parliament votes in favor of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law ends.
A shipping company that famously tried to hide fighter jets under a cargo of sugar later sought to evade UN sanctions by renaming its vessels.
A sophisticated network of brokers and agents recruits Burmese and Cambodia laborers through trickery and kidnapping to work on Thai fishing vessels in slave-like conditions.
Philippine troops battled about 300 Abu Sayyaf rebels in fighting Wednesday that left two soldiers and five militants dead in the country’s restive south.
In a camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims, it’s easy to overlook the Internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore.
Journalists and experts say news organisations are toning down criticism of Prime Minister Abe’s government for fear of sparking ire and losing access to sources.
Indonesia’s president says the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, won’t be delayed, warning foreign countries not to intervene.
Construction of a massive dam in Cambodia will not start until at least 2018, in an apparent effort to stop heavy opposition to the project.
The death toll from a ferry disaster in Bangladesh rises to 70, as divers finish their search after the vessel was lifted to the surface.
A court in Thailand sentenced two theater activists to prison on Monday over a play commemorating the anniversary of a student uprising.
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed will stay in police custody until his terrorism trial is completed, prompting expressions of concern from neighbor India and Washington.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is banking on genetically modified crops to reduce India’s reliance on imported agricultural goods.
For centuries, a curse saved the Chambal River, but now the modern world is making an impact in this isolated part of northern India
Nearly three months after police cleared away Hong Kong’s pro-democracy street protests, lingering anger stokes a new front of radical activism.
Malaria with total resistance to treatment has taken hold in Burma and spread close to the border with India, threatening to render crucial medicines useless.
Chinese reclamation in the South China Sea will enable Beijing to extend the range of its navy, air force, coastguard and fishing fleets before long.
Thailand passes a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a “rent-a-womb” industry that made the country a top destination for fertility tourism.