Chinese journalists must pass a new ideology exam to keep their press cards, in what reporters say is another example of increasing media control.
The impoverished Asian nation and its neighbor are in arbitration over a deal to share oil and gas reserves on the seabed between the two countries.
More than 200 people in Bangladesh have died in political violence this year, and many say that emergency rule under the army looks increasingly likely.
India reacts after one of its diplomats in New York complained of “barbaric” treatment when she was arrested and strip-searched by US authorities.
New legislation would appoint an ombudsman to monitor corruption in the prime minister’s office and government departments.
The United States provides the Philippines’ security forces with US$40 million in new assistance in part to help the country protect its territorial waters.
Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand say they will step up their protests in an attempt to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office.
Miss International 2012 winner Ikumi Yoshimatsu has been barred from an event over controversy around her refusal to sign up to a major talent agency.
Police say they have detained people suspected of taking part in a “pre-meditated” riot, in which 16 people in total were killed.
US Secretary of State John Kerry offers harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on a visit to Vietnam.
Thousands of survivors of super typhoon Haiyan walk in darkness toward damaged churches in central Philippines at the start of Christmas vigil dawn masses on Monday.
Thailand’s military offers to help the country hold a “fair and clean” election, suggesting the armed forces may play a role in the vote.
In his second year in office, Shinzo Abe is likely to renew his efforts to ease self-imposed limits on Japan’s right to collective self defense.
The US secretary of state warns that the execution of Kim Jong Un’s uncle shows the need to curb North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
The heads of Thailand’s powerful military agrees to a weekend meeting with the leader of the movement seeking to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Bangladesh executes an Islamist opposition leader in a move likely to spark more violent protests less than a month before elections are due.
State media in the secretive state says Jang Song Thaek was executed for trying to seize power and bringing on economic catastrophe.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand pin their hopes on winning support from the powerful military to take forward a campaign to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Rights group says asylum seekers are kept in ‘debilitating and humiliating conditions’ in Australia’s offshore detention centers.