By choosing a navigational black hole to vanish into radar darkness, whoever took control of the flight appears to have acted only after meticulous planning.
Australia joins the search for the missing Malaysian airplane and Malaysia requests radar data from numerous countries, amid mounting evidence that its disappearance was planned.
The US first lady is not expected to raise human rights issues during an upcoming visit to China, where education will be on the agenda.
Indonesia’s raucous election season kicks off with the promise of a fresh style of leadership in the world’s third largest democracy.
Last words from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were uttered after someone on board had begun disabling the plane’s automatic tracking systems.
About 200 people rescued from a human trafficking camp in southern Thailand are suspected Uighur Muslims from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang.
Cao Shunli was detained in September, while on her way to human rights training in Geneva, for staging sit-in protests outside China’s foreign ministry.
As tension with China erode Japan’s post-war pacifism, the military is regaining its prestige—helped by a blitz of television dramas, movies and cartoons.
China, which is locked in maritime disputes with a number of Southeast Asian countries, flexes its growing military muscle during search efforts.
A new search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may be opened in the Indian Ocean, significantly broadening the potential location of the missing plane.
A series of miscues and media gaffes are turning Malaysia into an object of anger and criticism following the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner.
Search planes find no trace of a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in an area where satellite images showed debris as the hunt enters day six.
The United States has called a Chinese blockade stopping supplies to Filipino marines are posted at a grounded ship “provocative.”
Across developing Asia, dozens of mega-dams have been planned, but an Oxford University study finds the projects do more economic harm than good.
Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the UN says, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening environmental problems.
North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent sanctions, including the suspected use of embassies to facilitate an illegal weapons trade, a UN report says.
As the search for flight MH370 goes into a fifth day, there is still no sign of the plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew.
David Puttnam, best known for producing the movie “The Killing Fields”, has stunned journalists, diplomats and others by praising reviled Cambodian strongman Hun Sen.
After India successfully reduced its spread, fear surrounding the disease—which is not highly contagious or lethal—leads to a rise in new cases.
The Obama administration is stepping up its attempts to court China’s support for isolating Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.