Lawmakers give initial approval to a controversial bill to grant amnesty to people charged with political offenses during turmoil that began with a 2006 coup.
India’s villages are plagued by underdevelopment and its cities are increasingly chaotic as millions of rural migrants seek out a better life.
Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic church accuses the military of shooting unarmed protesters and desecrating a church.
Thai lawmakers begin debating a contentious bill to give amnesty for political offenders, which threatens to revive the social unrest that plagued Thailand for years.
Taiwan’s last remaining diplomatic allies are developing increasingly tight economic ties with China, a trend that could ultimately increase Taiwan’s diplomatic isolation.
Cambodia’s opposition party will call for a street protest if demands for an impartial investigation of irregularities in recent general election are not met.
Six people killed at a Buddhist temple during a 2010 crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok were slain by Thai soldiers’ bullets, an inquest finds.
Politicians call for calm and police say they have identified suspects after a low-intensity bomb exploded outside a Buddhist temple in Jakarta, injuring three people.
Standing outside India’s parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to opposition parties to allow the legislature to function without disruption so that it could pass key bills.
Japan marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Police and government officials condemn an attack on a Buddhist temple in Jakarta after a small bomb detonated as devotees inside prayed, injuring one person.
The tiny country of Nauru on Saturday became the second Pacific island nation to agree to settle refugees who attempt to reach Australia by boat, in a deal aimed at deterring asylum seekers that was quickly attacked by critics.
Bangkok braces for possible unrest, with protests expected over moves in parliament that could eventually lead to a pardon for ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
The two rival parties claiming victory in Cambodia’s general election reach an agreement with the state National Election Committee to investigate polling irregularities.
It’s been so hot that people are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard caught fire by itself.
Taiwanese lawmakers exchange punches and throw water at each other ahead of a vote that would authorize a national referendum on a nuclear power plant.
Cambodia’s opposition party insists that an independent committee to investigate cheating in this week’s election must be established before holding talks with the ruling party.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has retracted comments suggesting Japan should follow the Nazi example of how to change the country’s constitution, following protests by neighboring countries and human rights activists.
Cambodia’s long-serving leader, Hun Sen, said his party was ready to talk to the opposition after both sides claimed victory in Sunday’s general election.
An American tourist who insisted on singing with the band in a bar in a beach town in Thailand was killed by one of the musicians.