The government of Laos disavows responsibility for the disappearance of a respected social activist and suggested he had been kidnapped over a personal dispute.
Television audiences across China watch an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves.
The hours-long gang-rape and near-fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggers outrage and anger across India.
China’s giant state enterprises are involved in some 300 dams from Algeria to Burma with little attention to environment or social impact.
A respected social activist goes missing in Laos with a colleague claiming that evidence suggests the police took him into custody.
Pilot error caused a Russian-made passenger jet to crash into an Indonesia volcano seven months ago during a demonstration flight, killing all 45 people aboard.
Homemade bombs explode in Bangladesh’s capital and police fire tear gas at demonstrators as opposition parties enforce a general strike to demand a caretaker administration.
North Korea finally has a rocket that can put a satellite in orbit but that doesn’t mean Pyongyang is close to an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Authorities step up search for 261 Filipino fishermen missing more than a week after a typhoon killed hundreds in the southern Philippines.
The global clothing industry fails to come up with a long-term solution to fix working conditions in Asia’s garment factories.
North Korea defies international warnings and fires a long-range rocket in a clear sign Pyongyang is pushing forward with developing nuclear warheads.
Explosions of homemade bombs are reported in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka as opposition activists enforcing a daylong general strike riot and clash with police.
The number missing after a typhoon hits the Philippines jumps to nearly 900 after families report losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea.
Police detain a monk and his nephew in China’s Sichuan Province and accused them of instigating the self-immolations of eight ethnic Tibetans.
Investigators plan to file murder charges against former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva in the first prosecutions for a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests in 2010.
Four immigrant bus drivers accused of inciting the city-state’s first labor strike in 26 years are granted bail in a case that highlights growing unrest.
Vast crowds turned out on Wednesday to catch a brief glimpse of Thailand’s beloved King as the world’s longest-reigning monarch celebrated his 85th birthday.
The death toll from the southern Philippines’ powerful Typhoon Bopha climbs to around 350 people with nearly 400 still missing.
Despite 112 deaths in the Bangladesh garment factory blaze last month, employees with no other means of supporting themselves are desperate to return to work.
Thousands of villagers flee their homes as a strong typhoon roared closer to the southern Philippines.