Revelations that lawmakers are stealing up to half of funds for local development are a challenge for the Philippines reforming president.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay accuses the Maldives Supreme Court of undermining democracy in the Indian Ocean republic by interfering in its presidential elections.
Cellphones and social media make the running of prostitution rings easier than ever, to the point where kids are supplanting adults in the pimping business.
Members of the Muslim ethnic minority in China say checks have been stepped up as authorities arrest five for Tiananmen Square attack.
Fewer North Koreans are fleeing to South Korea, possibly due to tighter border control and cases of asylum seekers being returned home by China.
With parliamentary elections coming up, a break from dynastic politics seems unlikely in the South Asian country.
Chinese authorities investigating what could be Beijing’s first major suicide attack searched on Tuesday for two men from Muslim-dominated Xinjiang.
A seemingly deliberate car crash at one of China’s most politically sensitive places is yet to be explained.
Australia’s new conservative government is upholding the ban on China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd tendering for work on the country’s $38 billion National Broadband Network.
Thai prosecutors aim to indict a former prime minister for his alleged role in the deaths of demonstrators during a 2010 crackdown on anti-government protests.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wins political capital from pro-poor, but expensive, rice policy.
Explosions at an Indian election rally kill five people and wound 83 in the eastern city of Patna, the chief minister of Bihar state says.
After pressure from animal rights campaigners, Jakarta is to buy performing monkeys from their handlers and shelter them at a zoo.
Police and backers of Bangladesh’s ruling party clashed Sunday with opposition supporters, leaving five people dead as opposition parties tried to enforce a nationwide strike.
At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted the country’s forests, but environmentalists are unconvinced.
Grocery giant Loblaw says it will provide long-term help to survivors and the families of victims of April’s Rana Plaza tragedy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning a state secrets act that critics say could curtail public access to information on a range of issues.
Potent marijuana grown indoors in Canada and the United States is easy to buy in Vietnam’s major cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters marched to deliver a petition to the UN urging it to intervene in what they say was a rigged election.
Two nuclear powers sound an optimistic tone as they sign agreements on their shared border, counterterrorism and trade.