During her EU visit, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged Europe and the United States to press Burma to reform its undemocratic Constitution.
An economically and culturally confident South Korea challenges bigger neighbors Japan and China for the hearts and minds of the rest of Asia and beyond.
Maldives officials rescheduled the country’s presidential election for Nov. 9 after police prevented the scheduled vote this past weekend.
The international community has a chance to challenge Chinese President Xi Jinping’s human rights record for the first time.
Mohamed Nasheed called on President Mohamed Waheed Hassan to step down after he allegedly obstructed a revote, which was scheduled after last month’s flawed election.
After fighting off a leadership challenge following a poor election result, Prime Minister Najib Razak has come under pressure to rein his reform plans.
Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League refuses to move aside for caretaker government ahead of a tense vote.
A Philippine sultan whose armed followers invaded Malaysia’s Sabah state, sparking a security crisis that left dozens of people dead earlier this year, is dead.
India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border, while they work towards resolving overlapping border claims.
Despite mitigation and adaptation costs in the billions of dollars, the price of doing nothing on climate change is far higher, the ADB finds.
As the Khmer Rouge tribunal nears its end, prosecutors said it sends a message to the world that massive human rights violations will not go unpunished.
Lao authorities call off search for survivors, meaning 49 people aboard a Lao Airlines plane that crashed Wednesday are presumed dead.
A plane from Laos’ state-run airline crashes in bad weather in the Southeast Asian nation, apparently killing 49 people from 11 countries, the government said.
A report estimates that almost 30 million people worldwide are victims of trafficking, enslavement, forced labor and debt bondage; 384,000 of them are in Burma.
Research by Transparency International finds Chinese companies opaque, while Indian companies are more open.
The death toll from an earthquake in the Philippines rose to 144 on Wednesday as rescuers dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings.
The eldest grandchild of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the driving force behind a gathering to be held in Bangkok next month on the rule of law.
Rescue crews are still counting the dead after a devastating earthquake strikes the central Philippines.
As the political landscape of Nepal changes, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders make unprecedented gains in the halls of power.
Philippine troops killed seven Muslim rebels in gunbattles in a city they were clearing of bombs, weapons and booby traps following a standoff with insurgents.