Sri Lankan foreign minister is optimistic that UN will delay a report on alleged war crimes as his government is establishing a new judicial mechanism.
Six inmates have committed suicide at a prison in Taiwan after a failed breakout attempt in which they seized weapons and held guards hostage.
An upstart anti-corruption party has won a smashing victory in state government elections, dealing a huge blow to the Prime Minister’s Hindu nationalist party.
Senior US officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts to discuss the possibility of repatriating officials who have fled to America with stolen government assets.
The sodomy conviction of Malaysia’s opposition leader sets back Washington’s improved ties with a country that is becoming increasingly important for US diplomacy.
Malaysia’s highest court finds opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty on charges of sodomy in a case that his supporters say was politically motivated.
Japan’s Cabinet adopts new guidelines for international aid that for the first time clearly state that it will allow provisions for foreign armed forces.
The United States says its relationship with longtime ally Thailand was going through a “challenging” period as the two sides began a major military exercise.
Authorities in China seize about 8,000 rolls of toilet paper and another 20,000 packages of tissues containing unflattering images of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive.
Hospitals across Thailand are denying insurance and care to migrant laborers despite an insurance scheme launched more than a year ago.
The Philippines will raise its concerns over China’s land reclamation in disputed reefs and discuss Manila’s new peace deal with Muslim rebels during a state visit.
Police have rescued hundreds of children working in hazardous industries in a southern Indian city despite laws that ban child labor, an official said Thursday.
US lawmakers introduce legislation to broaden sanctions against North Korea by imposing stiffer punishments on international companies that do business with Pyongyang.
Sri Lanka will allow a US$1.5 billion “port city” deal with China to go ahead, apparently dropping its earlier threats to cancel the project.
The death toll from a TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in Taiwan rises to 31 and could climb higher with 12 people still missing.
Users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise to avoid challenging the Communist political system.
India wants to use state-of-the-art US technology to boost the potency of a planned aircraft carrier, a move aiming to counter China’s regional military influence.
Tamil leaders say that the government is not moving fast enough to free prisoners detained without trial and return private land seized by the military.
Hardline elements in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party are dragging on the government’s economic reform agenda as they push a strident brand of Hindu nationalism.
The Asian gambling capital of Macau’s winning streak is cooling after a decade of red hot growth, with a high-profile corruption crackdown deterring high-rollers.