Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the UN says, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening environmental problems.
North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent sanctions, including the suspected use of embassies to facilitate an illegal weapons trade, a UN report says.
As the search for flight MH370 goes into a fifth day, there is still no sign of the plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew.
David Puttnam, best known for producing the movie “The Killing Fields”, has stunned journalists, diplomats and others by praising reviled Cambodian strongman Hun Sen.
After India successfully reduced its spread, fear surrounding the disease—which is not highly contagious or lethal—leads to a rise in new cases.
The Obama administration is stepping up its attempts to court China’s support for isolating Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.
Investigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack.
China curtails the power of the ruling Communist Party’s Political and Legal Committee, a secretive body overseeing the security services, to interfere in legal cases.
Parental concerns mean that many children near the site of Japan’s 2011 nuclear meltdown rarely play outside, causing physical problems and stress.
Vietnamese searchers struggle to find an object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
A Malaysian court convicts opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy and sentenced him to five years in prison on Friday, shattering his political plans.
Satish Sehgal, who has lived in Thailand since the 1940s but has never taken citizenship, is appealing to the King to stop his deportation.
Factory closures in China are part of the government’s recently declared ‘war on pollution,’ but the shifting policy priorities have taken a human toll.
With a “prosperity gospel” that blends the spiritual and the material, Pentecostal megachurches in the wealthy Asian city-state have perfected a popular and lucrative model.
Human traffickers keep hundreds of Rohingya Muslims captive in houses in northern Malaysia, beating them, depriving them of food, and demanding ransoms from their families.
This year’s vote is seen as the most important election in more than 30 years, as voters lose faith in the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty.
From harassing Filipino fishing boats to playing cat-and-mouse with the Japanese coastguard, China’s fleet of civilian patrol vessels have become enforcers in disputed Asian waters.
As Indonesia gears up for twin elections this year, the pivotal figure is a woman who was trounced all three times she contested for president.
An environmental and human rights group charges that Thailand is not adequately addressing severe abuse against Burmese migrant workers in the Thai fishing industry.
Amid territorial disputes with neighbors, the country’s defense budget will rise to more than $130 billion. The 12.2 percent increase is the largest for three years.