A French drugmaker that developed the first vaccine against dengue fever says its product reduced disease cases by 60 percent in a final clinical trial.
Fukushima workers sue Tepco for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to decommission the nuclear plant.
A string of corruption cases have been brought against members of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s outgoing government in the past year.
An Indian branch of the militant group forms to spread Islamic rule and “raise the flag of jihad” across the subcontinent, including in Burma.
Thailand’s ruling military junta forces a human rights group to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country.
Four sedition charges have been pressed in the past nine days, raising concerns that an environment of self-censorship and fear is being created.
Mitsutoki Shigeta, reportedly the son of a Japanese billionaire, has spent more than half a million dollars fathering children in Thailand for reasons still unclear.
A pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade the financial district says Beijing “brutally strangled” its fight for full democracy and vows to take action.
The new Indian prime minister brought a delegation of tycoons to Japan, hoping to elevate ties amid growing assertiveness from China.
Edward Chin Chi-kin is a member of the Occupy Central movement that has threatened to blockade the financial district as China rules out full democracy.
While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, the media regularly reports on attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them.
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escape their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gun battle with Syrian rebels.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha names an interim cabinet dominated by members of the security forces to govern Thailand through at least a year of political reforms.
China’s insurers are turning to ever more creative ways to drum up business in a market where growth has stalled.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ended a ban on Japanese soldiers fighting overseas and reversed a decade of military spending cuts, angering Japan’s neighbors.
Dog meat’s popularity is on the wane as younger generations in South Korea abstain from eating the centuries-old menu item.
President Xi Jinping struggles to expand his already far-reaching anti-corruption campaign to track down suspects who have fled abroad, often taking ill-gotten gains with them.
Vietnam sends an envoy to China to try to rebuild battered ties with its communist neighbor after they sank to their lowest in three decades.
A scattering of 157 mostly uninhabited islands may be a future flashpoint in the escalating dispute over ownership of one of the world’s busiest waterways.
Crisp and crunchy critters can provide much needed nutrition, and may even be catching on in countries that would once have turned their noses up.