Worsening crop failures, caused by extreme weather, are leading to increasing financial desperation in India—and a rash of suicides and child trafficking, officials say.
Eroding barriers to travel in China have thrown into relief a new pattern showing that groups deemed potentially risky to the leadership are largely being barred.
Thailand’s junta delays a general election by at least six months, hours after former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from traveling overseas.
Malaysia and Indonesia say they will offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boat people” adrift in rickety boats, but make clear they will take no more.
Australia will investigate claims by an animal rights group that cattle in Vietnam are being slaughtered with sledgehammers but will not suspend live cattle exports.
Migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore.
Asean has been silent as boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Burma and Bangladeshis escaping poverty at home face sickness and starvation at sea.
The prime minister’s cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India’s 1.25 billion people are under scrutiny, including from within his cabinet.
Thailand’s former PM says he has no plans to mobilize his “Red Shirt” supporters but calls the junta government “not so impressive.”
At over 8,500 fatalities, two major earthquakes in Nepal are the deadliest recorded, as rescuers search for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.
Malaysia prods Burma to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grow for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the Andaman Sea.
China and the United States are budging not a bit over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea.
The United States comes under pressure to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations refuse to let them come ashore.
Once fearing it would mean bars and brothels for visiting sailors, locals now welcome the construction of a major Philippine naval base at Ulugan Bay.
PNG’s prime minister said he was shocked by an announcement from former colonial ruler Australia that it might open a diplomatic mission in Bougainville.
A boat carrying around 400 migrants that the Thai navy has towed out to sea is heading toward Indonesia, a Thai government radio station reports.
Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis abandoned at sea by human traffickers have nowhere to go as Malaysia turns away two boats crammed with migrants.
As thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis remain abandoned at sea, Malaysia turns away a boat crammed with migrants, saying it cannot accept them.
North Korean state media reports he attended a Pyongyang pop concert on April 29. There has been no official word of him since.
A Japanese city’s plan to seek recognition for its role as a launching base for suicide attacks in World War II is raising questions over how such memories should be preserved.