Thai authorities ban beach parties on some holiday islands to stop gatherings that could get out of control after the murder of two British backpackers.
China and Vietnam agree to use an existing border dispute mechanism to resolve a territorial dispute, which led to confrontations in the South China Sea.
Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo, names professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and implement much-needed reforms.
A US official says Vietnam has made progress on human rights, but must do more if it is to forge closer economic and security ties with Washington.
Health experts in Asia fear any outbreak would be deadly and hard to contain in a region home to 60 percent of the global population.
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong will hold a poll on government proposals they had rejected as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city enters week five.
Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skip the launch of a China-backed infrastructure bank as Washington voices concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.
The rise of Indonesia’s new president has captured imaginations at home and won praise internationally, but Joko Widodo still must prove his foreign policy prowess.
Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors indicate a shift in tactics by human traffickers: Before people left voluntarily, now they are being abducted or tricked.
Hong Kong protesters plan to march to the home of the city’s Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy.
North Korea frees Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.
Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January, nearly two years ahead of schedule, with Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third six-year term.
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Asia-Pacific leaders to do more to stem flows of foreign fighters to Islamic State in the Middle East.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013 despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the United States $7.6 billion.
Thailand agrees to allow British police to join an investigation into the murder of two British backpackers, after local authorities came under criticism.
Hopes fade for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters as the search continues for about 40 people missing after a blizzard killed 39.
A deepening sense of impasse grips Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests enter their fourth week.
Joko Widodo takes over as president of Indonesia with supporters’ hopes high but economic problems and skeptical rivals set to test the former furniture businessman.
The United States will seek greater cooperation from China and Southeast Asia’s main Muslim states, Indonesia and Malaysia, in the campaign against Islamic State.
In Thai TV soaps rape is often romanticized and equated with expressions of love, but calls for change to the plotlines are growing.