A controversial Indian religious leader has been arrested at his sprawling compound, ending a days-long standoff in which six people were killed.
The world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moves forward at the United Nations.
A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters break into the city’s legislature and police stop others from entering as tensions escalate in the Chinese-controlled city.
Synthethic drugs smuggled into the country from Burma and Vietnam are fuelling a rise in kidnapping and murder, according to Chinese authorities.
More than 600 trafficking victims from Burma and Bangladesh have been rescued off the coast by Bangladesh authorities.
Thai police have spoken to two men who attempted to post human remains believed to be stolen from a Bangkok hospital museum.
Workers in Hong Kong start clearing away barricades at one site of the student protest that has rocked the city for the last two months.
Kailash Satyarthi calls for support for a campaign to end child slavery as new figures estimate almost 36 million people are living as slaves today.
Japan’s economy has slipped into recession, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call a snap election halfway through his term.
Despite mistreatment concerns, more than 200 refugees currently detained in Thailand that are believed to be Chinese Uighurs should be repatriated, says a Chinese consul.
Three Hong Kong student leaders are stopped from boarding a flight to Beijing to take their fight for greater democracy directly to the Chinese government.
Thousands of Rohingya who have left Burma are yet to reach their destinations, raising fears their boats have been prevented from reaching shore.
China raises the thorny subject of US military spy flights during talks leading to agreements this week on reducing friction between the two militaries.
China seeks to offset regional concerns over territorial disputes with offers of preferential infrastructure loans to Asean countries.
World leaders gathering in Burma offer tepid expressions of concern on issues ranging from South China Sea disputes to threats posed by the Ebola virus.
Delhi’s auto-rickshaw drivers say a mandatory gender sensitization class is helping them to understand and spread the word about equality.
Cambodia raises monthly minimum wage for garment workers by 28 percent, a decision likely to infuriate unions and lead to renewed calls for strikes.
The climate change agreement announced this week between the United States and China caught the world by surprise after months of secret negotiations.
At least 11 women are dead and 20 others seriously ill after undergoing free sterilization operations, highlighting the risks Indian women face in reproductive health.
China proposes a forum to restart stalled peace talks between Afghanistan and Taliban insurgents, a sign that Beijing wants more influence in its neighbor’s affairs.