Thai Senate Rejects Amnesty Bill as Opposition Mounts

Demonstrations set to continue in Thailand despite government of Yingluck Shinawatra backing away from controversial bill.

China’s Cautious Land-Reform Tests Cast Doubt on Big Urban Vision

Without reform of land and residency rights, a Chinese government urbanization drive may fall behind, endangering broader economic reform and even risking social unrest.

Maldives President Will Stay on Beyond Term

The president of the Maldives stays in office even though his term ended at midnight Sunday following the postponement of a presidential runoff election.

Philippines Storm Kills Estimated 10,000, Destruction Hampers Rescue Efforts

Survivors without food, water and medicine after super typhoon Haiyan leaves massive destruction.

Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams Into Philippines, Millions Flee

The world’s strongest typhoon this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land batters the central Philippines, forcing millions to seek safer ground.

How Big Formula Bought China

Multinational corporations flout Chinese regulations by pushing baby formula to doctors and mothers, an investigation finds.

Twitter Appeal Wanes in Parts of Asia

Waning appeal in parts of Asia, once the fastest growing market for the social network, shows the challenge Twitter faces in keeping overseas users engaged.

Thai Senate Brings Forward Debate on Controversial Amnesty Bill

Thailand’s senate will on Friday begin deliberations on an amnesty bill that has sparked mass protests, beginning its reading of the bill earlier than planned.

Japan Self-Defense Should Include Others, Not Just US: Adviser

Japan should change the interpretation of its constitution to strengthen its currently restricted military, a key security adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.

US Arrests Third Navy Officer Arrested in Asian Bribery Scheme

The latest arrest in a prostitution and bribery scandal involving Southeast Asian ports piles pressure on the world’s largest navy.

Failure to End China’s Labor Camps Shows Limits of Xi’s Power

China’s president runs into opposition in a personal battle to end the country’s use of labor camps for arbitrary detention.

Thai Senate to Reject Controversial Amnesty Bill, Says Speaker

Speaker says he plans to send bill back to Thailand’s Lower House after prime minister says she will leave decision to Parliament.

India and China Seek Economic Integration Via Burma, Bangladesh

With plans for a multibillion dollar construction corridor encompassing Bangladesh, China, India and Burma, will all trade roads in Asia lead to Beijing or Delhi?

Bangladesh Court Sentences 152 to Death for 2009 Mutiny

A bloody rampage four years ago shook the newly-elected government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

China Berates Foreign Media for Tiananmen Attack Doubts

China takes a swipe at foreign media for suggesting there may have been social or ethnic motivations behind an attack at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Thousands Protest in Thai Capital Over Amnesty Bill

Demonstrators are opposed to a move that could see self-exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra return to Thailand.

India Vies for Elite Role in Space With Mars Trip

India’s space program could become only the fourth to reach Earth’s closest planetary neighbor.

Burma’s ‘God’s Army’ Twins Reunite, Seek Comrades

Karen brothers Johnny and Luther Htoo have led very different lives since they stopped fighting the Burma Army.

Won for the Money: North Korea Experiments With Exchange Rates

In North Korea, black market rates are being used more frequently and openly for determining the value of the country’s currency.

The Mekong Under Threat

An umbrella organization calls for an urgent moratorium on plans by the Laotian government to build a new hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River.