Pope Francis calls on the Philippine government to tackle corruption and help the poor suffering from “scandalous social inequalities” in Asia’s most Catholic country.
Asia accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings in the region.
Filipino priest Jess Siva is a father in two senses of the word, a fact that the Catholic Church continues to take issue with.
Sri Lanka’s new government asks police to investigate what it called a “diabolical conspiracy” by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to hold on to power.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government approved a record $42 billion military budget on Wednesday to counter China’s rising military might.
Hun Sen, Cambodia’s tough and wily prime minister, is one of a handful of political strongmen worldwide who have managed to rule for three decades.
Thailand must empower victims to complain and must crack down on corrupt officials if it wants to tackle its human trafficking problem, activists say.
A group of “mobsters” tries to set off an explosive device in China’s troubled region of Xinjiang, prompting police to shoot six of them dead.
Pope Francis says Sri Lanka needs to find out the truth its long civil war in order to heal scars between religious communities.
Divers recover the crashed AirAsia plane’s second black box, giving investigators the essential tools they need to start piecing together what brought Flight 8501 down.
Dozens of children are among 98 suspected Rohingya trafficking victims from Burma discovered in pickup trucks in southern Thailand.
Divers retrieve one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that plummeted more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea.
Pope Francis returns to Asia, traveling to Sri Lanka and the Philippines to underscore his concern for inter-religious dialogue, poverty and the environment.
The home of Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who also played a prominent role in recent pro-democracy protests, were firebombed on Monday.
Thailand’s military-appointed legislature begins impeachment hearings against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a move analysts say is aimed at ensuring she stays out of politics.
From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands stand against living in fear, as rallies honor the victims of a Paris newspaper attack.
Indonesia search and rescue teams detect pings in their efforts to find the black box recorders of an AirAsia plane that went missing Dec. 28.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in his bid for a third term in office, according to his spokesman.
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges $250 billion in investment in Latin America to boost Beijing’s influence in a region dominated by the United States.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa urges voters to back “the devil they know” when they go to the polls Thursday, rather than an “unknown angel” opposing him.