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.
Hundreds of Hong Kong police clear out pro-democracy activists and road barricades in a pre-dawn raid of a key protest site.
Chinese villagers kidnap construction workers, tie them up, douse them in gasoline and set it ablaze when a land dispute turns violent.
The number of times Japanese fighter jets scrambled to ward off Russian military aircraft rose sharply in the last six months, amid rising diplomatic tensions.
China expresses concern after India announces plans to build a road along the remote eastern part of their disputed border.
Chinese censors have blocked the website of Britain’s national broadcaster, the BBC, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.
Dozens of activists demand that Washington hand over to the Philippines a US Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino.
Hong Kong police use pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters as they clear a major road that had been barricaded with concrete slabs.
A huge bust of fake US dollars in Cambodia points to a well-oiled and growing counterfeit operation in neighboring Thailand.
Britain summons the Thai charge d’affaires in London to raise concerns over the police investigation into the murder of two British backpackers in Thailand.
Hong Kong police use sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city’s financial center after clashes break out.
Kim Jong-un appears in state media for the first time in nearly six weeks, ending an absence that fed global speculation that something was amiss.