Southeast Asian diplomats seek a chance for North Korea and its Asean neighbors to discuss restarting long-dormant nuclear disarmament talks.
Across Indonesia’s Islamic political parties, polygamy is common even though it is frowned upon by large swathes of Indonesian society.
China agrees to hold formal talks with Southeast Asian nations on a plan to ease maritime tensions in the South China Sea.
Bangkok takes a new tack in efforts to end a nearly decade-old insurgency in Thailand’s south, but violence in the predominantly Muslim region rages on.
Another former Khmer Rouge commander, who was expected to be indicated for alleged atrocities committed in the 1970s, has died before he could be tried.
Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at a prominent monastery, a rights group said on Thursday, an unexpected policy shift that could ease tensions in the restive region.
US President Barack Obama announces the suspension of US trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety.
The Philippine military revives plans to build new bases that American forces could use to counter China’s creeping presence in the disputed South China Sea.
Rotting corpses contaminating water sources and poor sanitation amid devastating floods in India could lead to an outbreak of diseases such as cholera and dysentery.
President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing for a visit that marks the first formal discussions between Park and the new Chinese administration.
Indonesian authorities arrest eight farmers for setting illegal fires on Sumatra island to clear land after blazes created a haze choking parts of the region.
A Chinese space capsule with three astronauts lands after a trip to a prototype space station, marking the latest success for China’s manned space program.
A helicopter returning from a rescue mission in flood-ravaged northern India hits a mountain and falls into a river, killing the eight people on board.
A rights group criticizes Indonesia over its treatment of children who are migrants or seeking asylum, saying they are placed in abysmal conditions.
At a hospital in Pyongyang, patients remain bundled in thick coats during exams, while nurses swish as they hustle through the halls in snow pants.
An American executive says he is being held hostage at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages.
In an unexpected policy reversal, Chinese government officials tell Tibetan monks that they are now free to “worship” the Dalai Lama as a “religious leader.”
Despite socially conservative India’s ambivalence about gambling, attitudes are slowly changing as more Asian countries embrace gaming as a revenue generator and tourist draw.
The Dhaka industrial suburb of Savar shows both sides of an industry that began modestly and has since exploded into a global clothing manufacturing hub.
Days after floods killed more than 100 people, rescuers reach about 4,000 people trapped by landslides in a narrow valley near a Hindu shrine.