Investigators plan to file murder charges against former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva in the first prosecutions for a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests in 2010.
Four immigrant bus drivers accused of inciting the city-state’s first labor strike in 26 years are granted bail in a case that highlights growing unrest.
Vast crowds turned out on Wednesday to catch a brief glimpse of Thailand’s beloved King as the world’s longest-reigning monarch celebrated his 85th birthday.
The death toll from the southern Philippines’ powerful Typhoon Bopha climbs to around 350 people with nearly 400 still missing.
Despite 112 deaths in the Bangladesh garment factory blaze last month, employees with no other means of supporting themselves are desperate to return to work.
Thousands of villagers flee their homes as a strong typhoon roared closer to the southern Philippines.
Four workers are missing and presumed to have drowned after the partial collapse of a dam being constructed in western Cambodia.
A Beijing court sentences a group of men for illegally detaining people seeking to have their complaints heard by the central government.
The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility needed an emergency exit.
Voracious demand for wood to feed factories for exports and satisfy domestic consumers has reportedly turned China into a magnet for the illegal timber trade.
Singapore responds to its first strike in three decades with riot police and strident official criticism of disgruntled immigrant workers.
Two dozen Tibetans set themselves on fire in western China this month in a dramatic acceleration of protests against authoritarian Chinese rule, say activist groups.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III creates a new body to investigate high-profile human rights cases amid accusations that it is just a public relations exercise.
China’s Communist Party newspaper hails a report by satirical US publication The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive.”
The garment factory in Bangladesh where a weekend fire killed at least 112 people was reportedly making clothes for Wal-Mart without the giant retailer’s knowledge.
China praises a senior engineer on its aircraft carrier program who died of a heart attack after witnessing the first landing of a plane.
The illegal felling of Asian rosewood has increased dramatically in recent years and driven the exotic timber to the brink of extinction.
At least 112 people die in a garment factory fire in Bangladesh, many of them trapped in the eight-story building with no emergency exits.
Thousands of Indonesian factory workers take to the streets of Jakarta to demand better pay and free healthcare services.
The Taliban threatens revenge unless India returns the body of a Pakistani man executed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.