Human Rights Watch has called for leading clothing retailers such as Gap and H&M to help alleviate labor abuses at factories that manufacture their products.
Japan is quietly moving back into the South China Sea, forging security ties with Southeast Asian nations to counter China’s territorial ambitions.
Chinese officials say members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group.
Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death; China says the tradition must continue and it must approve the next Dalai Lama.
Many former refugees and their offspring are reaping the gains of Vietnam’s economic boom, tapping a young consumer population that’s embracing Western culture.
China accuses exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not be reincarnated when he dies.
Foreign non-government organizations in China brace for a crackdown, as the government prepares to pass a new law that critics fear could curb activism.
As memories fade of how civilians suffered during World War II, one survivor of US air raids fears Japan may be marching toward war again.
A report reveals that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane’s data recorder expired more than a year before the jet vanished.
Barely two years into office, Xi attracts an extraordinary degree of attention to his public persona that veers perilously close to a full-blown personality cult.
In a policy experiment, North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors.
A condemned killer’s blaming of a woman he brutally gang-raped for what happened to her prompts debate over the underlying mindset among many Indian men.
In the past five months, with minimal public consultation or experience in making laws, the National Legislative Assembly has passed more than 60 laws.
Sri Lanka suspended a $1.5-billion Chinese luxury real estate project in Colombo until it obtains required government approvals, risking the ire of Beijing.
A year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, key data remains unknown—fueling conspiracy theories and debate about one of aviation’s biggest mysteries.
Architects and governments worldwide are brainstorming solutions as climate change brews storms, floods and rising sea levels that threaten communities in low-lying coastal cities.
As the Kokang conflict continues, a senior Chinese official has asked Burma to reduce tensions on the border.
China’s defense budget will rise about 10 percent this year, outpacing the slowing Chinese economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment.
In a surprise decision, the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia charges two former cadres of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime with crimes against humanity.
Large-scale deforestation could cause monsoon rains to shift south, cutting rainfall in India by nearly a fifth, scientists say.