Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas.
Thailand’s junta holds reconciliation talks with leaders of the party it toppled nearly a year ago, along with other politicians, academics and student activists.
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother is arrested and a judge orders him detained for two weeks over alleged misappropriation of state funds.
Asian and African leaders call for a new global order that is open to emerging economic powers and jettisons “obsolete ideas” of the past.
An impoverished Indian farmer died Wednesday after hanging himself in front of hundreds of other farmers who had gathered for a protest in New Delhi.
Two years after the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza complex, employees in Bangladesh’s garment sector still face exploitative and dangerous working conditions.
The European Commission warns Thailand for failing to crack down on illegal fishing and threatens a trade ban if the country does not take action.
The Hong Kong government gave lawmakers their first look on Wednesday at a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city’s next leader.
Indonesian officials and palace insiders portray the president as sometimes out of his depth and struggling to get around entrenched vested interests.
Assailants wielding iron rods attack the car of Bangladesh’s former prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia as the vehicle speeds away.
Five asylum seekers will be among the first to take a deal allowing refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country.
Indonesia’s armed forces launch an operation against militants with suspected links to Islamic State amid growing concern about military involvement in internal security.
Poor family upbringings are to blame for some of the most serious corruption cases facing China, a top paper says.
Chinese president Xi Jinping is due in Pakistan where he will launch US$46 billion in projects linking the old allies.
Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rally in India’s capital to protest government plans to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects.
The number of enslaved fishermen found on a remote Indonesian island, many of them Burmese nationals, has reached nearly 550.
Washington says China uses “sheer size and muscle” to strong-arm smaller South China Sea claimants, as Beijing defends its creation of artificial islands there.
Time has not blunted John Dean’s anger, crushing shame and feelings of guilt over the US evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975.
Across Asia, which is largely patriarchal and conservative, the violence lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face is often from their own families, experts say.
A long awaited power plant, slated to be the biggest in Southeast Asia, threatens to deal another blow to Joko Widodo’s declining popularity.