Officials say confirmed fatalities in the sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol have reached 104, with nearly 200 people still missing.
Shinzo Abe’s move is seen as provocative and comes as a Chinese maritime court seizes a Japanese-owned ship over wartime contractual dispute.
Human Rights Watch urges Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, an ethnic Kachin environmental activist.
As search continues for clues about the disappeared plane’s whereabouts, a Malaysian official suggests a government or airline fund could be set up.
As Barack Obama travels through Asia this week, he confronts a region warily watching the crisis in Ukraine and considering its own tensions with China.
As divers increasingly making their way into the South Korean ferry that sunk last week, there’s been a big jump in the discovery of corpses.
New movie tells the story of a former British Army officer who was one of thousands forced by Japan to build the Thailand-Burma “Death Railway.”
Signals thought to be from the missing flight’s black box have narrowed the search to an area of seabed about the size of Los Angeles.
Thailand excludes Rohingya kept in camps in its southern provinces from a report to the US State Department, claiming they are only “smuggled.”
A US-backed trade pact could cause resentment in Southeast Asia as it would advantage some nations in the region over others, a Philippine official says.
Russia hopes to sign long-sought deal to sell natural gas to China, an agreement that could help Moscow now that it is facing Western sanctions.
Indonesia’s likely next leader may have a bumpier-than-expected route to the presidential palace after his party fared less well than expected in parliamentary elections.
A party on the Vietnam-held island of Southwest Cay is a sign of evolving partnerships across Asia driven by fear of China.
Indonesians vote in parliamentary elections, with the polls coming ahead of a presidential election in which the yet-to-be-chosen lawmakers will play a crucial role.
The bill is coming due for another consequence of the Fukushima disaster—shutting down Japan’s 48 remaining nuclear reactors for costly safety reviews.
An Australian navy ship has detected two new signals, but finding the wreckage of MH370 will be tough in seas about 4,500 meters deep.
Tensions between China and America are laid bare as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces questions in Beijing about the US position in Asian territorial disputes.
Outstanding overseas debts are costing the country billions as it tries to recover from the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, which caused massive destruction five months ago.
India’s BJP appears to be returning to its Hindu nationalist roots in the general election, raking up divisive issues in an area with inter-religious tensions.
In the world’s third-largest democracy, no one is sure what the presidency under a man widely known as Jokowi would look like.