After decades of Cold War acrimony, the US and Cuba move to restore diplomatic relations, in a historic shift that could revitalize trade and travel.
Critics say a proposal by the National Reform Council to strip parliament of its power to appoint a cabinet will encourage patronage politics.
Hundreds of families in western Thailand suffer from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government failed to clean up, Human Rights Watch says.
Korean Air faces sanctions for pressuring employees to lie during a probe into the nut rage fiasco that highlighted a family business culture of tyranny.
Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school on Tuesday and killed 141 people—almost all of them students—before government troops ended the siege.
The billionaire behind shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda says China’s era of rapid urbanization will come to an end within a decade.
Money made from crime and corruption drains a record $1 trillion a year from poor and middle-income nations, hitting the world’s poorest regions hardest.
More deaths are feared in the Banjarnegara district landslides, after rains on Monday forced rescuers to halt their search for survivors.
North Korea asks the UN Security Council to add the issue of torture by the US intelligence to its agenda of its meeting next week.
Mainland China orchestrates surveillance operations in Hong Kong to tail pro-democracy figures, according to retired officers and security professionals in the former British colony.
An American who illegally entered North Korea delivers a denunciation of US domestic and foreign policy and says he is seeking political asylum in Venezuela.
Amidst a record low turnout and widespread dissatisfaction with his performance, PM Shinzo Abe has secured a fresh mandate from the Japanese public.
Human Rights Watch has condemned plans by Thailand’s Labor Ministry to offer former prisoners to work on fishing boats, warning that the industry abuses workers.
Once at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan faces calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets.
To Washington’s dismay, the leader of the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia visits India as part of President Vladimir Putin’s delegation.
Hong Kong authorities start clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city’s most economically and politically important district.
Traditional expectations and a lack of mental health programs are contributing to an alarming suicide rate that disproportionately affects young women.
Shigeaki Mori, a Japanese historian, searches for the families of American POWs who died when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Governments must focus on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out at a time when more asylum-seekers than ever are imperiled, the United Nations says.
India and Russia strike an energy partnership that prepares the way for Siberian oil deals and charts a route for a pipeline between the countries.