Thailand lacks comprehensive laws to protect poor migrants from exploitation or fails to enforce existing laws, such as those prohibiting the employment of children.
Philippine leader cancels a trip to China after Beijing demanded that he first withdraw a legal complaint over disputed territories in the South China Sea.
Tensions and confusion are mounting in Bangladesh as rival political parties prepare for a general election in coming months.
A series of confessions by business executives on China’s state-controlled television spurs anxiety about a trend some lawyers say makes a mockery of due process.
Developer pressures, tourist visits and disruptive modern farming methods spell disaster for Bali’s famous intricate, centuries-old subak irrigation system.
An Indian juvenile court on Saturday handed down the first conviction in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, convicting a teenager of rape and murder and sentencing him to three years in a reform home, lawyers said.
International pressure is growing on the Laotian government to answer for the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, a respected civil society leader missing since last December.
China’s senior leadership reportedly agrees to open a corruption investigation into Zhou Yongkang, one of China’s most powerful politicians of the past decade.
The daughter was one of 13 Japanese that Kim Jong-il admitted in 2002 had been kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s to help train spies.
A minister questions the impartiality of the visiting UN human rights chief, accusing her of supporting ethnic Tamil separatists because of her own Tamil background.
Japan upgrades rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a “serious incident” on an international scale.
As Australian voters lose faith in government pledges to improve lives through better transport, health and education, they have grown resentful of new boat people.
Lawmakers criticize the Lao government’s failure to accept international help in solving the mysterious disappearance of Sombath Somphone eight months ago.
Indonesia will buy eight Apache attack helicopters off the United States, as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war complain to the UN human rights chief about missing relatives, military land grabs and a life without basic facilities.
China’s top newspaper says the United States is seeking to use the issue of chemical weapons to pursue regime change in Syria illegally.
Tens of thousands of Filipinos protest in a Manila park, demanding the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund that was widely abused by lawmakers.
One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups says the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings.
Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy told thousands of supporters that his party will stage massive protests unless an independent committee begins investigating alleged election irregularities.
A quiet plan is hatched in the heart of India’s capital to change the landscape of one of the world’s most populous cities.