For centuries, a curse saved the Chambal River, but now the modern world is making an impact in this isolated part of northern India
Nearly three months after police cleared away Hong Kong’s pro-democracy street protests, lingering anger stokes a new front of radical activism.
Malaria with total resistance to treatment has taken hold in Burma and spread close to the border with India, threatening to render crucial medicines useless.
Chinese reclamation in the South China Sea will enable Beijing to extend the range of its navy, air force, coastguard and fishing fleets before long.
Thailand passes a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a “rent-a-womb” industry that made the country a top destination for fertility tourism.
Seas are rising rapidly in the Sundarbans and threaten the swampy, low-lying delta region in India and Bangladesh where some 13 million live.
China’s crackdown on corruption and conspicuous consumption is ever more visible in its impact on Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub.
India’s air force risks a major capability gap opening with China and Pakistan without new Western warplanes or if local defense contractors can’t step up.
Indonesian police have named the head of the anti-graft agency a corruption case suspect, the latest twist in an escalating feud between the rival organisations.
Thailand’s efforts to combat human trafficking in its multi-billion fishing industry have been “wholly inadequate,” a rights group says.
A campus election at a top Hong Kong university degenerates into a campaign against mainland Chinese candidates, exposing simmering tensions two months after pro-democracy protests.
Lawyers for Anwar Ibrahim, jailed last week for sodomy, say that squalid prison conditions pose a health risk to the Malaysian opposition leader.
President Xi Jinping is expected to authorize robust defense spending for this year despite China’s slowing economy, determined to strengthen the country’s armed capabilities.
Sudent protesters calling themselves the “last standing” in seeking to end military rule say they will openly defy what one leader called a tyrannical regime.
Sri Lanka’s new leader is underlining India’s importance as a regional ally by making it his first official foreign destination as president.
Resentment has mounted so much against high-handedness by the rich and powerful that parliamentarians are proposing legislation to punish some of the worst abuses.
With hospital blood supplies tight, desperate patients turn to agents known as “blood heads,” who sell certificates that give patients access to state blood banks.
This week’s election losses in New Delhi were a crushing reversal for a party that swept to power in a national ballot last May.
Sri Lankan foreign minister is optimistic that UN will delay a report on alleged war crimes as his government is establishing a new judicial mechanism.
Six inmates have committed suicide at a prison in Taiwan after a failed breakout attempt in which they seized weapons and held guards hostage.