The death toll from a TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in Taiwan rises to 31 and could climb higher with 12 people still missing.
Users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise to avoid challenging the Communist political system.
India wants to use state-of-the-art US technology to boost the potency of a planned aircraft carrier, a move aiming to counter China’s regional military influence.
Tamil leaders say that the government is not moving fast enough to free prisoners detained without trial and return private land seized by the military.
Hardline elements in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party are dragging on the government’s economic reform agenda as they push a strident brand of Hindu nationalism.
The Asian gambling capital of Macau’s winning streak is cooling after a decade of red hot growth, with a high-profile corruption crackdown deterring high-rollers.
A December UN resolution is putting increasing pressure on the international community to back its tough words on North Korea’s human rights situation with action.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha orders security to be tightened in Bangkok after two small bombs rattled a luxury shopping mall.
Since seizing power and declaring martial law, Thailand’s military has snuffed out dissent in the rural stronghold of deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong in the first large-scale rally since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub last year.
Perennial anger over Okinawa’s hosting of US troops has flared to a new level after the election of an anti-base governor late last year.
Thailand’s junta has forced a German foundation to cancel a prominent forum on media restrictions imposed since the military toppled an elected government last May.
Sri Lanka’s new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees.
Frustrated by their government’s response to human trafficking, armed volunteers in southern Thailand have taken up the role of monitoring seaside jungles for suspicious activity.
Rohingya activists say widespread abuse of the persecuted Muslim minority by human traffickers in Malaysia includes extreme methods to protect their lucrative but illegal business.
Thailand accuses the United States of meddling in its political affairs, following remarks of a US envoy who criticized actions by the ruling military junta.
Sri Lanka’s former chief justice, who was impeached two years ago after refusing to grant wider powers to the former president’s brother, has been reinstated.
Tokyo appeared ill-prepared when the Islamic State set a ransom deadline and purportedly killed a Japanese man that the extremist group had taken hostage.
The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has suspended 14 police officers and is investigating a police chief on suspicion of feasting on an endangered salamander.
Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner examine records of its automated control systems, and how pilots may have handled a failure.