Pakistani militant Asim Umar will spearhead the jihadist group’s campaign to spread its activities across the subcontinent, including into Burma.
Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders.
Lawmakers are expected to vote this week on legislation that ends direct elections for governors and mayors, amid concerns about weakening the democratic system.
The shortages affects people from both upscale gated communities and dust-blown slums, as every day, the city’s supply falls more than 160 million gallons short.
As he prepares to move in to Bangkok’s Government House, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is making efforts to sweep away any occult challenge.
State media has reported the deaths of 323 people in violence related to the far western Xinjiang region, nearly half of them inflicted by police.
Traditionally a master of guerilla warfare, Vietnam’s will soon have three state-of-the-art Russian submarines to employ in the South China Sea.
Four people have been charged under the colonial-era Sedition Act in the past two weeks, including a reporter at Malaysiakini and a law professor.
Pamphlets and flags are appearing in parts of Pakistan and India for the Islamic State, an ultra-radical group known for beheadings and mass executions.
With a Hindu nationalist now the country’s prime minister, a campaign of so-called “reconversions” seeks to bring poorer Indians into the religion.
India puts several provinces on heightened alert after al Qaeda announced the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighborhood.
The new military-stacked cabinet meets King Bhumibol Adulyadej, marking the formal start of an administration that will overhaul the political system before calling an election.
Two activist groups say a factory making the upcoming iPhone 6 is violating overtime rules, withholding wages and failing to meet safety standards.
A French drugmaker that developed the first vaccine against dengue fever says its product reduced disease cases by 60 percent in a final clinical trial.
Fukushima workers sue Tepco for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to decommission the nuclear plant.
A string of corruption cases have been brought against members of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s outgoing government in the past year.
An Indian branch of the militant group forms to spread Islamic rule and “raise the flag of jihad” across the subcontinent, including in Burma.
Thailand’s ruling military junta forces a human rights group to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country.
Four sedition charges have been pressed in the past nine days, raising concerns that an environment of self-censorship and fear is being created.
Mitsutoki Shigeta, reportedly the son of a Japanese billionaire, has spent more than half a million dollars fathering children in Thailand for reasons still unclear.