The torture of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka by the police and military reportedly remains a major problem six years after the end of the civil war.
A massive refrigerated cargo ship believed to be loaded with slave-caught fish has been seized by Indonesia’s navy and brought to shore, officials said.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
South Korea’s short-stay hotels are moving upmarket to lure young people shedding conservative attitudes in favor of more openness about sex.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said it is appalled at the long prison sentences given to people convicted of insulting the monarchy.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak has not only survived the current political crisis, he has tightened his grip on power by sidelining dissenters.
Japan has switched on a nuclear reactor for the first time in two years, as PM Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public.
Gu Junshan, the People’s Liberation Army’s former head of logistics, was also found guilty of abuse of power, embezzlement, accepting bribes and misusing state funds.
India must do more to tackle the practice of witch branding among tribal communities, activists said, following the murder of five women accused of sorcery.
The island has transformed from a poor colonial port to a wealthy metropolis, but unrest is growing over political restrictions, foreign labor and living costs.
Fugitive governor Chhouk Bandith, wanted for the shooting of garment workers, was detained on Saturday after a public intervention by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
South Korea’s military threatened retaliation against North Korea on Monday after it accused the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarized Zone.
July’s report on trafficking from the US State Department raised Malaysia from the lowest ranking, which critics say was related to the country’s involvement in trade talks.
Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu has been diagnosed with heart problems and a request for bail on medical grounds is pending, her lawyer said Thursday.
Indonesian police rescue 45 Burmese fishermen, believed to be trafficking victims, from a hotel in Jakarta where they were taken after traveling on fake documents.
Former workers in Tamil Nadu describe a system of exploitation and bonded labor that has cast a dark shadow over India’s long-established textile industry.
Asean nations struggle to issue a concluding statement at a regional meeting because of wrangling over how to refer to the disputed South China Sea.
Thousands gathered in Hiroshima Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing which killed tens of thousands.
A piece of a wing found washed up on Reunion Island last week is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysia’s prime minister announced Thursday.
After an online argument escalated into a highly publicized street fight, people have started voicing criticism of the Chinese Communist Party’s public opinion strategy.