President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government is under fire for failing to protect Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority and allowing radical Buddhists to spew hate speech with impunity.
No part of China’s ruling Communist Party is off limits for its crackdown on corruption, the country’s top graft buster was quoted as saying.
Beijing appears set on shaping Asia’s security and financial architecture, and is working on a strategy to try to counter Washington’s “pivot” to the region.
The visit follows a flurry of missile tests by Pyongyang, seen in part as a demonstration of its anger at being jilted for its archrival.
A survey of more than 100 shops shows that sales of ivory items have surged, despite a government pledge to end to the trade.
The video shows Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman, bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging on the desk.
Face with criticism from the West about its seizure of power in May, Thailand’s ruling junta is shoring up diplomatic ties with Asian neighbors.
The ban on fasting during the Islamic holy month comes amid tight security following recent attacks blamed on Muslim extremists with foreign terrorist ties.
Scientists say Tibetans may have inherited their ability to thrive at high altitudes from an enigmatic group of extinct humans.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters march in Hong Kong in a major challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule.
Cambodia agrees to free a Thai nationalist who illegally crossed its border to claim territory for Thailand, as relations between the neighbors appear to improve.
President Benigno Aquino’s image as an anti-graft crusader takes a hit, as a stimulus fund he introduced is ruled unconstitutional.
Thai authorities say they have revoked the passports of six people wanted on arrest warrants, including two who founded an anti-coup movement in exile.
Japan’s cabinet is expected on Tuesday to end a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two.
Chinese President Xi Jinping fetes neighbors Burma and India and promises to honor a 60-year-old pledge committing China to a peaceful rise.
Leaders of Thailand’s military junta announce plans to install an interim constitution next month and hold elections around October 2015.
An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong draws nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing.
Analysts say the maneuvers may only help Beijing strengthen its growing naval capability by observing the forces of the United States and its allies.
Hun Sen said the influx of returnees hit Cambodia like a “flash flood,” with no advance warning given by Thailand.
Australian officials say Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was most likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean further south than previously thought.