Members of Congress in Washington liken the conditions faced by Rohingya in western Burma to concentration camps and question whether a genocide is taking place.
Thirty-seven Sinhalese and four Tamils have claimed they were mistreated Australian Customs officials at sea while being returned to Sri Lanka.
Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto both say they have won the presidential election based on quick counts of votes.
The new military government in Bangkok has held festivals in parks and squares to win public support, while also moving to curtail freedom of expression.
The world’s third-largest democracy heads to the polls to choose between a soft-spoken reformist and an ex-army general with close links to the former dictator.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing for two days of talks with the Chinese leadership.
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo aims to bolster his bid for the presidency after a smear campaign suggesting he was a Christian has hurt his popularity.
President Xi Jinping criticizes people who “beautify the history of aggression” as China marks the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan.
Thailand’s military government says peace in the Muslim-dominated south is an “urgent national priority” for the Buddhist-majority country following a decade of unrest.
Voters face a clear choice between a relatively untested, untainted Jakarta governor and a tough nationalist who is dogged by decades-old allegations of army brutality.
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.