Indonesian officials are persuaded by evidence that manta rays, the gentle aquatic giants known for delighting tourists, are worth more alive than dead.
President Barack Obama will meet with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday in a meeting that is straining US-China relations.
Thousands of Thai farmers threaten to block Bangkok’s main airport in their tractors on Friday in protest against non-payment in a controversial rice subsidy scheme.
With property values high, Vietnam’s Old Quarter could change dramatically in coming years as similar ones already have in Singapore, Shanghai and many other cities.
The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo has been hospitalized after police refused to allow her to seek medical help overseas.
The first round in three years of reunions of families divided by Korea’s 1950-53 war is set to take place in the North starting Thursday.
A Vietnamese appeals court upheld the conviction and 30-month prison sentence against a well-known dissident in a case that rights groups say is politically motivated.
A medical center in the Thai capital says a police officer and four protesters were killed Tuesday, when security forces attempted to take back protest sites.
The role of Nauru in Australia’s asylum seeker policy may be eliciting a hands-off approach from Canberra on the tiny Pacific island’s domestic political affairs.
A Thai police officer is killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters are wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok.
The Philippines picks up the pieces after being struck by Typhoon Yolanda, or Haiyan, one of the deadliest typhoons in the Southeast Asian country’s history.
North Korean leaders including possibly Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice for carrying out atrocities comparable to Nazi-era Germany, UN investigators say.
Australian immigration minister says detainees who force their way out of a center on an island off Papa New Guinea are putting themselves at risk.
India’s “railway children”—whose ranks are swelled by an estimated 120,000 runaways annually—live a dangerous life along the country’s huge railway network.
Indonesia expects ties with Australia to remain on ice for at least six months, in the wake of reports Canberra spied on top Indonesians.
In a speech to Indonesian students civic leaders and officials, the US Secretary of State calls climate change “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
Workers from overseas who stay too long face confinement and threats as companies employ “repatriation companies” to send them home.
A graveyard in Delhi is the final resting place of hundreds of British citizens who, for better or worse, played roles in India’s colonial past.
Thai police announce a new campaign against human traffickers, although hundreds of rescued Rohingya boat people could end up back in the clutches of traffickers.
Protesters abandon camp near Government House, offering no resistance as riot police take back a camp for the first time in three months of demonstrations.