Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together to perform on each side of the world’s most heavily armed border.
War-time President Mahinda Rajapaksa remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticized for war crimes in a UN report.
Drainage of peatlands to cultivate oil palm in Malaysia’s Rajang Delta is causing land subsidence that will bring large-scale floods in coming decades, researchers warn.
Clashes continue between government troops and ethnic Karen rebels in the lead-up to a major conference between the area’s non-state actors and government representatives.
China’s claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week.
Cambodia is in the grip of an orphanage boom, many of them unlicensed, with no safety checks and few real orphans.
Malaysia’s prime minister risks criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from a state fund to his personal bank accounts.
Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate this year—stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbor.
Southeast Asian nations propose setting up a fund to tackle illegal migration of so-called “boat people,” but rights groups dismiss the offers as mere tokens.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges companies to make electronic and digital goods, reviving a campaign promise to bridge India’s digital divide.
Thousands of Hong Kongers take to the streets to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout is noticeably lower than in recent years.
Exasperated by the performance of his economic team, Indonesia’s president has personally taken on the job of promoting Southeast Asia’s largest economy to skeptical investors.
Nepal presents a draft of its first republican constitution, but the country’s top court questions its legality after it was rushed through following devastating earthquakes.
The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumps to more than 140.
The UN human rights office calls on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop charges filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.
A transport plane for the Indonesia military crashes into a hotel and residential area in Sumatra’s Medan, killing at least 30 people.
Development experts and charities are concerned that the phenomenon of ‘voluntourism’ is harming vulnerable communities across Asia.
Climate change is forcing many dairy farmers in southern India to reduce their herds, but a solution may be simple and small: heat-tolerant dwarf cows.
China will hold over a quarter of the votes in the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), giving it a veto in some key decisions.
The Indonesian military inches back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in the Southeast Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region.