Beijing is tightening its control after a series of grassroots protest actions in the former Portuguese colony and gambling hub.
Following the 2004 tsunami, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities buried their dead, fought off land grabs to rebuild their homes, and—surprisingly—sighed in relief.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged villagers not to take retribution against an unlicensed medical practitioner believed responsible for more than 100 HIV infections.
North Korea is accused of cyberattacking Sony Pictures as the studio pulled plans to release its comedy about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un.
The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, says his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than have a “stupid” successor replace him.
After decades of Cold War acrimony, the US and Cuba move to restore diplomatic relations, in a historic shift that could revitalize trade and travel.
Critics say a proposal by the National Reform Council to strip parliament of its power to appoint a cabinet will encourage patronage politics.
Hundreds of families in western Thailand suffer from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government failed to clean up, Human Rights Watch says.
Korean Air faces sanctions for pressuring employees to lie during a probe into the nut rage fiasco that highlighted a family business culture of tyranny.
Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school on Tuesday and killed 141 people—almost all of them students—before government troops ended the siege.
The billionaire behind shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda says China’s era of rapid urbanization will come to an end within a decade.
Money made from crime and corruption drains a record $1 trillion a year from poor and middle-income nations, hitting the world's poorest regions hardest.
More deaths are feared in the Banjarnegara district landslides, after rains on Monday forced rescuers to halt their search for survivors.
North Korea asks the UN Security Council to add the issue of torture by the US intelligence to its agenda of its meeting next week.
Mainland China orchestrates surveillance operations in Hong Kong to tail pro-democracy figures, according to retired officers and security professionals in the former British colony.
An American who illegally entered North Korea delivers a denunciation of US domestic and foreign policy and says he is seeking political asylum in Venezuela.
Amidst a record low turnout and widespread dissatisfaction with his performance, PM Shinzo Abe has secured a fresh mandate from the Japanese public.
Human Rights Watch has condemned plans by Thailand’s Labor Ministry to offer former prisoners to work on fishing boats, warning that the industry abuses workers.
Once at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan faces calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets.
To Washington’s dismay, the leader of the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia visits India as part of President Vladimir Putin’s delegation.