Washington presses Vietnam over a recent spate of detentions of dissidents and pushes for other human rights progress ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit.
China must be on guard against foreign infiltration through religion and stop “extremists” spreading their ideology, says Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Relatives mourn the thousands killed in an earthquake in Nepal last year, as aid agencies warn of the health risks posed by sub-standard temporary shelter.
Three years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh killed more than 1,100 factory workers, progress in fixing problems in the supply chain is slow.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role over the country’s powerful armed forces, showing China’s determination to defend its interests.
Sweltering temperatures have caused more than 160 deaths in southern and eastern India, officials say, warning that relief from monsoon rains is weeks away.
Laos, one of the world’s last communist nations, elected its top government leaders Wednesday at a meeting of its newly seated National Assembly.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe is unlikely to call a snap election after deadly earthquakes last week and may postpone ratification of the TPP trade agreement.
Malaysia’s government faces the prospect of having to bail out 1MDB after a US$4.6 billion debt deal with an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund collapsed this week.
Indonesia convenes an unprecedented discussion of anti-communist massacres in 1965-66 that brings together survivors and orchestraters of the atrocities.
Over 440 people died in traffic accidents during the Thai New Year—a 21 percent rise over the same period last year despite increased safety efforts.
A new phenomenon in Japan sees Buddhist monks seeking to make inroads in the modern world as the public’s connection to a 15-century-old tradition.
Indonesia is preparing to execute more foreigners for drug offenses as it maintains a contentious policy of imposing capital punishment for drug crimes.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s diplomatic knowledge and skills will be tested by the complexity of both internal issues back home and current Southeast Asian politics.
Research warns of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream.