A court in Hanoi has sentenced a prominent Vietnamese blogger to five years in prison for anti-state writings, highlighting its tough stance on dissent.
Taiwan says China’s resumption of diplomatic ties with one of Taiwan’s former allies was meant to pressure President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to ‘fall in line.’
In much of India, widows have no place in the joyful celebration of Holi, but some women have decided to break from this tradition.
Chinese officials have pledged to quash the black market sale of vaccines after a case was made public involving US$90 million worth of illegal vaccines.
The prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile calls for China to engage in dialogue on autonomy for his people’s homeland.
Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta, the country’s main rice growing region, is experiencing the worst drought and saline intrusion in recent history.
Seven international human rights groups urge the Thai government to better protect the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and human trafficking victims, many being Burmese.
After a 10-year hiatus, dance bars in Mumbai reopen despite activists warning women and girls could be trafficked and abused in these venues.
There has been little progress stemming the illicit drugs trade in the Golden Triangle, exposing the limits of China’s hard power in mainland Southeast Asia.
The trial of 92 suspected human traffickers, arrested after the discovery of shallow graves of migrants in Thai jungle, begins amid fears about witnesses’ safety.
Australia is concerned about the arrest of two of its journalists in Malaysia for questioning Malaysian Prime Minister Razak over corruption allegations.
An Iranian couple who resettled in Cambodia under an expensive program funded by Australia to keep asylum-seekers from its soil returned to their homeland.
State repression in Thailand has unleashed a wave of artistic expression in Bangkok, and its art scene is blooming in response to life under junta rule.
A Philippine Muslim rebel group’s leader says the Islamic State could gain from frustrations in the country’s south following failure to pass an autonomy bill.
Some of the grieving families have filed lawsuits. Some have accepted cash settlements. Many are still debating what to do.