Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has convened an eight-day congress to name the country’s new set of leaders.
Violent clashes between police and protesters erupted Wednesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, leaving a man dead and two others wounded, officials say.
Taiwan’s new government will carefully manage relations with mainland China and it wants Washington to keep encouraging reconciliation.
A Swedish co-founder of a human rights group in China is being detained for funding activities that endanger state security, Chinese state media says.
Hundreds of students on Tuesday angrily protested the death of an Indian student who was barred from using some facilities at his university in Hyderabad.
The ethnic Karen in Kaeng Krachan National Park, who practice rotational farming, are erroneously stereotyped as forest destroyers by Thai authorities.
China’s economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent in the final quarter of 2015, dragging full-year growth to its lowest in 25 years.
Twenty prominent, predominantly Western lawyers and jurists have urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to release a dozen Chinese lawyers and legal assistants.
North Korea has launched an estimated 1 million propaganda leaflets by balloon into South Korea amid increased tension between the rivals.
Tasneem Roc, an Australian actress who also has ethnic Karen roots, speaks with The Irrawaddy about her career and her connection to Burma.
Former Thai leaders Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck are cranking up their promotional machines in apparent defiance of the ruling military junta.
A bookseller whose mysterious disappearance sparked fears he may have been taken by Chinese agents said he had voluntarily turned himself in.
Taiwan’s presidential election victor will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory but managing delicate relations with China will be tricky.
Four Burmese migrants have been accused of stabbing a Thai woman to death. Two of the defendants are 15 years old.
China isn’t going to be happy with the likely victory of Taiwan’s pro-independence opposition in this weekend’s election, but it has limited options to respond.