Japan and Indonesia will strengthen their security cooperation, as China’s maritime expansion leads its neighbors to forge closer ties.
The number of people seeking asylum in Japan this year hit a full-year record by October’s end, as lowered hurdles attract more fleeing conflict, poverty.
The US called Wednesday for Laos to immediately resolve the case of a prominent activist who was abducted three years ago from a police checkpoint.
Vietnam’s military is steeling itself for conflict with China as it accelerates a modernization drive, Hanoi’s biggest arms buildup since the Vietnam War.
Scenes of shouting and shoving outside a Beijing courthouse this week were orchestrated by plainclothes officers wearing familiar smiley face stickers.
South Korea wants to root out prejudices against single parents and unwed couples in a battle against a stubbornly low birth rate and rapidly aging population.
Less than a week since signing the global climate deal in Paris, Japan and South Korea are pressing ahead with plans to open scores of new coal-fired power plants.
The Obama administration is expected as soon as this week to authorize the sale of two guided missile frigates to Taiwan, despite Chinese opposition.
The trial of a high-profile human rights lawyers lasted just three hours, with police blocking diplomats, foreign reporters and protesters from the court.
Thai activists demand the release of a man arrested for sharing an infographic on Facebook detailing alleged graft in an army-built park.
Japan and India sign agreements that could pave the way for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with military aircraft and high-speed trains.
A senior ethnic Uighur security official was killed in Xinjiang after a police raid on a “nest of terrorists”, Chinese state media has reported.
The first high-level talks between North and South Korea since an August agreement to end armed confrontation ended inconclusively on Saturday.
An India court has convicted three men for raping a woman in a case that sparked outrage after claims it was fabricated to malign the government.
Thailand’s highest-ranking investigator in charge of human trafficking flees to Australia, saying he feared for his life after his findings implicated “influential people” at