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
Kaori Oguni is one of five people suing the Japan government over a law requiring spouses to adopt the same surname, saying it erases part of her identity.
Many migrants working in Thailand’s booming tourism sector face below minimum wage pay, discrimination and no paid leave, an investigation finds.
An undercover investigation by an environmental group has found loopholes it says make Japan a weak link in efforts to curb the illicit ivory trade.
Singapore sees a “clear and present danger” to Asia from Islamist militancy, especially from threat of groups linking up after pledging allegiance to Islamic State.
Thai police said Wednesday they are investigating comments by the US ambassador about the lese majeste law, but acknowledge he has diplomatic immunity.
Some residents took a “smog holiday” away from Beijing on Tuesday as the Chinese capital launched restrictions under its first red alert for pollution.
Hundreds of poor lower-caste families hit by the floods that swept southern India have been neglected by government relief efforts, two charities find.
With Taiwan’s elections just weeks away, it is unclear how a win by an independence-minded party will go down with a China set on ensuring the opposite.
The speaker of Indonesia's parliament has denied seeking to extort shares in the local unit of Freeport McMoRan to ensure a contract extension for the mining firm.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib has so far weathered a funding scandal, but now he must also address his party’s potential defeat in the next election.
The Thai army blocked a protest Monday, detaining activists critical of a park honoring past kings allegedly built with money from shady military dealings.
High-ranking Chinese military officers have been told to avoid expressing concerns about a sweeping modernization of the People’s Liberation Army command structure.
One of India’s most powerful politicians is being heckled and abused for going missing after floods swept the capital of Tamil Nadu.
A tough-talking, seven-term mayor has become favorite to succeed President Benigno Aquino in the Philippines’ May elections.