A tough-talking mayor running for president of the Philippines has kept his double-digit lead five days before elections, despite allegations of corruption.
Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s Thai fans.
Survivors of Indonesia’s anti-communist massacres in 1965 have submitted a list of what they say are more than 100 mass graves to the government.
Japan will help countries in the lower Mekong River basin improve infrastructure and bolster development with US$7 billion in aid over three years.
Japan’s foreign minister arrived in Bangkok on Sunday to reaffirm economic ties after a slump in Japanese investments in Thailand amid political concerns.
The fishing fleet in a tiny port town on Hainan island is being turned into a sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.
China passes a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision.
Thai Union will eliminate recruitment fees for its workers to prevent them from racking up debts to job brokers and from being exploited and abused.
Lobsang Sangay vows after being re-elected to convince the international community to renew its interest in his campaign for China to grant Tibet autonomy.
Before turning over their data on mass graves, rights groups seek specifics from the Indonesian government on how it will investigate anti-communist massacres in 1965.
Charges are filed against a group for posting comments online criticizing Thailand’s military-backed draft constitution, under a law that prohibits campaigning on the charter.
China’s national legislature is poised to vote on a draft law criticized for clamping down on foreign NGOs by bringing them under direct police supervision.
The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claims to have killed a gay rights activist and his friend, adding to a wave of violence against activists and writers.
Desperate for an antidote to an aging population, Japan is exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an “immigration policy.”
The Philippines starts to deploy drones to find out where farmland is most at risk from natural disasters and quickly assess damage after they strike.
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.