Japan may try again to relocate the Futenma US base in Okinawa to the fishing village of Henoko, ahead of a May deadline to resolve the issue. But both antibase activists and the US have voiced objections to that plan.
The governments of Thailand and Britain have deemed the GT200 bomb detector unreliable, but the Thai military continues to use it to make arrests in the Muslim south.
In a blow to Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, the Supreme Court seized $1.4 billion of his fortune. His allies have vowed ongoing street protests.
Thailand has deployed thousands of security forces ahead of a court verdict Friday on $2.2 billion in frozen assets belonging to an exiled but still-popular former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
In Beijing, sending a child to kindergarten costs as much as $660 a month, compared with $102 a month for the country's top college.
Philippines troops killed Abu Sayyaf commander Albader Parad on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the Islamic militant group.
Islamic police in Aceh, Indonesia, patrol daily for women wearing tight clothes and unmarried couples sitting too close.
Riling China, the US's newest $6.4 billion sale includes 60 Blackhawk helicopters, Patriot missiles, and sophisticated command-and-control software.
Wealthy Indonesian convicts can purchase prison cell upgrades, an investigation at a women’s prison in Indonesia found last month. Amenities range from air conditioning to maid service.
Malaysia caned three women after they were convicted for adultery under Islamic law, the first time that punishment has been handed out inside the country.
Choi Hyun-mi, who fled to South Korea as a girl and soon won a world boxing championship, has helped boost the morale of fellow North Korean defectors who continue to struggle in their adopted country.
In Japan, Toyota recall woes were met first with disbelief and then with an onslaught of criticism from Japanese media outlets more accustomed to eulogizing the 'Toyota way.'
On Kim Jong-il's birthday, the North Korean leader's attention appeared focused on grooming his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, for succession. The senior Kim did not attend his birthday bash.
Two Greenpeace activists in Japan face up to 10 years in prison for tactics used in exposing black market sales of whale meat. Anti-whaling groups hope Monday's trial helps turn Japanese public opinion against the whale harvest.
UN undersecretary-general Lynn Pascoe said today that North Korea is 'not eager to return to six-party talks,' but others say Kim Jong-il appears ready for renewed dialogue.
China was criticized by the US ambassador and other foreign diplomats after a Beijing court rejected the appeal of top Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo against his 11-year jail sentence, the severest in recent memory.
Campaigning for the Philippines elections kicked off this week in familiar style, with famous names dominating the ballots and already 60 people killed in political violence. Here’s what to look for ahead of the May polls.
Tan Zuoren, who had investigated school collapses that killed thousands of children in China’s massive 2008 earthquake, was sentenced to five years.
North Korea has said it will release US missionary Robert Park, who crossed into North Korea on Christmas Eve bearing a message of 'peace and goodwill' for Kim Jong-il. North Korean officials said the young American had retracted his views of the North as a repressive place.
North Korea fired its chief financial planner in wake of a currency revaluation that sparked public anger, according to reports in South Korean media. One outlet reported that crowds were besieging marketplaces as prices rise.