Prime Minister Aso's long-ruling party is under fire as polls indicate strong support for the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. The vote is Aug. 30.
The lack of transparency over the case of executive Stern Hu raises questions about rule of law – even as many agree China is within its rights to investigate.
The authorities have launched a pilot project allowing some trade in renminbi. It comes as top US and Chinese officials wrap up a summit on economic coordination Tuesday.
The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.
Not just devoted eclipse-chasers but millions of others were able to view the longest solar eclipse of the century as it passed over Asia Wednesday.
Investigation turns to an Islamist school that one of the suspected suicide bombers attended in 1995.
Charity worker Noor Huda Ismail went to the same Islamic boarding school as some of Indonesia’s top terrorists. Now he explains their ideology.
Friday's terror attack in Jakarta puts the Al Qaeda-linked Indonesian militant group back in spotlight.
The first terrorist attack since 2005 targeted Jakarta's Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott Hotels.
A raid Friday targeted lawyers who had done pro bono work for those affected in last year's tainted milk scandal.
Splinter factions of Jemaah Islamiyah 'might now seek to re-energize the movement through violent attacks,' according to a report issued only 24 hours before Friday's bombings.
Anwar Ibrahim, who heads an increasingly popular alliance, says the charges are meant to check his rise to power.
Sweden arrested Uighur exile Babur Mehsut last month on charges of 'refugee espionage.'
The Aug. 30 vote could end its nearly uninterrupted half century in power.
Taking a cue from Western PR tactics, Beijing moved away from trying to block coverage altogether – and was benefited by doing so.
Rebiya Kadeer is a petite, successful businesswoman, who now lives in exile in Virgina.
The strikes aim to make a high-profile political point, not inflict widespread damage.
North Korea is blamed, but what's Kim Jong-il's strategy?
Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
Early results show President Yudhoyono is heading for a decisive victory. He must manage a slowing economy and a fractured Parliament that will challenge reform.