Support for Islamist groups appears to be waning after a surge in 2004.
A professor was beaten after visiting the grave of a discredited leader. Other previously tolerated activities have also become taboo.
The world's most populous Muslim country goes to the polls Thursday for the third time since 1998. Campaigning went smoothly, though old elites, corruption still thrive.
Their assertion boosts US view that Pyongyang used Sunday’s launch to develop long-range missile technology, not to explore space.
N. Korea's missile launch Sunday complicates the long-term strategy of the US and her Asian allies toward Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Thousands of supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra seek to topple the government that itself came to power after mass demonstrations.
New report says China scores lowest on Internet freedom.
China's deep reserves and continued growth put it in a position of strength.
"Duch" is charged with crimes against humanity for his time as a prison commander under the regime.
South Korean fighter pilots are 'ready to scramble' as North Korea prepares a missile launch.
Amid allegations of corruption and a drop in popularity, the party that has been in power for five decades tries to shore up support.
Many factory workers in export-heavy economies like Thailand's have lost their jobs. With agricultural demand also down, farming has become a less reliable Plan B.
After a scandal highlighting rampant plagiarism, the government tries to rein it in – and a new generation of teachers trained abroad could help.
Parents of a soldier say they pressed charges to prevent future abuses. The suicide rate has risen as the forces' role has expanded.
A bill to provide contraception is the first to reach House debate in this largely Roman Catholic country.
A resort in hilly Hebei Province, northwest of Beijing, offers unexpectedly long and enjoyable runs – not to mention a Swiss chalet hung with Chinese lanterns.
A Beijing firm known for defending famous activists is told to close. Attorneys elsewhere have been detained or tried.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her trip to Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and China on Sunday. Her aim was to reenergize key ties to the region.
Legal efforts to retrieve two bronzes looted by Western troops in 1860 may fail. Another option: let wealthy donors buy them back.
In South Korea, which she visited Thursday, fears persist that the US will move forward on ties even if the North resists verifying disablement of its weapons.