With the surprising loss of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak two weeks ago, the country has undergone a dramatic transformation. Now, new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is urging greater equality for the region's many ethnic minorities.
Former cold war-era North Korean spies trapped in the South are hoping the recent thaw in tensions between their countries will allow them to return home to their "ideological homeland."
North Korea's state media has taken on an angry tone and released strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for their join military exercises, raising concerns higher that the Kim-Trump summit may not happen.
In the western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has detained tens of thousands of Muslim citizens in camps. The program forces captives to renounce their religious and ethnic ties in favor of broad nationalism and support for President Xi Jinping.
More than 700,000 Rohingyas, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, have fled the country to escape government persecution since August 2017. On Wednesday, the United Nations and Myanmar signed an agreement that could be the first step toward solving the crisis.
The Korean War was temporarily halted with an armistice agreement in 1953, but now the two Koreas are working to improve ties with upcoming talks to discuss issues that have kept the two nations divided.
While the proposed US-North Korea summit on June 12 has dominated international conversations, this weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue is an opportunity for defense officials to examine China's growing naval presence and the role of the US in Asia.
People walk to attend prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 15.
President Xi Jinping, representing North Korea's most important ally and economic partner, has emphasized the need for regional trust and called for the end of US-South Korea military exercises in exchange for denuclearization in North Korea.
North Korea has threatened to withdraw from its summit with the United States in Singapore saying it has no interest in being pressured into abandoning its nuclear weapons. While the nation has a long history of scrapping deals at the last minute, some analysts say the bluster may be an attempt to gain leverage going into the talks.
The Southeast Asian city-state's longstanding diplomatic relations with and proximity to North Korea, in addition to being a large trading partner with the United States, makes it an obvious host for the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jung-un.
With the release of three detained Americans from North Korea, many South Koreans with relatives who have been abducted by the North are hopeful for a reunification with loved ones. So far, though, progress for these families has been slow.
Voters delivered a strong message against corruption by electing former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday. Mr. Mohamad is credited with modernizing Malaysia despite previously ruling with a heavy hand. At 92, he becomes the world's oldest elected leader.
What happens to a classic when it’s combined with modern ideas? In Cambodia, officials’ concern for traditional culture – four decades after it was threatened by the Khmer Rouge – is not preventing new art from being created. But a contemporary dance company is challenged by little money and limited access to an audience that could ensure its survival.
The island territory of New Caledonia is just six months away from a referendum that could provide a path toward sovereignty from France. On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the island to encourage reconciliation.
The meeting will perhaps be most remembered for the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in holding hands and grinning following Mr. Kim's walk across the border.