China will shutdown North Korean businesses within its borders by January 2018, but states that it won't take any actions that could harm ordinary North Koreans.
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been sentenced to five years in prison. Her critics believe she is being targeted in an effort by the military to keep her brother, a former prime minister as well, from returning to power.
North Korea perceived a nearby flight of US bombers close to the Korean peninsula as a declaration of war and in turn bolstered its defense.
Throughout Asia more people are leaving their cars at home. The dramatic increase in cyclists has decreased demand for gasoline in China and other countries in the region are expecting greater changes in energy consumption as the programs grow.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a move to retain majority rule for his party and continue his hard-line approach towards North Korea. To gain support, he is promising funding for child care as well as nursing care for the elderly.
President Moon says political circumstances should not dictate aid for pregnant women and children in North Korea.
Aung San Suu Kyi must walk a delicate line between the nation's powerful Army and global pressure to address human rights violations against the Rohingya within Myanmar.
As North Korea continues to test ballistic missiles, in opposition to UN sanctions, South Korea and the US stage military drills over the Korean peninsula. North Korea is expected to be a major topic of conversation at the upcoming UN General Assembly.
The Muslim minority group has been fleeing Myanmar for years. But military operations in response to a Rohingya militant group's attacks in late August have sent hundreds of thousands more to neighboring Bangladesh.
North Korean test was the longest-ever flight by a ballistic missile over Japan. The UN Security Council will meet in New York on Friday.
Participants of the Bali Process, a forum for improving employment conditions in Asia, propose ideas that, if enacted, could put a dent in modern day slavery within the region.
Halimah Yacob is now the first woman to rise to the office of president in Singapore. However, no election was held as rigid eligibility rules disqualified all other candidates, leaving would-be voters disgruntled with the electoral process.
Japan and India are joining forces to compete with China as that nation targets infrastructure investments across Asia. The 311-mile-long high-speed rail will link the financial hub of Mumbai and the industrial city of Ahmedabad in western Gujarat.
Japan looks to driverless public transportation for its growing elderly populations in isolated areas. If successful, the trial run started this month could launch a nationwide network of driverless cars.
UN unanimously approves strongest sanctions yet against North Korea. Country leaders are working together toward pinning its nuclear threats under control.
US added two launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system in South Korea while President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe met in eastern Russia and repeated their calls for stronger punishment of North Korea over its nuclear ambitions.