The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) announced Friday the lifting of Fiji's suspension from the regional body following the island nation's return to democracy last month.
China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.
Japan's top court on Thursday said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females.
U.S. billionaire Daniel Loeb who last year tried to push Sony to spin off a key part of its business, has sold his shares in the struggling firm saying “more urgency will be necessary” to get it back on track.
A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.
Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.
"A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday.
North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang on Tuesday to fly him home.
A leading Vietnamese dissident freed by Hanoi was mobbed by supporters late Tuesday as he arrived in the United States, vowing to fight for democracy and other detainees in his home country.
A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.