The Philippines has lifted an entry ban against nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino last year, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday after a media backlash.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs-down to his economic blitz.
A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.
Two luxury homes in Singapore are on the market at prices that would mean losses of nearly SG$3 million (US$2.31 million) each as the local property market continues to weaken.
An economist from the Asia Development Bank urged Korea to consider levying more taxes on the rich to create a more balanced wealth distribution.
India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised on Sunday to unveil a whole series of “second-generation” reforms to try and kick-start the stuttering economy.
Dozens of villagers remained in shelters Monday as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.
South Korean lawmakers opened formal discussions Monday on long-stalled bills regarding human rights in North Korea, galvanized by the adoption of a landmark U.N. resolution condemning Pyongyang's rights abuses.
A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday lost her latest attempt to halt trials on graft charges which could see her jailed for life if found guilty, her lawyer said.