Aggressive action to fight climate change will be a boon for businesses in Asia and beyond, U.S. President Barack Obama is asserting as he reaches for a global climate change agreement he hopes will burnish his environmental legacy.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised to be the "perfect host" to all leaders attending a regional summit, but a long and lonely red carpet welcome walk for China's Xi Jinping on Wednesday betrayed their nations' icy ties.
When a landslide created a huge, turquoise lake that cut them off from the world, the farmers of Gulmit were left destitute and unable to sell their potatoes. Their solution: to drag their Himalayan valley in Pakistan's far north into the Internet age.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered the Philippines a warship as part of a US$250-million aid package to Southeast Asian allies worried about Chinese efforts to control the South China Sea.
Japan on Tuesday sued its southern region of Okinawa over local resistance to a new U.S. military base, the latest chapter in deepening mistrust between central authorities and the government of the strategic island.
Australia's most senior Muslim cleric came under fire from government ministers on Tuesday for linking the Paris attacks to racism and Islamophobia.
India's Supreme Court has ordered a state government to remove a wood-burning crematorium from near the Taj Mahal to protect the iconic monument from pollution damage.
A newlywed Indonesian couple have been arrested over claims they dined on the genitals of the woman's suspected rapist after her husband allegedly murdered him and cut off his private parts, police said Tuesday.
North Korea on Tuesday sent back a South Korean man it held for about six weeks for entering the country illegally, South Korean officials said.
Its Himalayan glaciers are melting fast, its agricultural heartland is drying up and its capital is choking on the world's filthiest air.
Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari's mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians.
President Barack Obama landed in Southeast Asia Tuesday for string of summits with Asian leaders, a visit he had hoped would highlight progress in his seven-year charm offensive in the region -- but was instead overshadowed by the fight against Islamic terrorism in the Middle East.
Tensions with China and the Paris attacks could upstage trade issues at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, being held under extra-heavy security in the Philippine capital this week.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week for a likely meeting with the nuclear-armed state's diplomatically reclusive leader, Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Monday.