South Korea gave the go-ahead Friday for a group of women's rights activists to march from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in a call for peace led by American feminist Gloria Steinem.
Japan on Friday added one more country to its map of the world, recognizing the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue -- with its sum total of 1,611 inhabitants.
Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that Beijing needs to "reconsider its approach" to relations between the Asian giants, as the Hindu nationalist leader departed from the usual diplomatic pleasantries.
Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second massive earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now a center for frightened villagers desperate for government help.
Japan's cabinet on Thursday approved a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region.
Police will open a criminal investigation into a Philippine factory fire that killed at least 72 workers who became trapped in the building's second floor, where iron grills on windows prevented their escape, a victims' relative said Thursday.
Rohingya and Bangladeshis migrants abandoned at sea by human traffickers had nowhere to go Thursday as Malaysia turned away two crammed boats, and Thailand kept at bay a large vessel with hundreds of hungry people.
Amid tight security, hundreds of Pakistanis paid their respects
Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards.
They are the strongest leaders to emerge in years from the world's two most populous nations - and appear to be trying to forge a strong working relationship.
Dozens of people were feared dead after a fire swept through a footwear factory in the Philippine capital Manila on Wednesday, with rescuers reporting "piles" of bodies inside.
Pistol-wielding gunmen in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi on Wednesday stormed a bus carrying members of the Shiite Ismaili minority, killing at least 45 in the second deadliest militant attack in the country this year.
Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as the search continued for a U.S. military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid.
KARACHI - At least 43 Shiite Muslims were killed and 13 wounded when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Karachi Wednesday, Pakistani police said, in the second deadliest attack on the minority sect this year.