India's Narendra Modi arrived in Pakistan on Friday, his first visit as prime minister to this Islamic nation that has been India's long-standing archrival in the region.
A South Korean court on Wednesday refused to review a complaint over the 1965 treaty between Japan and South Korea that Tokyo uses to deny compensation for South Korean victims of World War II-era slavery, a boost to recent efforts by the neighbors to improve bad ties.
Seoul prosecutors said Wednesday they won't appeal the recent acquittal of a Japanese journalist they'd earlier charged with defaming South Korea's president.
Australia and Indonesia on Monday agreed to boost intelligence-sharing in the fight against terrorism, days after police arrested several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta.
Australia is "very disappointed" at Tokyo's decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday as he readied for talks with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe.
Nearly three tonnes of ivory have been seized in Vietnam and Thailand, officials said Friday, highlighting the still thriving black market trade for illegal animal parts in southeast Asia.
Japan and Indonesia agreed Thursday to begin talks on the transfer of defense technology to Jakarta and to help reduce tensions in the South China Sea, officials said.
An Australian military surveillance plane has flown near disputed areas of the South China Sea, it emerged Wednesday, with the crew heard warning mainland China's navy it was on a freedom of navigation mission.
Indonesia deported 50 Taiwanese and Chinese citizens on Wednesday who were members of a cross-border telephone and Internet fraud ring, officials said.
Japan and India agreed on several high-profile deals Saturday including on high-speed rail, defense technology and civil nuclear cooperation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in New Delhi.