Sixteen Buddhist stupas, around 1,000-year-old, have recently been unearthed at Nateshwar in Munishiganj district, 29 kilometers off Dhaka city, with a rich archaeological background.
It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere.
The pro-democracy party in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi announced ethnically diverse choices Thursday for leadership of the legislature as it prepares to take over the government from a military-backed party after parliament convenes Monday.
Nepal's image as one the most corrupt countries in the world has taken a further beating, Transparency International (TI) (non-governmental organization that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption) said in its annual report published on Wednesday.
One-party rule in communist Vietnam is a far better alternative to authoritarianism disguised as democracy, the 71-year-old ideologue who was re-elected as party chief and consequently the country's leader said Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday welcomed Cambodia's booming economic growth but also expressed concerns about the Southeast Asian nation's human rights record.
Vietnam's Communist Party chief easily won a seat on a key committee Tuesday, the first step toward retaining his position as head of the collective leadership of the country.
The prime minister of communist Laos assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday that this small nation will help counter communist China's assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Nepal's parliament voted on Saturday to amend the country's new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.
Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun.
Nepal police said Thursday they fired on demonstrators, killing three, after fresh violence erupted in the country's southern plains where ethnic minority protesters have mounted a months-long battle over a new constitution.
Cambodian police have appealed for Interpol's help to arrest a Facebook user who allegedly posted a doctored photo of Prime Minister Hun Sen's wife to damage her "honor and dignity," a government official said Tuesday.
The Maldives government said Saturday that it has given permission to an imprisoned ex-president to travel to Britain for surgery.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people "wasting time" on computer games and social networking.