North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after the most serious confrontation between the rivals in years.
Somber horns sounded Friday at the site of Bangkok's deadly bomb blast as officials joined a multi-religious ceremony for victims of this week's attack, the latest effort to show that the bustling capital was respectfully, if cautiously, moving on.
South Korea fired dozens of shells Thursday at rival North Korea after the North lobbed a single rocket at a South Korean town near the world's most heavily armed border, the South's Defense Ministry said.
Thai police on Thursday said they had questioned and freed one man who handed himself in after being seen on CCTV at the Bangkok shrine moments before a deadly bomb blast, but the prime suspect remains at large.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye will travel to mainland China next month to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, her office said Thursday.
South Korea's first female prime minister was headed for jail Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a conviction and two-year prison sentence for accepting illicit political funds.
Pakistani police have arrested three Christian men under terrorism laws for using the word "prophet" to describe a dead pastor on a poster, officials said Thursday.
Indonesian police fired tear gas at a crowd hurling stones and Molotov cocktails in the capital Jakarta Thursday, as security forces moved in to evict people from a slum and demolish their houses.
Tokyo on Thursday said it would ask the World Trade Organization for a ruling on South Korea's ban of Japanese seafood imports following the Fukushima atomic crisis, after talks failed to reach a settlement.
Thailand said Thursday international terror groups were likely not behind a deadly Bangkok shrine bombing, but appealed for Interpol help in hunting a foreign man accused of being the prime suspect.
Two Philippine coast guard men held hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked militants sprinted through gunfire to freedom as government forces raided the extremists' hideout, killing 15 of them, the army said Thursday.
Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an "unidentified foreign man" shown in a security video leaving behind a backpack just minutes before a deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine, but acknowledged they're not sure of his nationality.
The first bodies of 54 people killed when a plane went down in eastern Indonesia were Wednesday carried from the remote crash site after bad weather hampered efforts to airlift them.
Japan should stop apologizing for its war record, according to a majority of voters surveyed in a poll published Wednesday.