Three Chinese navy ships will make their first port call this weekend at the Vietnam's strategic Cam Ranh Bay, coming as the countries are locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next year as concerns grow over gun crimes involving such weapons. Justice Minister Michael Keenan says police and justice ministers agreed at a meeting Friday to start a nationwide gun amnesty from the middle of 2017.
--Ousted Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday she would fight a junta order demanding she personally pay nearly US$1 billion in compensation for a rice policy critics say was riddled with graft.
South Korean activists floated hundreds of thousands of leaflets across the border into North Korea on Friday, protesting Pyongyang's recent missile testing efforts in defiance of U.N. sanctions.
One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least eight people on Thursday as ferocious gales and landslides destroyed tens of thousands of homes.
An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic militant to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta earlier this year.
North Korea on Thursday conducted what appeared to be a failed test -- its second in a week -- of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.
A 174-ton piece of jade worth millions of dollars that was uncovered in Myanmar will have to stay where it is for now -- because its owners don't have equipment strong enough to move it.
The Philippines' national police chief on Thursday suspended dozens of officers involved in violent clashes with anti-U.S.
A Philippine police van on Wednesday rammed and ran over baton-wielding protesters outside the U.S. embassy in Manila.