North Korea, rattled by U.N. condemnation of its human rights record, urged the Security Council Wednesday to censure the United States for its use of “inhuman torture” methods.
New Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged there will be no pardons for drug traffickers on death row, including several foreigners, drawing criticism Wednesday from rights groups.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is seeking stronger energy ties with Asia over the West, amid tensions with the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Indian police questioned an Uber executive Tuesday about the company's claim it conducts comprehensive background checks and a top official called for the taxi-booking service to be banned nationwide after one of its New Delhi drivers was accused of rape.
Australia's government accused the Islamic State (IS) group of using foreign fighters as “cannon fodder,” as the number of Australians killed while fighting alongside militants in Syria and Iraq rose to 20.
After giving up all worldly possessions, they wander the Bangladesh countryside dressed in white robes, singing of peace and love for all with their single-stringed ektaras.
Thai rubber farmers Tuesday defied a law banning political gatherings as the industry reels from record low prices, testing the junta's resolve to end the kingdom's subsidy culture.
North Korea released Tuesday video footage showing some of the young refugees who were controversially repatriated by Laos last year, in an apparent bid to refute claims that the eldest members of the group had been executed.
The daughter of Korean Air's CEO resigned Tuesday after being widely criticized for having the chief purser kicked off a plane because of the way she had been served some nuts., 1 Comment
A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.
The Indian capital on Monday banned taxi-booking service Uber after a woman was allegedly raped by one of its drivers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told voters Monday not to be intimidated against casting ballots in Indian Kashmir's state elections after a string of attacks, as he hit the campaign trail in the Muslim-majority region.
Godzilla is stomping back. And this time, it's Made in Japan, like the original. The announcement this week from Japanese film studio Toho comes after the success earlier this year of the Hollywood Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, which grossed more than US$500 million worldwide.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his former health minister were among 19 people Monday to hand in nominations to contest the island's presidential election next month.