Acid-tongued Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes his diplomatic roadshow to Japan on Tuesday, days after his apparent tilt towards China raised questions about the leader's strategic intentions.
Vietnamese police hunted Monday for hundreds of drug addicts who escaped from a compulsory rehabilitation center, with some using sticks and fire extinguishers to break out.
America's top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday called for constitutional reforms that could allow future presidents to serve two terms -- as she struggles with plunging popularity ratings and a widening corruption scandal.
A group of former U.S. diplomats held closed door talks at the weekend with senior Pyongyang officials, even as international efforts gather pace to further isolate North Korea, diplomatically and economically.
A historic mosque in India agreed Monday to scrap a ban on women entering its inner sanctum, after a bitter legal battle about the restriction in the deeply religious country.
A surfer sustained teeth wounds to his thigh on Monday in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month, police said.
Security forces were hunting through forests in southeast India Monday for Maoist rebels after a fierce gunfight left 21 rebels dead and two policemen wounded.
Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead an intelligence officer in northwest Pakistan on Monday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
One person was killed and at least two injured by twin near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said.