Many of Bangladesh's most significant political prisoners have been incarcerated within the walls of the two-century old Dhaka Central Jail.
Myanmar soldiers have seized an important outpost from a powerful rebel faction during a recent bout of intense fighting, state media and insurgents confirmed Sunday -- a fresh blow for the country's struggling peace process.
A jury has found a Fijian man guilty of coming to the U.S. to buy devices used in aircraft, satellites and missiles so he could sell them to China, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port.
A Dutchman was charged by a Cambodian court on Friday over disturbing videos that appeared to show his boyfriend torturing a naked toddler with a stun gun.
At least 11 people have died this month in northern Myanmar in escalating clashes between security forces and armed insurgents that have undercut Aung San Suu Kyi's bid for peace.
Home-brewed toxic rice wine is believed to have killed 10 people and hospitalised 50 others from a Cambodian village in recent weeks, officials said Thursday.
Bangladeshi child laborers who live in slums work for an average of 64 hours a week, many of them in textile factories making clothes for top world brands, a major study said Wednesday.
A humble rail worker who shot to fame for pulling a suicidal man off train tracks was honored by Bangladesh authorities Sunday, as footage of his heroism went viral.
"I didn't come here on my own accord. They visited me at home and had me brought here." said Afsana Khatun, 40, sitting in the waiting room of the hospital.