Myanmar released 56 political prisoners on Tuesday in a presidential amnesty mainly for members of ethnic minority armies with which the government is seeking peace deals, activist and official sources said.
Britain's Prince Harry on Sunday blamed work pressures for the brevity of a two-day visit Down Under representing his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Bangladesh is placing Grameen Bank, which pioneered small loans for the poor, under closer scrutiny by the country's central bank.
A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced to death a leading opposition MP for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of offences committed during the 1971 war of independence.
President Thein Sein toured Myanmar's conflict-torn west on Tuesday as sectarian violence again gripped the state of Rakhine, with Buddhist mobs killing a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torching more than 70 homes, officials and residents said.
Terrified Muslims hid in their homes in northwest Myanmar on Monday after armed police dispersed a Buddhist mob that torched houses and surrounded a mosque in the latest outbreak of sectarian tension.
Bangladeshi garment factory owners promised Sunday to raise wages for more than three million workers as soon as a government panel sets a figure, ending a weeklong violent protest.
The Maldivian opposition appealed to foreign holidaymakers on Saturday to boycott the upmarket tourist destination as authorities indefinitely postponed a presidential runoff amid mounting international concern.
Myanmar's tallest man — “Big Zaw” — has returned from Singapore where doctors said he underwent successful brain surgery to remove a tumor responsible for his excessive growth.
Cambodia's opposition on Wednesday threatened a nationwide strike to protest strongman premier Hun Sen's disputed return to power, as a U.N. envoy warned the nation was at a crossroads.