Pacific leaders signed a declaration Thursday committing themselves to urgent action on climate change and pleading with the rest of the world to follow their lead on an issue that threatens their existence.
The Cambodian government on Sunday warned foreigners to stay away from opposition protests against a hotly disputed election as thousands of riot police practiced crowd control in the capital.
Sri Lanka's state-run media Sunday accused U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay of being “prejudiced,” a day after she warned that the island was becoming “increasingly authoritarian.”
Negotiators from 12 countries concluded a week of talks in Brunei on a free-trade agreement Friday but announced no breakthroughs in discussions that one official called “difficult.”
A botulism scare that damaged New Zealand's international reputation for providing top quality and safe dairy products was likely a false alarm.
Seventy former communist rebels graduated from Nepal's military academy on Monday and became officers in the national army they once fought.
Hundreds of people made homeless by Myanmar's latest eruption of religious violence were sheltering in a school Monday, a local MP said, after mobs torched the homes and shops of local Muslims.
Fresh sectarian violence struck northwestern Myanmar early Sunday when a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob burned down dozens of Islamic homes and shops following rumors that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man, police said. There were no reports of injuries.
New Zealand passed legislation Wednesday allowing its main intelligence agency to spy on residents and citizens, despite opposition from rights groups, international technology giants and the legal fraternity.
Cambodia's highest court, the Constitutional Council, on Tuesday began a review of the contested results of last month's general election, leaving open a small possibility that it will resolve the opposition's claims of unfairness.