The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to reciprocate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them as terrorists.
The Indonesian plantation companies that grow the trees that become printer paper and tissue used in offices and homes from Asia to the U.S. have been accused of stealing village lands, clearing virgin forests and starting devastating fires in 2015 that hastened 100,000 deaths in Southeast Asia from air pollution.
The United States and Canada say nations from around the world will convene on Jan. 16 to show solidarity against North Korea’s nuclear program.
The family of a six-year-old Afghan migrant girl killed by a train on the Serbia-Croatia border has filed charges against the Croatian police for forcing them back over the frontier.
Philippine military officials say the country’s navy chief has been relieved from his post reportedly due to differences with other security officials over a frigate deal.
Indonesian officials say they have arrested three foreigners who were attempting to smuggle illegal drugs to the tourist island of Bali.
President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy, detailed in a speech Monday, featured strong words about China and Russia, countries that the president described as “rival powers” to the U.S.
Myanmar and Bangladesh have formed a joint working group to oversee the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, but their return is likely to be delayed.
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Police say a young woman has been killed during anti-India protests in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that killed two rebels.
Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian giant softshell turtle on a Mekong River sandbar in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life have been discovered in the greater Mekong region.
Japan’s Cabinet has approved a plan to purchase a set of costly land-based U.S. missile combat systems to step up the country’s defense capability amid escalating threats from North Korea.
North Korea was behind the massive “WannaCry” cyberattack in May that spread around the world costing billions of dollars, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert announced in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday.
An overnight fire in Mumbai killed 12 workers early Monday at a shop that made and sold fried snacks, according to Indian media reports.
The U.N. human rights chief says China’s Communist Party has taken a “hostile position” on the universality of human rights, and says “the rhetoric from the White House” is heading in the same direction.
Police in Bangladesh say at least 10 people have been killed and another 40 injured in a stampede at a crowded religious ritual for a popular mayor who died last week.
Disaster officials say eight people have been found dead after being buried in a landslide while excavating a sand pit on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
China has sent several warplanes on a long-range drill to the Sea of Japan, prompting South Korea to scramble fighter jets in response.
Indian media reports say an overnight fire in Mumbai has killed 12 workers sleeping at a small shop that made and sold fried snacks.
China says it welcomes a Spanish court’s decision to grant Beijing’s request for the extradition of 121 Taiwanese nationals to China, a decision that has drawn criticism from Taiwan, a self-ruled island.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to maintain its hold on the western state of Gujarat despite predictions by many analysts of a close fight.
Satellite imagery shows that Rohingya villages in Myanmar continued to be destroyed even as Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement last month to return refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority who had fled their country amid violence, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Pakistani officials say security forces are on high alert across the country following a suicide bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a church, killing nine people.
A baby panda has made a special appearance before Tokyo’s governor, a group of local schoolchildren and the media one day ahead of its official public debut.