Shinzo Abe's swift replacement of two scandal-hit cabinet ministers this week shows the Japanese prime minister wants to move on quickly, even as a newly energised opposition scents blood.
Japan's millionaires increased their wealth at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific region last year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for an economic revival drove a stock-market rally.
India is changing the way it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million...
An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation...
Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog-patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding man's best friend in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority...
Australia’s former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who established diplomatic ties with Beijing, died Tuesday, at the age of 98.
Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes, from the back of a truck at a small park in the western Japanese city of Osaka.
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A Japanese court has jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.
US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed yesterday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.
Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January - almost two years ahead of schedule - with Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking a third term, the information minister said yesterday.
Two tourists were missing late Sunday after a speed boat carrying mostly Chinese tourists crashed into a fishing vessel between two Thai resort hubs, said local police. Several others were ”...
Shinzo Abe suffered his biggest setback since taking office as his new trade and industry minister resigned and some media said his justice minister might also be replaced.
Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has fallen to 48.1 per cent, according to a new poll, as his government grapples with an unpopular plan to increase sales tax and a...
Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey planes took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan yesterday, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.
Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any US interest rate hikes would be enough to tax...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing party has snatched election victory in two key Indian states, tightening its grip on power after storming to government nationally five months ago.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has met Pope Francis in Rome with both saying they were committed to restoring diplomatic relations.
Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said.
A Malaysian government crackdown under its colonial-era Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could stunt a recent flowering...
North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire on Sunday during the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.
The Foreign Ministry in Beijing last night lodged a protest with the Japanese embassy over a visit by three Japanese cabinet ministers to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, Japanese diplomats...
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, address a rally billed as his formal political debut.
A prominent Thai scholar is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than 400 years ago.
A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, which happened when a ventilation grate collapsed under the...
Just like that, Kim Jong-un was back. For weeks, the portly North Korean leader's sudden disappearance from public view was the source of wild theories.
Officials in Nepal have blamed the high death toll from last week's snowstorm in the Himalayas on "cheap" tourists who failed to hire guides to cross a mountain pass to save money.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Premier Li Keqiang in Milan yesterday, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.