The controversial boss of NHK, who has defended Japan's practice of wartime sex slavery, has launched a power grab at the public broadcaster, it emerged Tuesday, forcing directors to submit undated resignations.
An independent human rights group said Tuesday it has obtained official documents that directly implicate the Myanmar government in abusive and discriminatory policies targeting the country's long-persecuted minority Rohingya Muslim community.
Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by U.S. President Barack Obama and continued U.S. military presence in the country.
U.S. President Barack Obama Monday approved a civilian nuclear pact with Vietnam which could lead to the sale of U.S. reactors to Washington's energy-hungry former war foe.
A North Korean patrol boat repeatedly crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border with the South in an apparent show of force at the start of South Korea-US military drills, Seoul's defence ministry said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama Monday approved a civilian nuclear pact with Vietnam which could lead to the sale of US reactors to Washington's energy-hungry former war foe.
South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea that will test a recent upswing in cross-border ties.
Japan will consider revising an apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, a move that will draw fury in South Korea and beyond if the historic statement is watered down.
Thailand's army chief warned Monday the country risks “collapse” unless it pulls back from escalating violence after attacks in recent days left three children dead in the kingdom's worst political unrest since 2010.
Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live for the first time since the disaster, officials said Monday.