India's Narendra Modi faced a hostile welcome including a general strike Friday during his first visit as prime minister to Kashmir, where he has sparked anger over apparent plans to curb the region's autonomy.
Pakistan's tough new anti-terror law gives a “green light for abusing suspects” and should be withdrawn, a rights group said Friday.
Police patrolled tense streets in Myanmar's second-largest city on Friday as anger and disbelief rippled through violence-hit communities following deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes that raised fears of spreading unrest.
Police on Friday arrested the organizers of Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy rally since the city was handed back to China, sparking outrage from campaigners who denounced the “political suppression.”
South Korea's suicide rate remained the highest among OECD countries for 10 consecutive years, from 2002 to 2012, according to recent OECD data.
China's coastguard has detained six Vietnamese fishermen, an official said Friday, in a move that could raise tensions between the neighboring countries, already locked in a bitter maritime dispute.
More companies are planning to hire additional staff in this half of the year compared with the first quarter, according to a survey.
China and South Korea agreed at summit talks Thursday to seek the early launch of a market to directly trade their currencies and complete free trade negotiations by the end of the year.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a tentative step toward improved relations with North Korea on Thursday by announcing his government will lift some of its sanctions in response to the North's decision to re-open a probe into the fate of at least a dozen Japanese believed to have been abducted by North Korean agents decades ago.
A Thai court Thursday passed a suspended prison sentence on an anti-coup activist for breaching a ban on political gatherings, his lawyer said, in the first protest-related verdict since the military takeover.