Thai government supporters Wednesday threw their support behind upcoming elections in the crisis-hit nation, warning that calls by opposition protesters to suspend the country's democracy risked “absolute dictatorship.”
Australia eased foreign ownership restrictions on Chinese state-owned coal firm Yanzhou Wednesday to help shore up the miner amid tough conditions in the sector.
Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, according to drafts of the nation's latest defense plans seen on Wednesday.
Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.
North Korea's state media on Tuesday sought to whip up public support for the shock purge of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and former mentor, as South Korea accused Kim of waging a “reign of terror”.
Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters and activists, including Buddhist monks, took to the streets Tuesday to mark Human Rights Day and call for improvements in the kingdom's rights record.
An Indonesian court has jailed the disgraced former head of the country's biggest Islamic party for 16 years over a scandal in which bribe money was laundered as gifts for dozens of women, including an adult magazine model.
Singapore's first major riot in four decades is forcing the wealthy island to confront a stubborn but vexing question: how to treat low-paid foreign workers whose muscle underpins much of the economy but whose presence increasingly riles its citizens.
Trade ministers meeting in Singapore said Tuesday that talks on a huge U.S.-led Pacific trade pact will resume in January, missing a deadline to agree a deal this year.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government.