Shortages of life-saving medicines because of political protests in Nepal that have blocked key roads could lead to a crisis, as hospitals have started to cut services, doctors said Thursday.
Philippine police deployed Katy Perry pop songs to disperse protesters at an Asia-Pacific leaders' summit on Thursday, enraging some demonstrators but amusing others.
South Korea's leading Buddhist organization said Thursday it was willing to negotiate with authorities over the fate of a wanted labor activist who took sanctuary in one of its temples last weekend.
About 370 workers fainted at Cambodian factories in the past two days, possibly because of pesticide spraying on nearby rice fields, officials said Friday.
The International New York Times says it will cease printing and distributing its print edition in Thailand at the end of the year, attributing the decision to the rising cost of operating in the Southeast Asian country.
The Pakistani director behind a video response to the Paris attacks that has received millions of views is "humbled" by the response, he told AFP.
Twenty-year-old zoology student Rani Choudhary left her family home in Bihar for the bright lights and freedom of the Indian capital.
The government has said it signed a marine patrol cooperation agreement with the Philippines earlier this month to formalize some of the existing mechanisms already in place between the two sides in order to prevent future fisheries conflicts in overlapping waters in the South China Sea.
The United States welcomes a fisheries agreement that was signed recently between Taiwan and the Philippines to address fishing disputes in their overlapping economic waters, an official with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Thursday.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for shooting and wounding an Italian priest in Bangladesh this week, according to a notice released Thursday by the SITE Intelligence Group.
Snow-capped mountains, endless grasslands, smiling monks: Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden's latest vision of his homeland, shot in stark black and white, relegates these to the background.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday that a man held for months by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines had been murdered, condemning what he called a "savage and barbaric" act.
Indonesia's health ministry has apologized after a printing error led to posters being put up claiming that HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites, swimming and sneezing, an official said Wednesday.
A Sydney court fined a Japanese firm AU$1 million (US$709,300) Wednesday for repeatedly killing Antarctic minke whales in an Australian Southern Ocean sanctuary.