Sri Lanka said it had “nothing to hide” Thursday as it began compiling a death toll from its war against Tamil separatists, after allegations of mass killings of civilians.
Vietnam passed a revised constitution on Thursday that reaffirms the dominant political and economic role of the Communist Party, disappointing reform advocates who had taken advantage of an unprecedented public revision process to press for far greater change.
Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday breezed through a no-confidence vote in parliament where her party holds a commanding majority, but faced mounting pressure from widening anti-government protests.
The United States pledged support for ally Japan on Wednesday in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior U.S. administration officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors.
With China's Liaoning aircraft carrier (遼寧艦) reported to be steaming towards Taiwan's maritime borders, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday indicated through a spokesperson that the nation remains committed to resolving conflicts according to terms stipulated in his East China Sea peace initiative (空海和平倡議).
Two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands on a training mission in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, while Japan's main airlines ignored Chinese authorities when their planes passed through a new airspace defense zone on Wednesday., 2 Comments
Philippines authorities demanded Wednesday that boxing great Manny Pacquiao pay a US$50 million tax bill or risk having assets seized, but the national hero vowed to take the fight to court.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Wednesday said he expects ties with Indonesia to emerge stronger from a spying row and suggested a security roundtable to build trust, but would not commit to a code of ethics.
An Australian man was found guilty Wednesday of throwing his Canadian girlfriend off the balcony of their high-rise Sydney apartment, ending a murder trial which captivated the nation.
Police in Kuala Lumpur said Wednesday one of three women allegedly held as slaves in London for 30 years was a Malaysian who went missing in the 1960s, prompting a joyous reaction from the long-lost woman's sister.