Mar 22, 2013 05:13 EDT
Australian police said Friday they had smashed a crime syndicate operating across Asia, leading to 27 arrests and the seizure of drugs and assets worth millions of dollars.
Mar 21, 2013 21:55 EDT
China boss Jose Antonio Camacho will hope a sprinkling of stardust from the visiting David Beckham will rub off on his team as he fights for his job in Friday's crunch Asian Cup qualifier with Iraq.
Mar 21, 2013 16:27 EDT
US officials voiced concern Thursday about human rights in fast-growing Southeast Asian nations, pointing to a lack of progress in many places and a worsening situation in some.
Mar 21, 2013 12:22 EDT
Britain in 2012 held on to its position as the world's second biggest exporter of television programmes after the US on the back of hit dramas such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife, a report said on Thursday.
Mar 20, 2013 10:14 EDT
Amid mounting military and nuclear tensions with North Korea, an American retiree has gained rare access to the pariah state to build schools in the usually off-limits countryside.
Mar 19, 2013 14:21 EDT
Lululemon Athletica designs clothes suited to rolling, stretching and other yoga moves. But the company itself took a tumble Tuesday after announcing its yoga pants were too sheer.
Mar 17, 2013 17:11 EDT
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) called Sunday for the International Criminal Court to investigate "crimes" committed by Israel in the territories as it wrapped up four years of investigation.
Mar 17, 2013 03:08 EDT
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on new graduates of Japan's National Defence Academy on Sunday to guard the country against "provocations" as tensions simmer with China over the sovereignty of an island chain.
Mar 14, 2013 16:49 EDT
An Iranian fighter jet tried to intercept a US Predator drone over the Gulf but backed off after encountering two American military aircraft, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 11:44 EDT
Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the searing memory of what became a deeply unpopular war has made Washington policy makers reluctant to use even limited force in Syria or Iran.
Mar 14, 2013 03:24 EDT
Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died.
Mar 14, 2013 01:59 EDT
From toothpaste to tinned fruit, cosmetics to Coca-Cola, global firms have Myanmar firmly in their sights as the nation's 60 million people find themselves thrust onto the frontline of consumerism.
Mar 14, 2013 00:36 EDT
As night falls thousands of weary workers stream from textile factories that fan out across Phnom Penh's outskirts, the clothing industry's desire for cheap labour having created an abundance of jobs.
Mar 14, 2013 00:19 EDT
Former Khmer Rouge minister Ieng Sary, who was on trial for genocide and war crimes, died Thursday, the UN-backed court said, denying Cambodians a verdict over his role in the brutal regime.
Mar 13, 2013 23:00 EDT
Former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary, who was on trial for genocide and war crimes, died in hospital on Thursday at the age of 87, a spokesman for the UN-backed court said.
Mar 13, 2013 10:45 EDT
Intellectual property (IP) protection has emerged among hurdles to a US-led Pacific free trade pact, negotiators said Wednesday, as 11 nations scramble to seal an accord this year.
Mar 13, 2013 03:32 EDT
Japan on Wednesday called for stronger security ties with Southeast Asia as Tokyo looks to boost alliances at a time of growing territorial tensions with China.
Mar 12, 2013 23:11 EDT
Syria, China, Iran, Bahrain and Vietnam are flagrantly spying online, media watchdog RSF said, urging controls on the export of Internet surveillance tools to regimes clamping down on dissent.
Mar 12, 2013 17:17 EDT
The US military said Tuesday it halted production of a new medal for drone and cyber warfare, ordering a review after critics called the award an insult to combat veterans.
Mar 12, 2013 17:13 EDT
US President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to bring up maritime disputes boiling between China and its neighbors at the US-ASEAN and East Asia summits in Brunei in October.
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