The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife. ......

Not saving Thailand’s face: the backlash of police corruption in tourist murders

The Koh Tao murders, and the resulting international scrutiny, have left Thailand in an uncomfortable......

Thilafushi: An island of trash in the Maldives

The Republic of the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, both by landmass and......

Hong Kong leader says “external forces” involved in protests

Hong Kong's chief executive says "external forces" are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied......

Burma’s failed promise

Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political......

Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

As Thailand enters a time when the wrong opinion can send people to prison, some......

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Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:28PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets on Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely....

Body of Korean tourist found after Thai boat crash

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:15PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern Thailand has been found. A South Korean man is still missing....

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:02PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data. The South Korean company said Tuesday the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other smartphones or tablets became the first consumer devices validated by a partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology....

Nepal promises new rules after country’s worst trekking disaster

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 6:26PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials say they plan to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers following the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster last week....

Hong Kong protesters have little hope of success in talks with officials

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 5:57PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks to try to end pro-democracy protests gripping the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given vast differences between the two sides....

Royals’ biggest Korean fan is headed back to Kansas City

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:55PM UTC

A die-hard long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who was superstitiously credited with sparking the team's playoff run is headed for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985....

The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:30PM UTC View Comments

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife. ...

Not saving Thailand’s face: the backlash of police corruption in tourist murders

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:16AM UTC View Comments

The Koh Tao murders, and the resulting international scrutiny, have left Thailand in an uncomfortable position and forced the country to confront its troubled history with law enforcement and justice. ...

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:15AM UTC View Comments

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns -- but there is some cause to believe that may be changing...

Thilafushi: An island of trash in the Maldives

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 8:28AM UTC View Comments Thilafushi: An island of trash in the Maldives

The Republic of the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, both by landmass and population. It is also the country with the lowest elevation on Earth, rising to only 1.5 meters above sea level. Due to climate change, the Maldive Islands are under threat of rising sea levels. In 2012 President Mohamed Nasheed called...

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Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:06AM UTC View Comments

As Thailand enters a time when the wrong opinion can send people to prison, some artists and other creative minds are finding alternative ways to express their concerns and critiques of the government and Thai society....

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:24AM UTC View Comments

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten....