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......

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

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local......

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election......

Can Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung survive?

With hundreds of police having cleared out the protesters in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district, it......

UK police to help Thailand murder investigation

LONDON (AP) — London's police force says Scotland Yard detectives will travel to Thailand to......

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

BEIJING (AP) — An international marathon has gone ahead in China's capital despite heavy pollution......

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Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51AM UTC

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday. ...

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38AM UTC

Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws....

Two Korean tourists missing after Thailand boat collision

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:27AM UTC

Two tourists from South Korea are missing after their boat collided with a fishing vessel near Thailand's southern resort of Phuket....

Koreas trade fire along border

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:17AM UTC

South Korean officials say border guards of the rival Koreas have exchanged gunfire along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days....

In major economic reform move, India deregulates diesel, raises gas prices

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 8:57AM UTC

India has deregulated prices for diesel fuel while raising the cost of natural gas in the biggest-yet economic reform announced by new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government....

Nepal officials scaling down blizzard rescue operations

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 8:51AM UTC

Officials in Nepal say rescue operations have been scaled down at the trekking trail where hundreds of hikers were caught in a blizzard last week....

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....

Can Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung survive?

By Sun, Oct 19, 2014 1:07PM UTC View Comments

With hundreds of police having cleared out the protesters in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district, it remains to be seen whether the back of the Occupy movement that has hobbled the city for week has been broken....

Education in Thailand: Changing times?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 5:26PM UTC View Comments

Since coming to power in May this year, Thailand's junta led by Prayuth Chan-ocha has been busy proposing reforms for a multitude of social agencies....

Thais in Milan rally for and against junta leader’s visit

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 11:39AM UTC View Comments

The attendance of Thailand’s junta Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan has promted Thais to take action to either protest against his arrival or to display support for him as the political polarization among Thais extends abroad, writes Saksith Saiyasombut. “Dittatore NON sei benvenuto!” – The message in Italian makes it...

A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:54AM UTC View Comments

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political parties. Yes, the “center-left” and “center-right” parties in all these countries are fixated on economic growth and place it above old Left principles such as...

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