Travel and Life
One of the most prominent American business executives in Thailand has complained to foreign governments that “unnecessarily severe travel advisories are… having a major impact on the livelihoods of Thai people across the country.”
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal says it will significantly lower the fees to climb Mount Everest to bring more mountaineers to the world’s highest peak.
From enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia. And even for those with no religious affiliation, a visit to any of these sites provides not only a glimpse into Buddhist life from places as varied as
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of Palau declared Tuesday that his Pacific island nation will ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary.
MACAU (AP) — In a scene from the James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the British superspy arrives in Macau aboard a small raft that glides under an arched bridge, past hundreds of floating paper lanterns and through an illuminated dragon head to reach a casino.
China: Alibaba, Tencent among companies to set up 5 new private banks
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 4:00PM UTC
Malaysia: Stolen passport passenger was Iranian asylum seeker
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 3:43PM UTC
US questions Maldives’ commitment to democracy
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 2:49PM UTC
SKorea, Canada reach free trade agreement
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 2:46PM UTC
China may axe interest rate controls within 2 years
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 2:33PM UTC
Search widens for missing Malaysian passenger jet
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 12:35PM UTC