April 24, 2015
JAKARTA, Indonesia--Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital April 23.
April 20, 2015
MYITKYINA, Myanmar--The days when the generals lorded it over Myanmar are gone, but some ethnic minorities still live in fear of the military.
April 11, 2015
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar--Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with Myanmar's top political and military leaders on April 10 in what a government spokesman described as a "successful meeting," but there was no sign the participants bridged their differences on political reforms ahead of an election later this year.
April 05, 2015
TUAL, Indonesia--The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom on April 4, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place.
April 02, 2015
BANGKOK--Thailand's ruling junta said on April 1 it had lifted martial law imposed just before a coup 10 months ago, but it invoked a security clause in the country's interim constitution that will mean the military will retain broad powers.
March 30, 2015
SINGAPORE--Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on March 29 with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.
March 23, 2015
SINGAPORE--Lee Kuan Yew, who founded modern Singapore and was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations, died on March 23, the government said. He was 91.
March 22, 2015
BOGOR, Indonesia--Indonesian President Joko Widodo is hoping to strike an agreement for greater defense cooperation with Japan, especially concerning protection of coastal areas, during his talks on March 23 with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
March 22, 2015
SIEM REAP, Cambodia--Michelle Obama on March 21 urged Cambodian students to finish their education, follow their dreams and speak up to demand greater freedoms and more equality in their Southeast Asian country.
March 19, 2015
Angered by China's reclamation work on reefs in disputed waters in the South China Sea, Manila has taken steps to shore up its claim of sovereignty over the Spratly Islands.
March 18, 2015
YANGON--A Myanmar court on March 17 sentenced a New Zealand bar manager and his business associates to 2 1/2 years in prison for insulting Buddhism in an online advertisement that showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.
March 16, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysian police arrested the eldest daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for alleged sedition on March 16, a move slammed by critics as a clampdown on dissent.
March 15, 2015
CHRISTCHURCH--At least eight people were confirmed dead in Vanuatu after a massive cyclone tore through the tiny South Pacific archipelago, and the death toll is likely to rise much higher once communications are restored with outlying islands, aid workers said March 15.
March 13, 2015
Debris scattered over a large area at the bottom of the sea near the Philippines indicate that the massive Japanese World War II battleship Musashi had blown up in an undersea explosion 70 years ago after it sank beneath the surface.
March 09, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysia Airlines said on March 9 that an expired battery in the underwater locator beacon of the "black box" flight data recorder on missing Flight MH370 would have made no difference in the search for the plane.
March 07, 2015
HANOI--The Philippine government said it will mount an exploration of the sunken Japanese battleship Musashi, but ruled out salvaging the wartime wreck.
March 06, 2015
LETPADAN, Myanmar--Police cracked down on student protesters opposing Myanmar's new education law on March 6, roughly grabbing demonstrators and loading them onto trucks in the third such clampdown in as many days.
March 05, 2015
JAKARTA--Indonesia rejected on March 5 an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days.
March 04, 2015
MANILA--Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen announced he has found the sunken battleship Musashi, which with its sister ship Yamato was the pride of the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II.
March 01, 2015
MANILA--Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II.