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.
February 28, 2015
NEW DELHI--India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Feb. 28 announced a budget aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit.
February 22, 2015
KABUL--After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, diplomats and experts said as President Ashraf Ghani declared that peace is closer now than at any time since the war began following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
February 21, 2015
KOROR, Palau--The governor of Palau’s Peleliu State pledged to cooperate in efforts to recover the remains of wartime Japanese soldiers ahead of a visit in April by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
February 21, 2015
KABUL--Afghanistan arrested and handed over several Muslim Uighur militants from China's west in an effort to persuade China to use its influence with Pakistan to help start negotiations with the Taliban, Afghan security officials said on Feb. 20.
February 20, 2015
NEW DELHI--Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead.
February 19, 2015
HONG KONG--China's creation of artificial islands in the South China Sea is happening so fast that Beijing will be able to extend the range of its navy, air force, coastguard and fishing fleets before long, much to the alarm of rival claimants to the contested waters.