July 23, 2014
JAKARTA--Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said July 23, a move that may prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.
July 22, 2014
JAKARTA--Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner of the country's presidential election on July 22, calling it a victory for all of the nation's people.
July 20, 2014
BEIJING--The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 17 people after claiming at least 94 lives in the Philippines, officials said on July 20.
July 18, 2014
HANOI--The true story of a Japanese woman who found new life in Vietnam at the age of 81 after developing senile dementia is being adapted into a feature film.
July 17, 2014
VU HOI, Vietnam--When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid--earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet--Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.
July 17, 2014
BANGKOK--Thailand's military government gave permission for former premier Yingluck Shinawatra to travel overseas for the first time since they overthrew her government in May, a spokesman said on July 17.
July 16, 2014
SHANGHAI/ HANOI--A Chinese oil rig has finished drilling near the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea after finding signs of oil and gas and is being moved away from the area, more than two months after its deployment damaged relations with Hanoi.
July 15, 2014
MANILA--Still haunted by a deadly typhoon that struck last year, hundreds of thousands of villagers fled from disaster-prone areas July 15 as a typhoon blew closer toward the northeastern Philippines, where it was expected to hit land at nightfall before barreling across densely populated regions toward the capital.
July 11, 2014
TEHRAN--Iran has offered a compromise proposal that would place its uranium enrichment program under the oversight of the International Atomic Energy Agency, an Iranian government source said.
July 09, 2014
TEHRAN--Iran is prepared to work with the United States to end the fighting in Iraq, according to former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
July 09, 2014
The close relationship being developed between Japan and Australia is being orchestrated with one target in mind: China.
July 04, 2014
HANOI, Vietnam--Chinese patrol ships arrested six Vietnamese fishermen in waters off China's Hainan Island, officials said on July 4, an incident likely to heighten tensions between the nations as they spar over a territorial dispute.
July 02, 2014
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has an enlightened plan to make its people even happier by spreading the use of eco-friendly vehicles in the country.
June 27, 2014
Famed Japanese photojournalist Bunyo Ishikawa will donate 150 pictures of the Vietnam War and the postwar suffering caused by chemical defoliants to the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
June 21, 2014
WASHINGTON--The U.S. State Department downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela on June 20 to its list of the world's worst centers of human trafficking, opening up the countries to possible sanctions and dumping them in the same category as North Korea and Syria.
June 19, 2014
HANOI/ BEIJING--China's top diplomat scolded Vietnamese officials during talks in Hanoi on June 18 for "hyping up" a row over a Chinese oil rig drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea, in tough comments that suggest relations will remain rocky.
June 16, 2014
BEIJING--China rejected a suggestion by the Philippines on June 16 for a regionwide ban on construction in the South China Sea after Beijing began building a school on a rugged outpost it created to strengthen its claims to disputed waters.
June 16, 2014
BANGKOK--Thailand's junta denied on June 16 that they were pursuing a "sweep and clean" policy of driving illegal foreign workers out of the country, despite mass departures by fearful Cambodians since the military took power last month.
June 14, 2014
BANGKOK--Thailand's ruling military government lifted a nationwide curfew on June 13 to bolster the country's vital tourism industry and promised to install an interim government in August.
June 11, 2014
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan--Stacked floor to ceiling, seized opium and hashish in a warehouse here is testimony to the thriving drug smuggling trade from neighboring war-torn Afghanistan.