asia & pacific
By Laurel Chor
Last year Wong was denied entry into Malaysia, where he was supposed to speak about democracy.
By Kayla Ruble
The U.S. issued new advice for pregnant women traveling to Southeast Asia, now the region has reported cases of the birth defect connected to the Zika virus.
President Rodrigo Duterte wagged his middle finger in the air and said, "Fuck you" to the European Union over a request to halt the killing of drug suspects.
The Thai government is recruiting citizens, including children, to spy on each other on social media in order to spot anyone criticizing the royal family.
Clinton says she would “not allow” Kim Jong-un to develop a nuclear warhead, but experts say that will happen soon if it hasn’t already.
"Americans, they will really kill them, they will try to kidnap them to get ransom," Rodrigo Duterte said of Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf in a speech on Monday.
Kim Jong-un’s regime has repeatedly made a mockery of international sanctions designed to stop the country’s development of nuclear weapons.
The spat began on Monday when a reporter asked how he planned to explain to Obama his support for more than 2,000 extrajudicial killings of drug suspects.
Islam Karimov's death was revealed by the Turkish prime minister on Friday, hours after the Uzbek government acknowledged Karimov was seriously ill.
By Tess Owen
The three suspects – believed to be behind the attack in an embassy area which left 22 dead – were holed up in a residence on the capital's outskirts.
American troops just returned to southern Helmand province to help defeat a Taliban offensive that threatens the provincial capital, and one US service member has already been killed.
President Rodrigo Duterte went on a tirade after UN officials expressed concern about hundreds of extrajudicial killings that have occurred since he took office.
North Korea's state news agency accused high-level defector Thae Yong-ho of "embezzling a lot of state funds, selling state secrets and committing child rape."
Thae Yong-ho, formerly Pyongyang's deputy ambassador in Britain, reportedly vanished from his residence in west London several weeks ago.
But it's unclear when that will take place and where the more than 850 asylum seekers currently held there will go
Thee rocket launchers are now close enough to hit targets on Chinese-controlled islands in the disputed area, according to the military officers and diplomats who spoke to Reuters.
On Wednesday, Sky News reported that a private military company called 'Wagner' — illegal under the Russian constitution — has been recruiting hundreds of men and flying them down to Syria on Russian military transport planes.
"This visit seems to me a new milestone in bilateral relations," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before touching down in St. Petersburg.
The amount of undeclared or suspected criminal proceeds seized from Chinese travelers in Canada has more than doubled since 2013. Now, it represents 30 percent of all suspect money seized by Canadian authorities at airports.
In a rare video address to the Japanese public, the 82-year-old said he feared his deteriorating health is preventing him from carrying out his duties.