The second helicopter carrier, which entered service on Wednesday, will give the Japanese military greater ability to deploy beyond its shores.
South Korea says it complains to World Trade Organization over China’s response to the deployment of the THAAD missile system.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida meets with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Tokyo after talks between the two countries' defense ministers.
The embassy staffer was forced to leave New Zealand over allegations of involvement in a serious criminal incident.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has started his four-leg tour to Europe to discuss security and trade issues.
Rakhine state's dominant Arakan National Party led the protest in Sittwe.
The Supreme Court upheld a 2008 order to execute Mufti Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad group and two of his accomplices.
Malaysia is pursuing more suspects in relation to the killing of North Korea leader’s half brother.
New Zealand says the United States has shielded an embassy staffer from being prosecuted over an incident near Wellington.
Bangladeshi police shoot dead a suspected militant armed with explosives in Dhaka.
The global community has hindered an independent probe of the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, who are the target of “slow-burning genocide,” an activist says.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has cancelled his planned state visit to the Maldives.
Philippines’ military blocks a group of lawmakers and security chiefs from visiting Philippine-held territory disputed by China.
Australia’s Anglican Church expresses “deep shame” over a government revelation that some 1,100 people have filed child sexual assault claims against the Church.
Japan launches a new spy satellite into orbit amid escalating tensions with North Korea.
The EU resolution demands that the UN rights council investigate allegations of torture, rapes and executions by Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims.
More than 120,000 Rohingya Muslims are languished in camps since they were driven from their homes by extremist Buddhists in 2012.
Australia says billions of dollars will be pumped into a massive hydro-electric project as the country faces a growing power crisis.
Five militants from banned groups in Bangladesh have been killed during security raids on their hideouts in the country’s restive east.
Malaysia says it used a DNA sample from one of Kim Jong-nam’s children to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.
Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo says the nation’s drug war has left Filipinos feeling “hopeless and helpless.”
Police say the assailants killed the spiritual leader and his adopted daughter in Dinajpur district.
A UN expert says evidence "indicates the government may be trying to expel the Rohingya population from the country altogether."
Malaysia says it will give relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother two to three weeks to claim his body.
Tokyo plans to send its largest warship on a tour through the South China Sea in May.
More and more refugees fleeing fighting between government forces and a militant group in Myanmar are arriving across the border in China.
Prime Minister Najib Razak says he wants the safety of the Malaysians barred from leaving North Korea ensured.
The Philippine government and communist rebels agree to restart peace talks and reinstate a ceasefire.
A Maldivian opposition coalition has protested the upcoming visit of the Saudi king to the country amid reports that the monarch plans to buy an entire Maldivian atoll.
Japan and the United States are conducting joint military exercises in the East China Sea amid an escalation of tensions in the region.
An Indonesian court begins a probe into a corruption case involving high-ranking officials and politicians.
Beijing says over 20,000 Myanmar refugees have taken shelter in China.
President Sarkisian urges world powers to step up pressure on Azerbaijan to prevent what he says is a likely war in the region.
The Malaysian prime minister said on Wednesday that his country had no plans to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea over an unfolding crisis.
Thousands of people are fleeing Laukkai in Myanmar bordering China.
Kuala Lumpur says it thwarted an attack on “Arab loyalties” ahead of a visit by the Saudi king and his entourage to Malaysia last month.
A general strike shuts schools and businesses in southern Nepal a day after police fatally shot three protesters there.
Artillery and small arms fire continued throughout the day in the Kokang region of Myanmar’s northeastern state of Shan.
Sri Lanka's President Sirisena rejects a UN call for a probe into alleged atrocities in the civil war era.
The Philippine military recovers the body of German sailor Jurgen Kantner, who was beheaded by militants last week.
Malaysia says it has expelled the North Korean ambassador over the killing of the half brother of North Korea's leader.
Members of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party warn of a Saudi plan to gain full control of an entire atoll in the country.
The only North Korean held in Malaysia over the recent murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur is released by police over a lack of evidence.
A UN anti-drug body slams the Philippines for the massive killings related to drug offences.
King Salman arrived in Jakarta Wednesday on the second leg of his luxurious month-long Asia tour, which has already taken him to Malaysia and will also see him going to China, Japan and the Maldives.
Malaysia is canceling arrangements under which North Korean nationals have been able to enter the Southeast Asian country without visas.
The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar has slammed the country's discrimination against Rohingya Muslims.
A Malaysian court on Wednesday formally charged the two women with the February 13 murder of the North Korean leader’s exiled half-brother.
At least 160 people have died in about three months of clashes between Myanmar's military and ethnic armed groups.
The Philippine president says he has to recall police to the country’s war on drugs.
Russian President Putin has struck a deal with neighboring Tajikistan to bolster security at the Tajik-Afghan border.
The UN says Myanmar’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims is far extensive than previously thought.
The Abu Sayyaf militant group has beheaded a German man in the Philippines after a ransom deadline passes.
Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the attacker stormed into the building brandishing a dagger and began starting fires.
Gunmen open fire on a bus carrying prisoners and guards in the southwestern town of Kalutara.
A homemade bomb exploded in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Monday, without leaving any casualties.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls the killing of adviser U Ko Ni a "great loss" for the country's struggle for democracy.
Authorities said 13 detainees made their way out of the jail in San Fernando City north of the capital, Manila, before dawn on Sunday.
The trip is the first by a Saudi king to Malaysia in over a decade.
Opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev was detained on Sunday in connection with an investigation into corruption at a key telecoms company.
Anti-riot police blasted the protesters with water cannons on Saturday after the crowd managed to form a human barricade leading to the embassy gate.
The head of Myanmar’s powerful Wa rebel group threatens to derail the government push for peace.
Speakers at Thursday’s demonstration denounced Canberra's strong support for Tel Aviv as protesters held placards reading, “Netanyahu is a war criminal.”
The regional court in the Manila suburban city of Muntinlupa on Thursday ordered the arrest of Leila De Lima who is presently a senator.
North Korea says the autopsy conducted on the body of King Jong-nam, the exiled half-brother of the North Korean leader is a breach of Korean sovereignty.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A Wednesday report by Amnesty International slammed Australia’s abuse of Aboriginal children and asylum seekers held in offshore facilities.
Yanghee Lee visited Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar district, which borders Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Netanyahu visits Singapore as part a drive to expand Israel's ties with Asian states.
The light plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall outside Melbourne on Tuesday.
A retired police officer claims that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte used to pay him and other police officers to murder criminals.
The footage, released on Monday, purportedly shows a person believed to be the North Korean leader’s half-brother being assaulted at the Kuala Lumpur airport.
Large crowds of Georgians have held a protest against the government’s alleged attempts to silence the most popular TV channel.
Malaysia arrests a North Korean male suspect in connection with the killing of North Korean leader's half brother.
Malaysian authorities are requesting family DNA to ascertain the relation first as they are trying to get to the bottom of the cloak-and-dagger murder.
A wildfire destroys at least 11 homes and forces hundreds of residents to evacuate in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Myanmar says it has ended the military “clearance operations” in its troubled Rakhine State, where Muslim Rohingya have been targeted in a crackdown.
The second female suspect in the killing of North Korea’s exiled half-brother was arrested in Malaysia on Thursday.
The suspect in the killing of the North Korean leader’s exiled half-brother has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur airport.
Australia is offering money to the asylum seekers it has been holding in off-shore detention camps to persuade them to return home voluntarily.
Early results show a tight race between the Christian incumbent governor and one of his Muslim rivals.
The Australian premier says Canberra is failing to meet the targets for improving the lives of aboriginal people, who are among the country’s most disadvantaged.
The ship transported about 1,500 tonnes of food, clothing and medical items.
Myanmar sentences a Muslim Rohingya to death over his alleged role in a deadly attack on police last October.
The “departmental enquiry” is supposed to determine whether police forces have violated the rights of Muslim Rohingyas in the country.
Turkmenistan’s incumbent, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has won the country’s presidential election, preliminary results show.
Polling stations opened early on Sunday in an election that is highly expected to hand a third term in office to incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
Rescue efforts fail to save some 300 whales stranded at a New Zealand coastline.
The casualties occurred on Friday after a tremor measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked the city of Surigao, the capital of Surigao del Norte province.
The demonstrators urged the government to quit the policy of restarting the country's nuclear reactors.
Indonesian authorities find bodies of six people from a sunken Malaysian refugee boat.