Philippines: 4 SKoreans arrested for ‘sex tour’ website

- Caught in investigation launched after complaint by Korean tourist who was offered sexual services. By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine police have arrested...

Report: Cease-fire between Myanmar army, rebels over

Newspaper reports says Myanmar army has continued its offensive, despite Kokang rebels cease-fire announcement. YANGON - Less than a week after ethnic rebels in Myanmar’s northeast Kokang region...

South Korea spots fresh North Korean missile test

Seoul-Pyongyang tensions continue to rise a day after North Korea threatened to strike South Korean vessels without warning. SEOUL -- North Korea tested three ship-to-ship...

More Cambodian fishermen slaves rescued in Indonesia

More than 300 Cambodians now freed from slave-like conditions on Thai fishing boats in Indonesian archipelago. By Lauren Crothers PHNOM PENH - Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry has joined...

15 dead in Azerbaijan apartment block blaze

Fire erupts in cladding of 16-storey building in Baku. BAKU - At least 15 people died and 63 were injured in a fire in a...

Report: North Korean sub missile launch ‘fails’

South Korean official claims North failed in attempt to fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) By Alex Jensen SEOUL - North Korea attempted to launch a...

Analyst dismisses Myanmar’s draft cease-fire deal

Longtime Asia expert tells AA that widespread optimism about agreement -- not yet signed -- is undeserved. YANGON, Myanmar - A leading expert on Myanmar’s ethnic...

Myanmar police deny rumors of trafficking at mosque

-Report cites Yangon police as saying source of social media rumor under probe amid concerns over online hate speech YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar police have...

Thailand: 13 Rohingya found abandoned by smugglers

BANGKOK Thai officials confirmed Wednesday that 13 Rohingya Muslims were found alongside a road after reportedly being abandoned by people smugglers in southern Chumphon province. Police...

UPDATE 2​ – Bomb explosion injures 1 near Istanbul subway station

Blast occurred near Istanbul's central subway station in Bayrampasa UPDATES WITH POLICE INVESTIGATION ISTANBUL - A roadside bomb exploded near a central Istanbul subway station Tuesday, injuring one person,...

Japan: 6 feared dead in air force jet crash

Defense ministry official says crewmembers found in wreckage don’t show any vital signs TOKYO – Japanese rescue teams found Thursday the wreckage of an...

24 killed in Bangladesh bus crash

Bus reportedly lost control along Bangladeshi highway and crashed into trees early Thursday. DHAKA, Bangladesh – A bus crash in Bangladesh killed at least 24 people...

COP21: China calls on developed countries to do more

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges his country will reach its target of peak carbon dioxide emissions by around 2030 LE BOURGET, France  - Chinese President Xi...

21 killed in Pakistan road attack

Suspected Baluch separatists kidnap dozens in attack on Pashtuns traveling to Karachi from Baluchistan capital by Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - At least 21 passengers were killed...

Myanmar Upper House passes interfaith marriage bill

- Rohingya activist says law aimed at ‘protecting’ race and religion is a ‘serious human rights violation’ by Joshua Carroll YANGON, Myanmar - Legislators in Myanmar...