FILE - A worker wears a mask as he helps another push equipment during a hazy day in Singapore, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
Long-time labor rights advocate Do Thi Minh Hanh, once imprisoned for helping organize labor strikes, says she was held Monday for '13 hours without being given any reasons'.
Thai authorities have not officially named the bombing an act of terror, and accordingly neither suspect will face terrorism charges.
Six years after nearly five dozen people were gunned down in Philippines' worst case of election-related violence, no convictions have been made.
Myanmar’s economy, buoyed by foreign investment and an easing of international sanctions, has experienced economic growth of around 8 percent a year.
Local officials say more people are missing after massive collapse in Hpakant, Kachin State.
President delivers strong message against terrorism at closing of annual ASEAN meeting and adjoining East Asia Summit
Summit host, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, hails establishment of community 'as a landmark achievement' more than a dozen years after concept was first proposed
White House officials say concerns over Beijing’s territorial claims in South China Sea will be high on President Barack Obama’s agenda as he meets with regional leaders during Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Co-chair of ASEAN civil society forum voices blunt plea to leaders of the regional organization.
Philippine president voices concern TPP standards may be too high for all interested countries to meet; supporters argue pact sets high standard for trade rules that will liberalize trade, investment.
It's the first of three scheduled meetings between NLD leader and senior officials.
There were no reports of injuries during the clashes, which occurred about one kilometer from the convention center.
Experts fear that Cambodia will not be competitive with its Southeast Asian neighbors, as a free flow of goods and services between the 10 Asean members ensues.
China, which says it has 'indisputable sovereignty' over practically the whole sea, has said there is no need for outsiders to weigh in on the disputes.
Presidents of Philippines, Vietnam showing more united front on disputed South China Sea issue on sidelines of APEC summit.
Chinese officials say Beijing has 'maintained great restraint' and not moved to recover islands and reefs 'illegally occupied by neighboring countries'.
While not on APEC agenda, virtually every speaker at two-day summit addressed Paris attacks.
The White House announced a package of up to $259 million in new aid over the course of two years.
Hundreds of business chiefs and leaders of 21 economies along the Asia-Pacific region, including 17 heads of state, will be in Manila for the summit.
Opposition leader’s National League for Democracy party swept to resounding victory in November 8 parliamentary elections.
With results continuing to trickle in, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy appear headed for a landslide victory.
Koul Panha, head of the election monitoring watchdog Comfrel, said the people in Myanmar have been respectful to each other following the election.
Australia automatically detains asylum seekers who arrive in the country without visas.
National League for Democracy claims 135 seats -nearly 90 percent - of results announced so far for lower house of parliament.
China is facing overlapping claims in the sea with Asean members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
A senior army general was among 88 suspects who appeared in a Thai courtroom Tuesday to face charges of human trafficking.
Official results show opposition NLD so far has won 126 seats in lower house of parliament; military-backed USDP has won just eight.
Thousands of Cambodians gathered near Independence Monument in Phnom Penh Monday, celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the nation’s independence from colonial rule.
Unofficial results show the opposition party of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi poised for a significant victory in Myanmar. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.
According to a draft of the chairman’s statement, Asean will call for restraint and the avoidance of “actions that would complicate or escalate tension.”
Election officials announce Monday that the National League for Democracy had won 12 lower house seats in the main city of Yangon in what is expected to be a landslide victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Khin Maung Thein is the only Muslim standing for office in city that is expected to elect mostly candidates from Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party.
Demonstrators say president lacks popular support in Taiwan for summit and worry he will make secret deal that sacrifices Taiwan’s prized democracy and self-rule to China.
Sunday's vote will be Myanmar’s first under civilian rule.
The city of Seoul held a kimchi festival Friday that was organized in part to keep alive a Korean tradition that is now in decline.
More than two decades ago, US Navy closed it largest overseas base, Subic Bay, but now ships have returned, with Philippines in charge of strategic port.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Vietnam in an effort to repair ties strained over maritime disputes.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi describes electoral process as riddled with irregularities and is already calling into question its credibility.
A photo gallery of Kate Webb, war correspondent and Phnom Penh bureau chief for United Press International (UPI) in 1970 after reporting the Vietnam war between 1967 and 1969.
Suu Kyi is banned from holding the office by a constitutional provision that says candidates with foreign-born spouses and/or offspring cannot be president.
Most demonstrations seem related to maritime territorial dispute over South China Sea.
Constitutional monarchy's goal is for every citizen in the tiny Himalayan kingdom to be 'extensively or deeply happy'.
Ships are second delivery of 2014 deal for Tokyo to provide Vietnam with 6 used fishing vessels that will be converted into patrol ships for coast guard.
In speech, Myanmar's opposition leader called on supporters to stay united, avoid provocations on election day and expresses will to work with any political party for public good.