Hun Sen is expected to make high-level visits and to sign trade agreements through 2015, as well as agreements on extradition, education, and security information exchange.
Defectors rescued by Christian missionaries mark Christmas celebration in South Korea by participating in church services, forming new relationships.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament on December 9 and called the snap election to try to end mass street protests
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters brought central Bangkok to a halt in campaign to force prime minister to resign, put a halt to national elections.
Treasury Department announces sanctions linked to accusations of involvement in banned arms dealings with North Korea.
Vietnam is fifth biggest jailer of journalists in the world, and second in Asia-Pacific region after China.
Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea for his third visit in recent months. The five-time National Basketball Association champion is expected to help train North Korea's national basketball team during his trip.
Burma’s transition to democracy has earned approval from the international community, including the US and the UK.
Burma joined Asean in 1997 but its isolation from the international community and image as a pariah state prevented it from hosting Asean in 2006.
Many women remain reluctant to seek assistance because they are unaware of protections available to them.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led events commemorating the second anniversary of his father's death in Pyongyang while protests were held in South Korea.