Machete-wielding assailants kill atheist US blogger in Bangladesh
Police said they were investigating the involvement of Ansarullah Bangla Team, an extremist group that claimed responsibility for the murder.
Pope Francis stresses religious inclusion in trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines
Francis is restoring the image of the pope as a moral statesman on the world stage.
Bangladesh war crimes panel sentences Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death
Police said supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party protested soon after the ruling and about 90 of them were detained in Nizami's home district.
More than 80,000 safety issues identified at Bangladesh factories
The inspectors asked the Bangladesh authorities to impose immediate evacuation orders and suspend production at 17 factories with a heightened risk of collapse.
Outraged by rape and inequality, Indian women seek justice through entrepreneurship
Women-led startups are on the rise, but getting a loan means posting a man’s assets as collateral.
Tensions simmer in riot-hit Myanmar city
Police patrolled tense streets on Friday as anger and disbelief rippled through Myanmar's second-largest city.
A Bangladeshi ferry with approximately 200 passengers on board capsizes
So far six bodies had been recovered, including that of a child, according to a police officer at the scene.
Beyond the rubble: One year after Rana Plaza collapse, Bangladesh is still reeling
The shadow of the building collapse looms large over the country, its people and its garment industry.
Why the cost of real estate in the crowded, slum-packed city of Dhaka rivals Manhattan
'There is no way that one can even think of buying a property in Dhaka anymore if you are middle class or lower middle class.'
Victims of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory disaster get first compensation
The tragedy highlighted appalling safety conditions in the world's second-largest garment industry.
BRICS are so last season. Here are 10 other emerging economies to watch
French credit firm Coface put its weight behind Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as world's brightest new economies to watch.
China's 'two sessions' 2014: Deepening reforms high on the agenda
Hotly-discussed topics included environmental issues, social security, income distribution, the fight against corruption, property issues, medical reform, inflation, commodity prices, and food and drug safety
Inspections of Bangladesh garment factories reveal overloaded ceilings, locked fire escapes
More than 150 clothing brands and retailers, including Adidas, Benetton and H&M, have joined the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which announced results of 10 initial inspections.
One man’s quest to train India’s many quack doctors
The controversial effort targets legions of untrained healthcare providers who prescribe sketchy liver tonics and antibiotic cocktails.
In India, chances are the doctor is a quack (VIDEO)
These sketchy health providers continue practicing and collecting fees, even after patients needlessly die.
Bangladesh factory owners surrender after being charged for deaths of 112 garment workers
The case is the first of its kind against an owner in Bangladesh's powerful garment industry, which has huge influence in the country's affairs from politics to sports.
Indian hustle: How fraudsters prey on would-be US tech workers
The huge demand for just 65,000 H1-B visas means hefty profits for con-artists.
Sheikh Hasina sworn in as PM in crisis-hit Bangladesh
Sheikh Hasina was sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh's prime minister on Sunday after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.
South Korea pulled strings as Cambodia’s military cracked down on protesters
GlobalPost exclusive: As workers who stitch for Western brands demand a livable wage, South Korea urged Cambodian forces to protect corporate interests.
Bangladesh elections marred by violence, low turnout, boycotts
The ruling Awami League declared victory in Sunday's elections despite a historically low turn out and its main opposition refusing to run.
The Cambodians who stitch your clothes risk everything for a liveable wage
As the government deploys AK-47s against protestors, an official asks, 'Do you want to wear clothes made by people who live in fear?'
Deadly clashes in Bangladesh after top Islamist hanged
Bangladesh was rocked by a new wave of deadly violence Friday as Islamist supporters went on a rampage.
Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes
Mollah was executed after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal
140 factories closed in new Bangladesh wage protest
Protesters are unhappy at the new minimum wage the government has announced for the country's four million garment workers.
Narendra Modi: Nightmare or savior for India’s struggling economy?
Q&A: While his opponents predict disaster if he becomes prime minister, investors overwhelmingly support him. Here’s why.
India: Here’s what Goldman Sachs missed in its controversial Narendra Modi assessment
Q&A: The firm argues Modi as India’s prime minister would spur growth. Indian investment broker Shankar Sharma begs to differ.
The world’s greatest athlete will take his final bow this month…
…and more than a billion people will stop everything to watch.
Yunus flays Bangladesh's 'destruction' of Grameen Bank
The bill passed by parliament late Tuesday tightens the government's grip on the bank set up to fight poverty, and brings it under ever closer control of the central bank.
152 soldiers sentenced to death for Bangladesh Rifles mutiny
Another 157 others were given life sentences, while another 200 were given sentences up to 14 years in prison.
What does the (South Asian) man say?
A new film series examines the struggles of men in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India.
New clashes on final day of Bangladesh strike
At least 17 people have been killed since Friday when the opposition began a push to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit.