Meet Jokowi: Metallica fan, front-runner for the Indonesian presidency
Dubbed ‘Indonesia’s Obama,’ the Jakarta governor enjoys a strong lead in the polls, but hasn’t yet agreed to run.
Thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers rally for 'tortured' maid
Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, was reportedly left unable to walk following eight months of abuse in the southern Chinese city.
The quiet agony of filming 'The Act of Killing'
Exclusive: The Oscar-nominated documentary’s Indonesian co-director says the local crew remained anonymous out of grave fear for their lives.
Here's how people in Muslim countries think women should dress
The Pew Research Center posted a graphic Thursday showing how people in Muslim-majority countries feel women should dress in public.
Thousands flee as Mount Sinabung continues to erupt in Indonesia
A wall of ash enveloped Indonesia's Mount Sinabung on Tuesday following the latest eruption from the volcano, which has forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 nearby villagers.
Lost letters are magical. Here are 9 stories that bring serious feels
The ocean's not just for sharks and pirates. It's also a place for amazing, old-timey messages in bottles.
Bali security guard killed by python
Ambar Arianto Mulyo, 59, was attempting to capture the 15-foot long snake when it strangled him to death.
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
A big year ahead for Dilma, Modi, Jokowi and Barry, too.
Jakarta threatens toilet scrubbing as punishment for jaywalking and littering
The noisome penalty is part of the governor’s vow to tame public turmoil in this famously chaotic Indonesian city.
Jakarta train collides with oil truck, killing at least 10 people
At least 10 people are dead and 80 injured after a commuter train collided with an oil truck at a railway crossing.
Global trend to end death penalty is accelerating dramatically
Commentary: China, Iran, North Korea and the US are among the world’s most prolific executioners. Which nation will be the last, lonely outpost of state killing?
Malaysia censors Lego-themed mural as ‘bad for investment and tourism’
Amid local crime spree, authorities cautioned artist Ernest Zacharevic to 'use his talent the right way.' His censored mural goes viral.
New Zealand's government sides with Texas oil giant, Anadarko, bans protests around its oil rig
Earlier this year, multinational oil companies convinced lawmakers to restrict demonstrators who oppose oil drilling surrounding the island nation.
Mount Etna and Mount Sinabung erupt, spewing ash and lava into the sky
Italy's Mount Etna and Mount Sinabung in Indonesia have both erupted, spewing ash and lava into the sky while showering volcanic debris on surrounding areas.
Indonesia raises volcano threat alert to highest level
Sumatra's Mount Sinabung began erupting violently on Sunday, prompting an elevation in alerts and the evacuation of 15,000 from their homes.
10 most irreplaceable ecosystems on Earth
Scientists have ranked the world's ecosystems. These are the most irreplaceable. Protect them.
Indonesia recalls ambassador to Australia over spying allegations
Indonesia recalled its ambassador to Australia on Monday amid anger over revelations that Australian spies tried to tap the phones of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.
‘Tony Abbott’s got my baby’
Analysis: The new prime minister’s honeymoon is marred by an asylum scandal — and a host of other questionable moves.
Typhoon Haiyan: The situation is dire in outlying Philippine settlements
GlobalPost exclusive: A trip through remote East Samar — a former surfing Mecca — reveals residents desperate for relief.
Typhoon Haiyan: Filipinos deploy social media to ensure no victim goes unaided
A nation in distress falls back on cultural values burnished over centuries of hardship.
Indonesian volcano erupts for third time in three months
The eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra has caused 1,300 people to flee their homes.
Indonesian death squads reminisce in 'The Act of Killing'
Q&A with Joshua Oppenheimer, the filmmaker who prodded gangsters into re-enacting US-backed, anti-Communist killing sprees.
China and The Art of (losing) War
For centuries, China's leaders have relied on Sun Tzu's masterpiece of strategy. The result? Tragedy, weakness and defeat to inferior forces.
Do 'rapidly breeding' Rohingya Muslims really threaten Myanmar's Buddhist identity?
Amid pogroms, Harvard researchers say the 'Rohingya menace' is Myanmar’s version of Reagan’s 'welfare queen' folk tale.
What's up with the bubonic plague?
You mean, other than the fact that it's still around?
Lady problems: world's strangest laws applied to women
Guess where women aren't legally allowed to drive while wearing a 'housecoat.'
The language of dumplings is universal
Who doesn't like a tiny present wrapped in dough?
Obama’s Asia summit no-show: How it looks from over there
News analysis: Obama canceled a key Asia trip to deal with the government shutdown. Was it really a slam dunk for China?
As Obama's Asia 'pivot' falters, China steps into the gap
While diplomats downplayed Obama's no-show in Asia this week, the image of a dysfunctional Washington bolsters China's rise.
Obama cancels Asia tour over shutdown
President Obama had planned to depart on Saturday for a four-nation, week-long trip to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Who wins from India’s economic woes?
With the rupee’s slide, politicians, tourists and some businesses stand to profit.