Speed bumps should be haram, say clerics in Indonesia
In Indonesia, clerics are calling the Islamic Council to issue a religious edict claiming speed bumps are haram.
Chinese New Year 2013: The Year of the Snake is in full swing across Asia (PHOTOS)
Millions of Chinese have already begun their celebrations of the New Year, which begins February 10.
Komodo dragon office attack leaves two hospitalized
The Komodo dragon office attack in Indonesia left two employees of the wildlife park hospitalized with serious injuries.
Monkeys attack village in Indonesia
Monkeys attacked an Indonesian village, injuring seven people.
Indonesia landslides kill as many as 19
As many as 19 people were killed in Indonesia during two separate landslides brought on by heavy rains.
Jakarta's gridlocked traffic can be fixed, says IBM Indonesia
Jakarta's traffic sees 10 million motorcycles and 3 million cars clog the roads every day.
Jakarta teeters on tidal flooding disaster as thousands remain stranded
Jakarta could face tidal floods if its northern sea wall collapses, an official said Friday.
Love across the DMZ: Matchmaking, North Korea-style
Seoul is full of untapped customers eager to tie the knot with northern beauties.
British grandma gets death penalty in Bali drug smuggling case
British grandma Lindsay Sandiford received the death penalty after being found guilty of smuggling cocaine into Bali.
Indonesian court sentences British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford to death for smuggling cocaine into Bali
An Indonesian court has sentenced British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford to death for smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali.
Indonesia: Large, shallow earthquake strikes Aceh province, killing girl
An earthquake struck Indonesia’s western Aceh province on Tuesday, reportedly killing a child and injuring others.
Death toll rises sharply after Jakarta monsoon floods
At least a dozen people are dead and thousands displaced in some of the worst monsoonal flooding in five years.
Thousands flee Jakarta as floodwater rises (PHOTOS)
The Indonesian capital is in a state of emergency after intense seasonal rains.
Indonesian city demands women not 'straddle' motorbikes
"When you see a woman straddle, she looks like a man. But if she sits side-saddle, she looks like a woman," Mayor Suaidi Yahya told the BBC.
Indonesia: death by soap opera?
Child's family says soap opera's hospital shoot contributed to daughter's death
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Indonesian clerics vs. Santa Claus
Is "Merry Christmas" forbidden in Muslim-majority Indonesia?
All in the family: What many Asian female leaders share (PHOTOS)
As Park Geun-hye, daughter of South Korean autocrat Park Chung-hee, takes office, we look at other Asian leaders who keep politics in the family.
Social media blasphemy cases went up four-fold in 2012: rights group
Is social media getting more blasphemous or authorities more watchful?
Text message divorce sparks protests in Indonesia
A district chief is under fire for divorcing his 17-year-old bride just four days after their wedding.
Facebook's foray into Asia
Facebook eyes China and India. Here's the plan:
Indonesia's fastest growing HIV demographic? Housewives
In parts of the archipelago, housewives top prostitutes in new HIV cases
Asia: Hopes rise in fight against HIV/AIDS
Countries throughout Asia have made huge strides in combating HIV/AIDS, but now is not the time to let up.
India: Manmohan Singh makes pitch for broad role in SE Asia
Indian prime minister backed a free trade agreement with ASEAN and called for increased cooperation on security in Phnom Penh
7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The rise of a junk food empire
A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls US presidential election 'battleground for capitalists'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has mocked the US election as a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum in Bali, Indonesia.
iPhone maker Foxconn is looking to set up factories in the US
The controversial manufacturer of Apple products is looking into forming a US branch for possible LCD TV production.
For Southeast Asians, Obama’s re-election offers continuity
Poor villagers in the region can cite Obama’s name while even college grads may be stumped if asked to name his Republican rival.
Indonesian maids "on sale"
A tacky ad enflames Indonesian pride
Aan, orangutan shot with 104 air pellets, rescued in Indonesia
Aan has gone blind in one eye and has serious wounds across her body.
US Embassy in Indonesia target of planned terror attack, police say
Suspected terrorists planned to bomb American, Australian targets in Indonesia, police say.