Here’s one reason Southeast Asia’s skies are getting so chaotic
Thanks to Asia’s rising middle class, the stratosphere is getting really crowded.
Survivors and victims from dozens of countries mark 10 years since the world's deadliest tsunami
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that followed created one of the worst natural disasters in human history.
What it’s like to be a rice farmer
Are those picturesque paddies a bucolic paradise, or a muddy, parasite-laden hell?
These tsunami survivors prove just how resilient people can be
Few tragedies compare to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Ten years later, life forges on.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
Red Light Jihad: About the video
A description of the reporting process for the documentary.
Red Light Jihad: Thailand’s new breed of Facebook jihadis
An increasingly extreme Islamic insurgency surfaces from the shadows to taunt its prey.
Red Light Jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town
A holy war in the city where Muslims indulge in sleaze forbidden back home.
Chinese meth bust smells a lot like ‘Breaking Bad’
Unemployed family man seized the opportunity, got busted, but ended up a folk hero.
Watch the trailer for Red Light Jihad: Thai vice under attack
GlobalPost takes you to a place that's a little bit Tijuana and a little bit Kabul, a party town raging in the middle of an Islamic insurgency.
Thai orphanage girl wouldn’t live with Kim Kardashian 'even for tons of money'
13-year-old Pink — whom the reality star wanted to adopt — is 'indifferent' to Kardashian’s riches.
Thai Finance Ministry says ousted PM's rice scheme lost $15.8 billion
The rice stockpiles are now estimated at 19.2 million tons, said Rangsan Sriworasart, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Finance.
Thailand arms villagers to quell insurgency
Rights groups have expressed fears that arming local volunteers promotes vigilantism in a region already scored by violence, suspicion and impunity for civilian deaths.
Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
Thailand’s junta bribes traffic cops to stop taking bribes
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
This map shows all the countries where voting is mandatory
It might seem weird to citizens of the United States — where only 58 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — but it's the way things are in 21 nations around the world.
Retailers and consumers can chart a course away from slavery at sea
Commentary: The dark side of cheap shrimp is human slavery on fishing boats in international waters.
Meet Asia’s newest strongman: Thailand’s General Prayuth
Songwriter. Public servant. Litter picker-upper. Democracy slayer?
Thai parliament appoints junta leader as the country's new prime minister
Although General Prayuth Chan-ocha's appointment paves the way for an interim government to be set up in the coming weeks, power will remain firmly in the junta's hands.
Thai junta's pledge to send back 100,000 Myanmar refugees sparks concern
The refugees fear economic and logistical difficulties in returning as well as sporadic fighting in parts of north and northeast Myanmar.
This heart-wrenching new ad from Thailand will leave you crying in a puddle of your own tears
Who says these emotionally manipulative ads only sell life insurance?
Those 'rescued' Thai elephants tourists ride are actually trafficked
A new investigation blames tourism for the decline of the Asian elephant.
A chain of Thai restaurants is storming the West. But it's no McPadThai
Does bad Thai food depress you? There’s an upscale Mango Tree coming to a city near you.
This abandoned shopping mall in Bangkok has been turned into an urban aquarium
Headed to Bangkok this summer? This will be your coolest stop. If you can find it, that is.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
In Cambodia, toxic air threatens timeless ruins
It’s Angkor Wat versus ancient tour buses.
The Thai junta is targeting Myanmar migrants
Despite the army’s denials, workers speak of harassment and arbitrary raids.
Asia embraces blackface-style ads. Get ready to cringe
Asian TV is enduring a disconcerting fad — for a laugh or to sell soap.
Thai junta sets up panels to crack down on critical news reports
The military has shut hundreds of 'inappropriate websites,' radio stations and television channels since the coup.
4 absurdly harmless acts now criminalized by Thailand’s military rulers
In junta-run Bangkok, even sandwiches can be interpreted as threats to the state.
Opponents of Thai junta launch a democracy campaign
The military staged a bloodless coup in May, after months of protests had undermined the government of Yingluck Shinawatra.