Myanmar: Hell hath no fury like Hpakant
Men seek to escape poverty in the jade mines. Instead, it’s the drug dealers and middlemen who get rich.
The US can learn something about minimum wage from the rest of the world
Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The United States' federal minimum wage is $7.25. Mexico's is $5. Per day.
Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crackdown
The move comes as fresh political turmoil rocks the Thai capital, with protesters backed by Abhisit's opposition party seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will not resign
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday that she will not step down ahead of the upcoming snap elections in Thailand.
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.
Thailand: Yingluck Shinawatra offers referendum, opposition party resigns in protest
The Democrat Party announced that all its 153 lower house MPs were resigning in protest of what they consider her “illegitimate” rule.
Thai police stand down as tensions with protesters ease
The Thai government, led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has refused to step down despite massive street protests calling for her resignation.
Thailand protesters storm barricades
A patchwork of protesters are trying to topple Thailand's government.
Molotovs and monitor lizards on the front lines of Thai ‘coup’
As the Thai government alleges treason, the opposition struggles to advance its invasion campaign. (DRONE VIDEO)
Four dead in Bangkok protests
Four people are dead in Bangkok and more than 100 injured following weekend protests against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai protesters gear up for a 'different form of coup'
Protest chiefs want to swap elected government for council of “good men.”
Breaking Kim Jong Un: How North Korea became a meth hub
Defectors and a recent bust allege that the drug moves globally, including to the US.
Best political insult of the day, courtesy of Thailand: 'Stupid Crab B*tch Water Buffalo Face'
Fed up with the popularly elected Shinawatra clan, urban dwellers in Bangkok hold a slumber party in the seats of power.
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.
Anti-government Thai protesters storm Bangkok ministries
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday she would invoke a special security law after anti-government protests led to demonstrators storming ministry buildings in Bangkok.
Thai prime minister invokes security law as protesters storm ministries in Bangkok (VIDEO)
Thai demonstrators stormed two government ministries on Monday, as thousands turned out to protest against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai protesters occupy government ministries
Opposition leaders call for the occupation of 'all government agencies' as thousands demonstrate on the streets of Bangkok.
Thailand's Senate rejects political amnesty bill
Thailand’s Senate has rejected a bill that would have provided amnesty for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who fled the country in 2008 rather than face corruption charges.
International court awards Preah Vihear temple land to Cambodia
Cambodia has sovereignty over the land surrounding the flashpoint temple on the border with Thailand, the International Court of Justice has ruled.
Cambodia, Thailand await ruling in border temple row
The International Court of Justice is due to rule Monday on the dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over who owns land adjacent to the ancient Preah Vihear temple, and there are fears the decision will revive nationalist tensions.
Six people die as tourist boat sinks off Thai resort
At least six people, including two Russians and a Chinese tourist, are dead after a ferry sank near the tourist resort of Pattaya.
New Mekong dam will soon wipe out endangered Irawaddy dolphin, enviros say
Poverty-stricken Laos needs the money and energy, but the Si Phan Don dam threatens ecosystems and the livelihoods of millions.
Unilever brand apologizes over Thai skin whitening campaign
A Thai company owned by consumer goods giant Unilever said it did not intend "racial discrimination."
49 believed killed in Laos plane crash
Forty-nine people were on board Lao Airlines flight when it crashed near the border town of Pakse on Wednesday.
Teaching can get you killed at schools on the front lines
Commentary: Protections are needed for teachers bravely risking their lives amid conflict.
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.
People waiting in lines for things (PHOTOS)
Lots of people are waiting in lines for iPhones today. Here are some other reasons to wait in lines.
Philippines: 100-plus dead in quixotic anti-American martyr mission
Muslim rebels fight boldly to create the 'Bangsamoro Republik' as a refuge from 'America-installed Philippine colonialism.'
Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant
Seen as an emerging threat in the US, 'Kratom' could wean addicts off meth, Thailand’s justice minister argues.
Broke, abandoned and depressed
A tragic end game for Myanmar’s freed democracy advocates
Youth interrupted: Underage, illiterate breadwinners
Inside Myanmar’s Dickensian child labor economy.