No, Beijing’s South China Sea offensive isn't about oil and fish …
… contrary to widespread reports. And that’s why the conflict matters to Americans.
These are the countries still using lethal injection to kill people
The US is not in good company.
Curious about the biggest trade deal in history? Sorry, it’s classified
Governments and big corporations can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but not you. Here are 6 ways it could change the world.
Obama’s Asia trip will be overshadowed by China’s 'blue national soil'
Beijing calls it Sansha. Others call it expansionism that makes Putin’s Crimea grab look like child’s play.
What might be the biggest water gun fight in the world is happening right now in Myanmar and Thailand
This looks like fun.
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
The Cambodians who stitch your clothing keep fainting in droves
In this year's first episode, more than 100 workers sewing for Puma and Adidas dropped to the floor in a single day.
Vietnam is sentencing corrupt bankers to death, by firing squad
Others just get life behind bars.
5 of history's most mysterious airplane disappearances and crashes
As the search expands for the missing AirAsia Flight 8501, here's a look back at history's strangest plane crashes and disappearances.
Help search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 using crowd-sourced satellite imagery
It's out there somewhere and the internet is on it.
Malaysia Airlines plane vanished at sea with 239 people aboard
The plane disappeared without giving a distress signal after reaching 35,000 feet.
No, China is not the ‘Cookie Monster’ of global commodities
A leading expert sorts truth from hype on China’s worldwide resource quest.
37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles
The things we carried. On mopeds.
Food fight: Thailand’s crisis boils down to a battle over white rice
Thailand scraps a subsidy gambit that could topple the prime minister — and explains why Thai rice isn’t as tasty anymore.
5 Asian remedies guaranteed to transform you into a superhero
Eager for a shortcut to health, wealth, virility or eternal youth? These traditional concoctions have you covered.
China is playing chicken with the US military in the South China Sea
War by other means: As China attempts to wrest control of the South China Sea, the US is forced to flinch or crash.
The return of the rising sun
Japan’s launch of a ‘carrier in disguise’ has East Asia pondering the future.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
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?'
There's so much disturbing weather all over the world right now
Enjoy Christmas, folks, because it could be your last.
Things are about to get tougher in China for the NY Times
Despite recriminations, The New York Times once again publishes an expose alleging extraordinary income among China's ruling elite.
Rare 'Asian unicorn' spotted in Vietnam
The sighting of the saola, often called the 'Asian Unicorn' because humans seldom see the horned creatures, suggests that conservation efforts in Vietnam are making headway.
Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba win seats on the UN Human Rights Council
Human rights groups are complaining that China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats.
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.
Weakened Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam
Typhoon Haiyan uprooted trees and tore roofs off hundreds of homes, but spared Vietnam the devastation wrought on the Philippines.
8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can
Don't let these majestic creatures go the way of the Dodo. They are awesome.
More than 10,000 feared dead in Philippines
The typhoon left the Philippines a weaker storm, leaving behind many dead, injured, hungry and thirsty.
As Philippines assesses damage, Vietnam braces for Super Typhoon Haiyan
One of the strongest typhoons on record likely killed hundreds of people as tsunami-like waves and savage winds flattened entire communities in the Philippines, authorities said Saturday.
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.
12 governments that love to spy on their own people
The US is not alone. Here's just a partial list of the other governments that have been caught spying on its own citizens.