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.
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.
Vietnam evacuating 180,000 people threatened by Typhoon Nari
More than a hundred thousand were evacuated from Vietnam's coastal areas on Monday.
Vietnam fireworks factory explosion kills 21: Official (VIDEO)
Fireworks reportedly exploded out of the building for several hours after the blast.
Cambodia’s flooding brings specter of disease
Each year rivers swell, lakes expand and villages sink beneath soupy brown waters. This year’s flooding is particularly miserable.
Wanna do business in North Korea? Good luck!
For the adventurous, North Korea is an untapped — but daunting — business frontier.
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.
National funeral for revered Vietnam General Vo Nguyen Giap
Giap, the ruthless but brilliant military strategist, died Friday at age 102.
'Made in Myanmar' clothing, coming to a mall near you
But can this troubled nation avoid Bangladesh-style factory horrors?
Typhoon Usagi lashes southern China, leaving at least 25 dead (VIDEO)
The typhoon, which fell to tropical storm-strength by Monday, battered China's southern coast late Sunday.
Mid-Autumn Festival in Asia: A time for lanterns, moon cakes and family
This centuries-old harvest festival is one of the most important celebrations in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Broke, abandoned and depressed
A tragic end game for Myanmar’s freed democracy advocates
Mock stars: Myanmar’s pop plagiarists
How a censored nation spawned an alternative rock ‘n’ roll reality.
For Wyoming town of one, rebirth as a hub for Vietnamese coffee
"I thought Buford was very amazing and very exciting," Nguyen Dinh Pham said. "After I purchased it, I kept thinking about what to do with the town."
Typhoon Utor shifts down to tropical storm as it hits China
Utor arrives in China.
Father and son coaxed from jungle 40 years after fleeing Vietnam War
Ho Van Lang and his 82-year-old father reportedly lived in a tree house and have had barely any contact with the outside world.
7 things you can do to donuts
You know about cronuts, but have you heard of sushi doughnuts?
Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang makes rare White House visit (VIDEO)
It’s the first time Truong Tan Sang has visited Washington and only the second time a Vietnamese president has visited the Oval Office since the US and Vietnam normalized relations in 1995.
Who would win a World Idol competition?
Everyone's freaking out about Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf. Check out these other amazing idols from around the world.
Vietnam police get Spiderman-style net guns to trap speeding bikers (VIDEO)
Vietnamese police have a novel way to stop speeding bikers in their tracks.
World Refugee Day 2013: 'Needs of these people are overwhelming'
The world's refugee population is on the incline with a staggering 45.2 million people displaced from their homes.
Inside Southeast Asia's dog meat trade
Insiders deploy drones and bribes in the struggle to staunch trafficking.
Foreign Service official charged with trading US visas for cash
Michael Sestak, in charge of issuing visas at the US consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, allegedly accepted bribes from hundreds of Vietnamese nationals.