7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The rise of a junk food empire
A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.
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.
Laos to start building Mekong 'mega dam' this week
The government in Laos says construction of its controversial dam on the Mekong river will begin in a few days' time.
Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh, musicians, jailed in Vietnam for anti-government songs (VIDEO)
Vietnam has sentenced the two songwriters to four and six years in jail for writing songs that are critical of the government.
Typhoon Son-Tinh kills at least 32 in Asia
At least 32 people have been killed across Southeast Asia by Typhoon Son-Tinh, which swept through the Philippines and China last week before hitting Vietnam on Sunday night.
How China wields 'soft power' in the Golden Triangle
As the world focuses on China’s actions in the South China Sea, the Asian giant exercises a different kind of power along the Mekong border.
Man sends toenails to Chinese embassy to protest rhino poaching (VIDEO)
South African artist Mark Wilby came up with his unusual toenail protest to highlight the killing of South Africa's rhinos for their horns.
Pay-to-play deluxe wings in Vietnam's public schools
Charging pupils for air-conditioned, well-equipped classrooms
Cambodia: shrinking forests breed violence
Three activists and villagers have died this year because of logging and land grabbing in Cambodia.
Vietnam Communists face ban on 'lavish' weddings
Vietnam's Communist Party has banned members from throwing fancy weddings.
NatGeo: Philippine priests complicit in ivory smuggling
“Wrap it in old, stinky underwear and pour ketchup on it."
Vietnam jails bloggers for spreading 'anti-government propaganda'
Vietnam has sentenced three bloggers to between four and 12 years in jail for spreading "anti-government propaganda."
Surf, sun and simmering tension in the Chinese-claimed Sansha Islands
Government pushes cruise-ship tourism in disputed territory
Vietnamese journalist Hoang Khuong jailed for the police abuses he helped expose
Investigative reporter Hoang Khuong is handed a four-year sentence on charges of 'bribery.'
How to calm China’s ambitions in the China seas
Commentary: US must abandon its passive policy and encourage negotiations.
Vietnamese gangsters horny for poached rhino
Conservationists place the blame for the spike in rhino poaching squarely at the feet of Vietnamese gangsters.
Malcolm Browne, photographer of the iconic 'Burning Monk' in Vietnam, dies at 81
Malcolm Browne's iconic shot of a monk's self-immolation prompted the US to re-evaluate its Vietnam strategy.
Israel: Nine teens charged in hate crime against Palestinian teen
Israeli teens have been charged for attacking a Palestinian boy.
Vietnam: we're too poor to fuel rhino horn craze
Official says Vietnam "not even close" to being horn consumption mecca
Forget cocaine: Rhino horn is the new drug of status
Vietnam’s rich, believing it cures a hangover, are ingesting ground up rhino horn. The habit is devastating Africa’s rhino population.
What should the US do in the South China Sea?
Commentary: The US could lose credibility over a dispute among China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan in the South China Sea.
Japan recalls ambassador to South Korea in another island dispute
The visit by South Korean president Lee Myung Bak to a disputed island was called "totally unacceptable" by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
Vietnam airline fined for bikini performance
A Vietnam airline hosted an in-flight “Hawaiian Dance Performance” featuring women in bikinis.
Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam
The $43 million Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam as US forges closer ties with the nation amid the growing dispute with China over South China Sea.
China tells Washington to 'shut up'
Nothing lost in translation there.
Vietnam: instigator of monkey torture photos fired from military
Rare primates skinned, forced to feign smoking in Vietnam.
Vietnam: a detained blogger's mother self-immolates
Anti-corruption blogger's mom expresses the ultimate form of dissent
Vietnam's murky meteorite market
Selling tar and painted rocks as magical stones from the beyond
Same-sex marriage under consideration in Vietnam
Government considering whether to allow gay couples to marry, legally receive rights.
Russia: new naval bases abroad?
Russia is looking to set up naval bases abroad, Russia’s navy chief reportedly said today.
Southeast Asia's intriguing Olympians
A pregnant shooter, a disqualified cat impressionist, a 4'11" female weightlifter