Tsai Ing-wen just became Taiwan's first female president
The ruling Kuomintang lost the presidency and its parliamentary majority for the first time ever.
There’s a huge reason US voters should care about Taiwan’s first female president
Tsai Ing-wen will preside over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the United States into a very nasty conflict.
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?
Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Turns out, it could be more a function of genes.
'Disney Laos' might be Asia's most brazen knockoff to date
'Yes, we're worried about lawsuits.'
Hong Kong to ban ivory trade
Hong Kong will ban the import and export of ivory, the city's leader announced Wednesday, in a 'historic' move hailed by animal welfare activists.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
The Islamic State is scary, in case you need a reminder
The militant group is banking on the fact that once you kill your mother, you'll never be the same.
China lands two more planes in disputed South China Sea: state media
Two civilian aircraft landed on a reef Vietnam also claims, despite international condemnation of a landing on the same reef days earlier.
Macau has gone from the world's fastest-growing economy to its biggest loser
Luck has turned for Macau, China's gambling mecca.
Hong Kong's publishers keep disappearing. Its autonomy could be next
Five men linked to the same bookseller have vanished since October. Many suspect the mainland is extending its reach.
Islamic clerics declare fatwa on poachers in Indonesia and Malaysia
In two of the world's most biodiverse countries, hunting endangered animals is not just a crime but a sin.
New Year's Eve, without the letdown: Watch other people ring in 2016
Did your city cancel New Year's? Are you sick and staying in? You can still join the party.
This year's El Niño is one of the worst on record, and that's bad for everyone
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
Pirates in the Philippines 'join' the Islamic State to sound scarier than they are
IS has become a powerful brand name, and all sorts of groups want to use it.
The world's other refugee crisis is about to begin, again
It's 'sailing season' in the Bay of Bengal – the time when tens of thousands of persecuted Rohingya seek to flee Myanmar by boat.
Beijing slams 'provocative' US South China Sea flypast
Two US B-52 bombers flew close to islands in the flashpoint South China Sea this month in a 'serious military provocation,' Beijing said Saturday.
A haunting tale of isolation, loyalty, murder, and survival
In 2004, 34 people stepped out of a forest believing they were refugees of a war that had ended 25 years earlier. This excerpt from 'Ghosts in the Forest' introduces their story.
China says it won't stop building on South China Sea isles
Obama on Saturday called on countries to stop militarizing their claims and said the US would continue to assert its freedom of navigation.
Myanmar's army is backing militias that make a fortune off of meth
As Myanmar soaks up international praise for holding elections that could end decades of tyranny, its government quietly fuels a massive drug trade.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
Oppose Taiwan independence, China's Xi says at historic meeting
The talks, at a luxury hotel in Singapore, lasted less than an hour but were heavy with symbolism.
Get ready for one of the most symbolic handshakes in decades
The leaders of China and Taiwan meet Saturday. It's the first meeting of its kind since their 1949 split following a civil war.
Here's the first detailed look at the world's largest free trade deal
On Thursday New Zealand posted the text of the TPP trade pact, the most ambitious effort in years to rip down barriers to commerce.
China's first-ever summit with Taiwan is one for the history books
Two Chinas, two presidents and the first meeting in more than 60 years.
Post-Soviet dictators are getting extra friendly with the United States
Meet John Kerry’s latest partners in diplomacy.
President Sisi says Sinai security is under Egypt's 'full control'
You sure about that, Mr. President? Egypt’s authorities have been waging their very own war on terror in the Sinai for years.
Malaysia has become Asia’s vaping wonderland
In Islamic Malaysia, where booze and premarital canoodling is taboo, the primary vice is food — and homegrown vape juice flavors reflect that.
50,000 evicted with barely any notice for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Most got no compensation, no relocation, and just a few days' notice at best.
Nepal's parliament elects first female president
Nepal's parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country's first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.