Regions / Asia & Pacific
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.
Criminal indictments for defamation have more than doubled in South Korea, chilling free speech and giving pause to critics of President Park Geun-hye and her party.
Drones are a growth industry with, aside from the U.S., states such as Israel, Britain, Sweden, Iran, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and even Lebanon in possession of the more lethal varieties.
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a look at the grim prospects for disabled North Koreans.
Central Asia’s rich hydrocarbon and uranium resources could serve the needs of a rapidly industrializing India’s economy and nuclear-energy program.
Is a green energy revolution on the global agenda?
China’s good relations with states at odds with each other could yield results at the negotiating table soon.
A proposed canal in Nicaragua, built by China, is a tangible signal that the United States can't set the terms of the world economy forever.
Democratic and political reforms in Burma have been uneven and halting.
Nepal, a strategically located country on the southern flank of the central Himalayas between India and China, has finally caught election fever.