Regions / Asia & Pacific
A State Department official resigned after describing Okinawans as "extortionists" and "lazy." Here's the story behind the story.
China and the United States are going head to head in Latin America, but the United States still has the edge.
Much of North Korea's population is starving, yet its government pours money into missile and nuclear programs. Such behavior seems to be the height of irrationality. But North Korea is only following the international community's - especially America's - example.
As Japan's government gets set to expand a nuclear evacuation area, the mayor of a city inside the radioactive zone speaks about his fears.
Officially, Fukushima is now in the same class of accident as Chernobyl.
The UN Cancun climate talks established the groundwork for the Green Climate Fund to help poor nations address climate change.
For nearly 40 years, a civil war involving Muslim rebels and clan politics has raged in the southern Philippines.
North Korea can't help but think: "Look what happened to Libya when it gave up its nuclear weapons."
The ongoing plight of Burma's ethnic minorities is crowded out of the news by more immediate crises elsewhere.
The Japanese NGO Peace Boat puts the humanity back into humanitarian relief operations.