- Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback Updated: Feb-06-16 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.
- Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem Updated: Feb-04-16 6:55 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.
- Italy hosts European nationalists at 2-day convention Updated: Jan-28-16 4:37 pm
MILAN - French far right leader Marine Le Pen is in Italy headlining a convention of European far-right parties, just weeks after her National Front suffered a stinging defeat in regional French elections.
- Sovereignty, legacy factors in Taiwan leader's island visit Updated: Jan-28-16 7:55 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seeking to assert Taiwan's sovereignty and build his legacy, President Ma Ying-jeou paid a visit Thursday to an even smaller island also claimed by China.
- Taiwan stages military drills on island off Chinese coast Updated: Jan-26-16 3:33 am
KINMEN, Taiwan - Taiwan held small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast Tuesday, in a renewed signal of its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats.
- Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media Updated: Jan-21-16 8:01 am
BEIJING - The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election.
- China's Taiwan office deputy head under investigation Updated: Jan-20-16 5:41 am
BEIJING - A deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office has been placed under investigation for apparent corruption amid renewed scrutiny of Beijing's policies toward the island following its election of a new independence-leaning president.
- Suicide of student triggers protests in southern India Updated: Jan-19-16 6:24 am
HYDERABAD, India - Shouting slogans and holding placards, hundreds of students on Tuesday angrily protested the death of an Indian student who, along with four others, was barred from using some facilities at his university in the southern tech-hub of Hyderabad.
- Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf acquitted in murder case Updated: Jan-18-16 7:52 am
QUETTA, Pakistan - A court acquitted former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf Monday in a murder case involving the killing of a separatist leader, Akbar Bugti, who had died in a 2006 military operation in Baluchistan province, lawyers said.
- China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai Updated: Jan-17-16 6:05 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party's new legislative majority, but managing the island's delicate relations with China will be tricky.
- Flag-waiving teen pop star unites fractious Taiwan Updated: Jan-16-16 1:47 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese politicians came out in support Saturday of a teenage pop star who was forced to apologize for waving the island's national flag on a South Korean television program, reigniting the complex issue of national identity on a day when voters are electing a new independence-leaning president and national legislature.
- Taiwan presidential race showcases women's increasing role Updated: Jan-15-16 6:04 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan appears all but certain to elect a female president on Saturday, underscoring the vast political gains women have made over the island's decades-long transition from authoritarianism to thriving democracy.
- China, the economy key issues in Taiwan's election Updated: Jan-15-16 5:08 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's relationship with China is a key topic in this week's presidential election as President Ma Ying-jeou of the China-friendly Nationalist Party prepares to hand over power, possibly to the candidate of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. A look at some of the major issues affecting the election:
- China faces few good options in Taiwan electoral outcome Updated: Jan-14-16 3:46 am
BEIJING - China isn't going to be happy with the likely victory for Taiwan's pro-independence opposition in this weekend's presidential election, but it has limited options to respond: Any angry reaction could further alienate the island's public, while a passive response could weaken Beijing's influence there.