This British lawyer has been dead for 360 years. So why is he at the center of China's oil fight with Vietnam?
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
As factories burn across Vietnam, Beijing's rivals are ganging up on the oil bully.
China's dispatch of an oil rig to waters claimed by Vietnam threatens armed conflict, and makes Washington a party whether it likes it or not.
The general sanctioned for dealing with North Korea -- and the village he razed to build a weapons factory.
Vietnam and China are coming to blows over oil. Will it spark a dangerous new era of power politics in Asia?
Beijing's deployment of its billion-dollar oil rig sends a clear message to Vietnam: We'll drill where we damn well please.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
Anwar Ibrahim on Malaysia’s mishandling of MH370, President Obama, and good Jews and bad Jews.
Leave the gifts at home, Mr. President. Here are the five things America’s allies in Asia really need.
Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
A small court in The Hague wrestles with an existential question that could put a stop to China's maritime power grab.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Kerry was against Pollard's release before he was for it; Hagel to meet with Malaysian counterpart; Is a U.S. sub already on the hunt for 370?; CMC takes notice of an op-Ed; and a bit more.
Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
The world's most isolated ocean has a long history of making things disappear.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
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Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
After decades of censorship, Burma's filmmakers probe their country's dark past.