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South Korean banned for Olympic protest
Footballer Park Jong-woo banned for two games after inflaming diplomatic row with Japan at football tournament.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2012 15:40 GMT
Taiwan sails into East China sea dispute
While Japan and China are the main players in the fight over resource-rich islands, Taiwan has emerged to plant a flag.
Last updated: 09 Oct 2012 17:27 GMT
China banks pull out of meetings in Japan
Relations between Tokyo and Beijing remain tense over Japanese-controlled islands, as Chinese ships re-enter waters.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2012 06:49 GMT
China accuses Japan of stealing islands
The Chinese foreign minister tells the UN General Assembly that Japan 'stole' the disputed islands from China.
Last updated: 28 Sep 2012 03:36 GMT
Japan vows no compromise on islands row
Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister, says the islands are an integral part of the country's territory.
Last updated: 27 Sep 2012 13:26 GMT
China accuses Japan of 'severe infringement'
Both countries reiterate their claim to East China Sea islands in meeting on sidelines of UN General Assembly.
Last updated: 26 Sep 2012 18:40 GMT
Explainer: Behind the China-Japan island row
The territorial dispute between China and Japan over a chain of islands in the East China Sea.
Last updated: 17 Sep 2012 13:07 GMT
Japan to take islands row to world court
Threat to take matter to the ICJ follows South Korean leader's visit to the disputed territory.
Last updated: 11 Aug 2012 14:24 GMT
S Korean leader's islands visit angers Japan
President Lee Myung-Bak's unprecedented trip to remote islands claimed by Japan pushes Tokyo to recall ambassador.
Last updated: 10 Aug 2012 17:52 GMT
Japan-China row over islands flares
Spat comes ahead of ASEAN summit where China's similar wrangles with Vietnam and Philippines is likely to be discussed.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2012 03:05 GMT
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French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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