Philippines

Duterte says Trump wished him 'success' in war on drugs

Philippines leader says he sensed a "good rapport" with the US president-elect during their phone call.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte 'gets Donald Trump invite'

Top aide describes seven-minute phone call between the two presidents as "very engaging" and "animated".

Indonesia

Indonesians rally against Purnama over blasphemy claims

Tens of thousands of Muslims gather in capital demanding Basuki Tjahaja Purnama be jailed for insulting the Quran.

Politics

South Korea opposition to file motion to impeach Park

Opposition parties say they will try to persuade lawmakers of the president's party to back her impeachment.

Thailand

Crown prince Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

The 64-year-old succeeds his much-revered father who died 50 days ago following a 70-year reign.

101 East

China's Left-Behind Generation

Millions of China's children are growing up without their parents. We look at the struggles of a generation left behind.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea pledges 'tough' response to UN sanctions

Foreign ministry notes UN Security Council member states have conducted thousands of nuclear tests and rocket launches.

Human Rights

Baby selling investigation leads to arrests in Malaysia

A woman and two men were arrested on Wednesday after police raided clinics and homes on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Thailand

Thailand's crown prince to be proclaimed King Rama X

Maha Vajiralongkorn returns from Germany for rite but coronation will take place next year after his father's cremation.

Nuclear weapons

UN slaps North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

New sanctions resolution passed by a 15-0 vote after three months of tough negotiations between the US and China.

Myanmar

UN: Rohingya may be enduring 'crimes against humanity'

Bangladesh turns away Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar crackdown as the UN decries "pattern of violations".

Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off 'bulls***' ICC threat

Philippines president blasts calls for his trial at the international criminal court over bloody crackdown on drugs.

Politics

South Korea's Park refuses questioning by prosecutors

Embattled South Korea President Park Geun-Hye refuses to be questioned until a new prosecutor is appointed.

South Korea

South Koreans urge resignation of scandal-hit president

Mass protests in capital Seoul and other provincial cities demand President Park's resignation over corruption scandal.

Inside Story

Is it time to bury Marcos' past in the Philippines?

'Day of Rage' protests in the Philippines after former dictator is laid to rest in cemetery for heroes.