The United States' pivot to Asia will not mean any new bases in the region, but existing alliances will be strengthened and modernised.
Oil prices were down in Asian trade Thursday as the initial euphoria over the fiscal cliff deal in the United States faded.
The euro slipped in Asian trade on Wednesday after a buying spree sparked by Greece's bailout deal fizzled owing to lingering concerns over Europe's sovereign debt problems.
The euro fell in Asian trade on Wednesday and shares eased after eurozone finance chiefs said they had failed to agree on a deal to unlock the latest batch of crucial bailout cash for Greece.
Asia accounts for 88 percent of all malaria cases and most of the 46,000 annual deaths occurring outside Africa, a new report shows Friday as experts demand more urgency in fighting the deadly disease..
Opium cultivation in Southeast Asia has doubled over the last six years as growing demand for heroin in China and the rest of Asia lures more farmers to grow poppies.
Every Australian school will be partnered online with one in Asia by 2025 as regional languages become "central" to education reform plans, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday.
Asia will be the first to feel the impact of any Middle East oil supply disruption as regional demand surges, the International Energy Agency said Monday.
Kazakhstan athletes are the best powerlifters in Asia.
An actress in the anti-Islamic trailer that set off violent protests in the Muslim world has sued the reputed producer, saying he duped her into thinking it was about ancient Egyptians.
Asia must fight complacency and transform its economic and social models if it is to keep driving global growth in years to come as Europe and the United States slow.
The global mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace.
Stocks in Apple's Asian component suppliers were mixed Thursday after the launch of the iPhone 5, with analysts citing uncertainty over its impact in the hugely competitive smartphone market.
A Hong Kong action-thriller and a rural drama from Bangladesh will open and close Asia's top film festival next month, as its South Korean hosts look to share more of the spotlight with regional offerings.
A slowdown in China's economy is perceived as the biggest risk to Asia's economic growth, a survey of regional powerbrokers released Wednesday said.
Moody's on Monday lowered the European Union's long-term issuer rating outlook from stable to negative, saying the move reflected credit risks of the bloc's key budget contributors.
Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Sunday, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities.
The euro stayed bearish against other currencies in Asia trade Friday after taking a hit from the European Central Bank's announcement of no immediate measures to fight the debt crisis.
Top five countries by number of tourists visiting Kazakhstan are France, Italy, Great Britain, Russia and India.
The euro inched higher in Asian trade on Wednesday after hitting new multi-year lows against the dollar and yen amid worries over the European debt crisis.
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