Disappearance of leading opposition member highlights major shortcomings in country's justice system.
How Pyongyang responds to the failure of its much heralded rocket launch could offer clues as to the type of man the reclusive nation's young leader really is.
A typical day at the Wagah border, usually ends with a show of muscle. Giant, hulking soldiers stride defiantly on the ceremonial border separating India from Pakistan.
Tokyo and Manila lie in the shadow of the planned launch, with much of the region looking to the US for strategic support.
Aceh residents relieved no tsunami materialised after massive earthquake off Indonesia's coast.
South Koreans - living in a peaceful, democratic society, the world's 15th largest economy, home to global success stories like Samsung and Hyundai - often wonder why the rest of the world is so obsessed by their northern neighbour.
The disputed Himalayan region is a land seen by only determined mountaineers or adventurers - where two nuclear armed states are locked in a struggle to keep a foothold at heights of 6,700 metres.
In systematic depletion of one of the world's last healthy stocks of fish, India loses up to $220m every year as a result of illegal fishing in its waters by foreign-owned ships.
Following the US soldier's shooting spree in Kandahar, the conversation moved to the "backlash" and focused on the accused soldier. The victims became a footnote: just the number 16.
Melissa Chan reports from Beijing on a mother's search for a missing daughter she says is among those being held in illegal detention centres.
Fed up with waiting for the government to clean up local farms, volunteers are doing their own test to determine the levels of radiation in soil.