Deciding how to mark the one-year anniversary since the tsunami and earthquake that battered Japan's northeast coast hit is proving to be a challenge.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan has a strange encounter with a rather Orwellian Chinese police officer, as she attempts to interview a rights attorney about the passage of a new law.
Australians like the money that natural resources bring, but are divided about whether the ecological costs are worth it.
Despite tough talk, the threat of sanctions and risks inherent in sidelining Arab allies may scupper proposed gas pipeline project between the two countries.
The Quran burnings at the Bagram airbase were only the latest in a long line of US mistakes over the course of the last 10 years.
Locals cater for endangered species after birds suffer from lack of wild game to eat due to hunting, poaching and loss of habitat.
Unseated president likely to be jailed as Maldivians vent frustrations at "coup" by burning government buildings.
Support for Saturday's opposition protest in the capital city is not widely held, but fear is commonplace when it comes to political dissent.
With critiques of Marxism and free-thinking seminars on politics and economics, China's top school for Communist Party officials is far from the dour institution you might imagine.
This is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a great symbol of China, but its arrival portends bad luck and a challenging year ahead. That's something the political leadership of China is certainly not oblivious to.
Environmental degradation and climate change are concepts many in the flood-ravaged cities of Illigan and Cagayan de Oro still might not comprehend, but there is no denying the world is changing.