Schools in the capital Kuala Lumpur and surrounding Selangor have been closed and children advised to stay indoors.
Indonesia's government is quick to criticise damaging land clearance techniques, but slow to provide any alternative.
All stakeholders in Afghanistan agree that talks are necessary, but each wants different things from them.
Parliament approves $20bn compensation package for poor to offset pain of planned reduction in fuel subsidy.
Government measures to protect the Adivasi are falling short with many threatened by multinational mining deals
Indigenous tribe representatives from around the world are in Darwin for the first World Indigenous Network meeting.
The great modern Chinese artist Zhang Daqian has outsold Pablo Picasso.
Horrific factory collapse lead to rethinking the true cost of cheap clothes, but it could also spell lost jobs.
China wanted to send a positive signal to New Dehli that it has no hegemonic designs in the area.
Caught between a drought and live animal export bans, Queensland's cattle farmers are feeling the pinch.
Group of Delhi women enforces its own vigilante style of justice, even using physical intimidation against harassers.