Tuesday July 3, 2012Air India pilots 'to end strike'
Pilots of national carrier Air India are set to call off their strike after almost two months, the high court in the capital, Delhi, has been told.
Tuesday July 3, 2012Australia, Indonesia boost ties to fight smuggling
The leaders of Australia and Indonesia have agreed to strengthen maritime ties as a way to combat people smuggling. The agreement comes after two boats carrying Australia-bound migrants capsized and left dozens dead in the past two weeks.
Tuesday July 3, 2012China aligns with India, Japan on piracy patrols
China is closely cooperating with the navies of Japan and India in patrolling against piracy off Somalia as the country shows more willingness to work with other nations in safeguarding global trade.
Tuesday July 3, 2012Burma releases about 20 political prisoners in amnesty
About 20 political prisoners are among 46 inmates freed in Burma as part of a presidential amnesty, activists say.
Tuesday July 3, 2012Russian PM Medvedev's visit to disputed islands irks Japan
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has angered Japan by paying another visit to the disputed Kuril Islands.
Monday July 2, 2012Thousands protest Hong Kong's China-fication
Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded Hong Kong's streets Sunday, shortly after the city's new chief executive was sworn in during a ceremony with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty.
Monday July 2, 2012India to launch $75m mission to forecast rains
India is launching a $75m (£48m) research project using computer models to understand the south-west monsoon and forecast the rains more accurately, officials say.
Monday July 2, 2012Mumbai terror suspect's taped voice comes to life
The voice had long haunted Indian police investigating Mumbai's deadly 2008 terrorist attack.
Monday July 2, 2012Japan's Ichiro Ozawa quits ruling party over sales tax
Faction leader Ichiro Ozawa has resigned from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), along with 49 other lawmakers, officials say.
Monday July 2, 2012Talks on global arms treaty set to begin in New York
A month of UN-hosted talks are due to kick off in New York, aiming to establish a treaty controlling arms sales around the world.
Friday June 29, 2012China to create special currency test zone
China plans to create a special zone to experiment with currency convertibility in Shenzhen, the city where it introduced key economic reforms three decades ago.
Friday June 29, 2012South Korea postpones historic military pact with Japan
The South Korean government has abruptly postponed signing a military intelligence agreement with Japan in response to anti-Japanese sentiment.
Friday June 29, 2012Sri Lankan police raid news website, arrest 9
A media rights group says police in Sri Lanka have arrested nine journalists at an independent news website and seized computers and documents from its office.
Friday June 29, 2012Mongolian election highlights those left behind by mining boom
Mongolians traveled by foot, car and horse to vote for a new legislature Thursday in an election that centered on better spreading the benefits of Mongolia's mining boom across the vast and still largely poor country.
Friday June 29, 2012India police kill '17 Maoists' in Chhattisgarh
Police in India say they have killed 17 Maoist rebels in an overnight clash in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
Tuesday June 26, 2012India makes key arrest in Mumbai terror plot
A key suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed more than 160 people has been apprehended, Indian authorities said Tuesday.
Tuesday June 26, 2012South Korea to halt Iran oil imports amid sanctions
South Korea has said imports of Iranian oil will be suspended from 1 July amid a European Union (EU) insurance ban on vessels carrying the product.
Tuesday June 26, 2012Bhutan's Wangdue Phodrang temple to be rebuilt after fire
Bhutanese PM Jigmi Thinley has promised that the historic 17th Century Wangdue Phodrang temple - destroyed by fire over the weekend - will be rebuilt.
Tuesday June 26, 2012Japan's lower house passes sales tax bill
Japan's lower house of parliament has approved Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's controversial plan to double sales tax, but the vote laid bare a deep rift in the ruling party.
Tuesday June 26, 2012News Corp confirms it is considering split
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has confirmed that it is considering splitting itself in two.