The prime minister's BJP Party is set to dominate key state elections thanks to intensive campaigning.
P.M. Prayuth Chan-ocha announced contentious martial law to remain despite negative impact on tourism.
Officials signed a long-delayed security pact to allow troops to stay in the country after the end of the year.
Students boycotting classes to protest China's decision how Hong Kong's leader should be elected.
After months of deadlock, rival presidential candidates may be close to a power sharing deal.
Pakistan slipped deeper into crisis on Thursday after talks between the government and the opposition failed.
Nawaz Sharif to meet oppo leader Imran Khan in bid to end anti-government protests.
Shinzo Abe hopes an election win will give him a mandate to delay planned increase in sales tax.
The U.S. president, concerned about slowing of reform, will meet with Myanmar's leader, Thein Sein.
Asia-Pacific leaders have agreed to move towards a new free trade zone strongly backed by Beijing.
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