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In Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries across the globe, most Muslims support making sharia, or Islamic law, the official law of the land, according to a sweeping survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. But sharia means different...
Tags: Islam, Pakistan, Religion and Belief, Laws, Suicide
Security in the Forbidden City across the street from the Great Hall of the People was tight last month when Li Keqiang was installed as premier of China. But the uniformed guards weren't armed with automatic weapons. Instead, they were equipped with fire...
Contrary to the adage, what we don’t know about North Korea could hurt us. It’s not known whether the intermediate-range Musudan missiles poised for imminent firing could reach U.S. bases on Guam or Japan, though at least the latter is...
SEOUL -- North Korea's state-run Asia Pacific Peace Committee warned foreigners in South Korea Tuesday to set up evacuation plans. State media KCNA carried a statement, saying Pyonyang does not want any harm done to foreigners in South Korea in case...
WASHINGTON -- Japan intends to join the talks for an ambitious free-trade pact with the U.S. and 10 other countries, raising the economic stakes of the negotiations but also potentially delaying agreement as American and Japanese interests tangle over...
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Shinzo Abe, Politics, Prices
Another longtime European hotel group is making fresh inroads into Asia. Kempinski Hotels, one of Europe's oldest luxury hotel groups, is adding to its portfolio of 75 properties by opening three hotels in China and another in India. "We are opening...
There’s no other destination on the planet quite like the islands off the coast of eastern Asia — where a vast natural landscape and pristine marine life offer ideal year-round outdoor activities like hiking, biking and diving. Taiwan and...
Armchair travelers and adventurer-seekers who dream of getting off the grid will find a taste of the exotic in a new trip being organized by Asia Transpacific Journeys called The Wild Jungles of Borneo. The April 8-21 trip will explore the Southeast...
South Korea’s successful satellite launch this week served as the latest act of one-upmanship in an accelerating space race gripping Northeast Asia. Membership in the elite global space club is being pursued by wealthy countries that can afford it...
An American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government was freed Wednesday and sent home to Southern California to rejoin his family, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. The unexpected decision...
In Shanghai, guests at the Peninsula Hotel will greet the Chinese New Year by snaking through the lobby doing a lion dance. In Bangkok and Beijing, they will celebrate at the Peninsula’s afternoon tea. And in Hong Kong, they will watch the city&...
If you're a fan of the Discovery Channel, check out some new tour destinations in Asia that its Discovery Adventures group will explore during 2013, including Malaysia, Borneo, southern India and Bhutan. "We listen to traveler feedback and add more...
Tags: Iceland, Bhutan, International Travel, Malaysia, India
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