China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest.
Google Inc opened its first two data centres in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets.
Google may localise YouTube in Pakistan - a move that may enable the users to access the video sharing website in the country, a media report said on Wednesday.
Over 200,000 people, including more than 20,000 Indians, have applied for an ambitious private mission that will send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2023 to establish a permanent space colony.
Three more Indians, arrested in connection with Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, will face charges today for alleged rioting.
A Pakistani court has stopped the screening of foreign films, serials and television shows, especially Indian content, on the country's TV channels, triggering panic and outrage.
Myanmar on Wednesday freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser said, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country's reformist regime.
A Chinese oil pipeline punctured twice a week by oil thieves cleared a safety inspection just two months before a section of the line exploded and killed 62 people in November.
In a predominantly Shiite town near Baghdad, Saddam Hussein roams the streets unmolested, joking with checkpoint guards and shaking the hands of passers-by, proudly announcing his name.
The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela arrived early on Wednesday at the Union Buildings in the country's capital of Pretoria.
A decade after Saddam Hussein's arrest, the now-executed Iraqi dictator's legacy of conflicts, sanctions and repression still exact a heavy toll on the country.
Afghanistan is pressing India to supply military helicopters, tanks and artillery as it tries to shore up security through regional alliances.
Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege began its solemn journey to the seat of South African government in Pretoria Wednesday, where his remains will lie in state for three days.
At least 15 people were killed as a blaze engulfed a food market in China in the early hours of Wednesday, local authorities said.
Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands.