Here is a look at the life of Hu Jintao, former president of the People's Republic of China.
Here is a look at former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Bin Mohamad.
A yellow jumpsuit worn by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in one of his final fight scenes goes on sale in Hong Kong on Thursday.
The U.S. government is "deeply concerned" about two Americans detained in North Korea, including Merrill Newman.
When I tell people outside India that I live in New Delhi, I'm almost always asked the now inevitable question: "Do you feel safe there?" or worse, "what's with the rape culture in India?"
CNN speaks exclusively with the parents of a women gang raped on a bus in India and finds a country changing as a result of the crime that shocked the world.
It was 11 March 2011, and I remember standing in the newsroom that Friday afternoon glued to the television watching the horrific images coming out of Japan.
In a birthday speech Thursday, Thailand's deeply revered king asked the nation to maintain the peace it has enjoyed "for a very long time"
The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Biden privately told Chinese President Xi.
North Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system, with torture, starvation, rape and death a fact of life for tens of thousand of inmates, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Tensions eased in Thailand on Tuesday as police took down barricades in the capital
Anti-government protesters and Thai security forces maintained their delicate day-old truce Wednesday
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea this month -- but it's not clear if he'll meet leader Kim Jong Un
When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world, according to a global education survey released Tuesday.
Vice President Joe Biden assures Japan that the U.S. will express concerns to China over Beijing's recent claim of a large swath of airspace in the region.
Hong Kong is on high alert after an Indonesian domestic helper contracted the city's first human case of H7N9 avian flu, the city's government says.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Japan and China this week as a dispute seethes over Beijing's recent claim of a large swath of airspace in the region.
A helicopter carrying scientists on a mission in Antarctica crashed more than 150 miles from their home base Sunday night, injuring three people.
If all goes according to plan, China will launch its first lunar probe at 1:30 a.m. Monday
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dismissed calls by protesters for her to step down by Tuesday, saying she is open to talks to resolve demonstrations against her government that turned violent over the weekend.
Four Afghans were killed and 17 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck
One of the U.S Navy's top commanders says his Pacific fleet "the best stuff" when it comes to weaponry -- a reflection of President Barack Obama's Asia pivot.
The leader of anti-government demonstrations in Thailand urged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign Sunday.
It's the stuff of urban legend that NASA spent a fortune developing a ballpoint pen to operate in zero gravity while the cash-strapped Soviets used a pencil.
Two people were killed and 45 others were wounded when clashes broke out during anti-government protests in Thailand's capital, an official said.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Sunday off Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Three U.S. airlines confirmed that pilots were complying with Chinese government demands that it be notified of plans to traverse a zone over the East China Sea.
State news: The 85-year-old American detained recently in North Korea has apologized for his actions against the Asian nation -- including during the Korean War.
The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Friday that it "deeply regrets" a recent airstrike that, it claims, killed a child.
China, Japan and the United States continued their tense tit-for-tat in Beijing's disputed new air defense zone Friday
Hundreds of protesters stormed army headquarters in Bangkok on Friday to demand help overthrowing the government, a military spokesman said.
China sent fighter jets into its newly claimed air defense zone Thursday, as Japan and South Korea sounded notes of defiance.
A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed three suspected militants and injured others early Friday, intelligence sources said.
U.S. and Japanese authorities were investigating two small explosions Thursday outside an American air base near Tokyo, officials said.
Dozens of people were injured Friday in a high-speed ferry boat accident off of Hong Kong's coast.
China sent fighter jets over its newly claimed -- and hotly disputed -- air defense zone over the East China Sea, an official says.
The deafening roar of state-of-the-art warplanes being catapulted into the air from its huge flight deck signaled that the USS George Washington was back in combat mode after its recent detour to the Philippines to take part in the aid effort in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
She managed to survive a no-confidence vote in parliament, but that didn't sway the throngs of protesters denouncing Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai prime minister survives no-confidence measure in parliament amid opposition protests.
China says it monitored two unarmed U.S. military aircraft that flew through its newly declared air defense zone on Monday without identifying themselves
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators aimed to keep up pressure on the Thai government on Wednesday
A Pakistani political party official has publicly named two U.S. CIA officials in connection with a police murder investigation into a drone strike.
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators kept up pressure on the Thai government Wednesday by surrounding more official buildings.
Despite rousing approval by the vast majority of Afghan elders, Afghanistan's security deal with the United States still hangs in the balance.
(CNN) -- Militants shot dead six aid workers in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a provincial government spokesman said.
The promoter for Manny Pacquiao says he expects to swiftly resolve a dispute with Philippine tax authorities that led to assets in his homeland being frozen.
Tensions magnified among the world's top three economies over China's controversial new air defense zone.
In order to understand the turbulent world of Thai politics, you have to start with one name: Thaksin Shinawatra.
Two U.S. military aircraft flew into China's newly claimed and challenged air defense zone, a U.S. official said, an action that could inflame tensions.
China is launching its first lunar probe in early December, state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, just over a decade after the country first sent an astronaut into space.
Archaeologists have found evidence of the world's oldest Buddhist shrine, at the birthplace of the Buddha.
Seven teachers abducted last week for supporting polio vaccination in Pakistan's Khyber Agency have been released by militants, their school principal said.
A white diamond the size of a small egg has sold for $30.6 million at an auction in Hong Kong, smashing the world record for a jewel of its kind.
Baku has been a citadel amidst potentially destabilizing forces for centuries, routinely blasted by gale-force winds, seismic activity and positioned near one of the world's largest and most coveted oil reserves.
It's hard to believe it's been five years since Mumbai was rocked by terror attacks. Life goes on, the city continues its chaotic beat. The next news story replaces the last one, the cycle of life goes on.
The wife and son of an 85-year-old American being held in North Korea called for his release Monday, saying they need him back for Thanksgiving.
A major missing piece threatens to hold up a security deal between Afghanistan and the United States: President Hamid Karzai's signature.
For David Richards, the holiday season is about joy, good cheer and smashing a Guinness World Record.
A murky Islamic militant group has described a deadly attack in China's Tiananmen Square last month as a "jihadi operation" and warned of more violence to come
University student Wang Zixu was among the 1.1 million hopefuls who packed out school and universities across China on Sunday to sit civil service exams.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand have stormed the offices of the country's finance ministry, as mass demonstrations raise political tensions.
China has told the United States to butt out of a territorial dispute with Japan in the East China Sea
The United States called on China to exercise restraint after Beijing claimed the right Saturday to take military action in parts of the East China Sea.
The new security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan faces the scrutiny of the Afghan nation Thursday.
Seven teachers were kidnapped Thursday from Pakistan's volatile tribal Khyber Agency for having supported a polio vaccination campaign, an official told CNN Saturday.
North Korea has confirmed to Swedish diplomats that it is holding an American citizen, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
A Pakistani doctor accused of helping find Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder over a surgery, authorities said Friday.
The death toll from this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has spiked to 5,235, the government-run Philippines News Agency reported.
A continuing volcanic eruption hundreds of miles south of Tokyo has produced white smoke mixed with black material to create a small, new island.
An oil pipeline exploded Friday in eastern China, killing at least 44 people, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
As money pours in to help the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, some Filipinos claim that politicians are trying to use the tragedy to win votes.
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime for Merrill Newman, a Korean War veteran who had long wanted to go to North Korea.
The immediate destruction from the typhoon are visible and palpable. But after the body bags are removed, the deceased mourned and debris cleaned, what happens next?
China's top court has banned the use of torture to extract confessions, the latest in a series of reforms to its criminal justice system.
An 85-year-old American man on an organized tour of North Korea was pulled off a plane in Pyongyang minutes before it was to depart, his son said Wednesday.
Over her long lifetime, Lily Montejo has seen the city of Tacloban shaken by war, earthquakes and powerful typhoons.
The new security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan faces the scrutiny of the Afghan nation Thursday.
They live largely unseen, in towering Hong Kong apartment blocks, trapped in a life of servitude to pay back crippling debts to unscrupulous recruiters who've lied to convince them to sign up.
Chinese president Xi Jinping so far has presided over a relatively smooth transition of leadership. But what is his vision for the next 10 years?
The U.S. and Afghanistan "reached an agreement as to the final language of the bilateral security agreement" between the two countries, Sec. Kerry said.
Reports the U.S. is on the verge of a security agreement with Afghanistan that includes a letter of apology are false, the National Security adviser told CNN
U.S. drug agents in Thailand take custody of five men wanted in the United States in an investigation involving North Korean drugs, CNN has learned.
This month, "On China" heads to Shanghai, where we meet the designers and retailers who are helping redefine what it means to be "Made In China."
China's new rich have rushed to show off their wealth by spending on luxury status symbols, with the country now the world's second biggest market for designer goods.
A dozen body bags line the street in Tacloban -- one of the towns hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan -- as locals walk through the destruction of what used to be their homes.
In 17 years working at CNN I've worked on countless breaking news stories, from earthquakes and hurricanes to the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan. But nothing prepared me for what I've seen in the past few days in my own country -- the Philippines.
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday refused to apologize over damaging allegations that Australia's intelligence services spied on Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, tapping his personal mobile phone and those of his inner circle.
Nepalis went to the polls Tuesday amid tight security to elect an assembly that will draw up a new constitution.
As thousands of traumatized typhoon survivors struggled to escape the stricken city of Tacloban, Gina Ladrera was desperate to get back in.
As an expression of hard power, they don't come bigger or more fearsome than the USS George Washington.
They're doing a job nobody wants to do in a place few want to be.
The USS George Washington is expected to leave the Philippines once two amphibious ships arrive there Wednesday, Navy officials say.
Seven children were killed by a mine that exploded at a road where they were playing in eastern Afghanistan on Monday afternoon, the provincial government said.
Indonesia summoned the Australian ambassador Monday to voice its anger at allegations that Australia spied
Operators of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have started the dangerous task of removing fuel rods from a damaged reactor, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Monday.
The tiny, baby girl barely moves as she lies wrapped in a bundle of yellow plastic and green cloth on a peeling brown mattress made for a child far larger than she.
The day after the typhoon, Father Edwin Bacaltos stepped out of the compound of the Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in central Tacloban and began his work.
The U.S. and Britain are bolstering their military assets to urgently help millions of hungry and homeless Filipinos.