Bangladeshi protesters  during a demonstration against the killing of a university professor in Dhaka, who was one of the recent victims of a spate of recent killings by radical Islamists. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Hindu man has been hacked to death in Bangladesh in the latest in a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian nation. Police officer Aslam Khan(...)

Protesters wear masks of US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they demonstrate against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement before the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany on April 24th. Photograph: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

(...) and the Asia-Pacific region in its current form. Similarly, criticism of TTIP is growing in Europe(...)

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

(...) his engagement with China and other states, becoming much more involved in Asia-Pacific affairs, as(...)

A March 2014 photograph made available this week, shows asylum seekers at the  Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Eoin Blackwell/EPA

Lawyers for 850 asylum seekers held in a controversial detention centre in Papua New Guinea said on Friday they planned to seek potentially billions o(...)

This file picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25th, 2016 shows Kim Dong-Chul addressing a news conference in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

A US citizen of Korean heritage has been jailed for 10 years in North Korea after being convicted of espionage and subversion. Kim Dong Chul had been(...)

A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea’s rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but both failed, the US military said, in a setback (...)

Grandfather Zhen Qingchun, who has  seven grandsons, aged 11 to 20: “Our situation is very common. The parents go away to work, the older generation takes care of them. You have to make money, and you usually can’t take your children with you.”  Photograph: Clifford Coonan

A dozen elderly people, some wearing the blue tunics and black slippers of Mao Zedong’s more doctrinaire era, are waiting in the rain beneath a bus sh(...)

A paramilitary police officer outside   the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Amnesty  has urged China  to scrap a new law  which it says is aimed at further smothering civil society. Photograph: Fred Dufour/Getty Images

The Chinese government has passed a strict new law which steps up control of overseas charities and non-governmental organisations, giving police swee(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, in Beijing. Photograph: Kenzaburo Fukuhara/AFP/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping has said China will never allow chaos and war on the Korean peninsula and reiterated his call for North Korea to rein in its nuc(...)

“India is a rapidly growing beer market with strong fundamentals for accelerated growth in the short term.”

(...) continuing to “ramp up” its international expansion in Asia-Pacific with the announcement of its third(...)