Philippines row puts Obama’s legacy under fire
The president of the Philippines has threatened to throw US troops out of his country. It is the latest blow to President Obama in Asia. Was he wrong to place so much focus on the far east?
India’s Mars mission launches Asian space race
India is bidding for global prestige with an ambitious unmanned voyage to Mars. But with hundreds of millions of citizens locked in poverty, does the government have its priorities wrong?
China and Japan clash over disputed islands
Japan calls them the Senkaku Islands; China, Diaoyu. Today, both nations claim them as their own – and simmering tensions are threatening to turn nasty.
Doubts increase for the world’s next superpower
Arriving in Beijing this week, Russian PM Vladimir Putin has become the latest world leader to pay court to the world's biggest rising power. But is the Chinese bubble about to pop?
Terror strikes India – death toll 18 and rising
India's biggest city Mumbai is once again under attack as three terrorist bombs explode. An age old dispute that has killed millions takes its latest victims.
Burned alive: the deadly politics of central Asia
In a small and distant country, a spate of vicious ethnic killings are being linked to a struggle between the world’s superpowers and a Russian bid to win control.