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A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands,...

BEIJING — A Chinese military court has sentenced former top general Guo Boxiong to life in prison for taking bribes. ...

VIENTIANE, Laos — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday stressed the importance of complying with a rules-based international system in a meeting...

HANOI, Vietnam — Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as Vietnam's president for the second time in four months after being re-elected Monday by...

YANGON, Myanmar — The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar issued a public apology Monday after a tear gas grenade accidentally exploded during a security exercise,...

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral ceasefire with communist guerrillas effectively immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same...

VIENTIANE, Laos — China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia's main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South...

VIENTIANE, Laos — The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local): ...

TOKYO — Japan posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports. ...

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