BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Muslims jailed over Burma clashes
21 May 2013 at 7:03am
Seven Muslims are jailed for their involvement in religious clashes in the Burmese town of Meiktila that left more than 40 people dead.
Imran Khan walks again after fall
21 May 2013 at 7:56am
Pakistani politician Imran Khan walks a short distance in a brace, two weeks after damaging his spine in an election rally fall.
Afghan women 'jailed over morals'
21 May 2013 at 12:50pm
The number of women in Afghanistan jailed for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the past 18 months, says Human Rights Watch.
US and China leaders to hold summit
20 May 2013 at 11:11pm
The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June.
Bank Danamon stake sale approved
21 May 2013 at 10:47am
Singapore's DBS Group receives long-awaited regulatory approval to buy a 40% stake in Indonesia's Bank Danamon
Gandhi's will and sandals auctioned
21 May 2013 at 1:24pm
Dozens of items of Mahatma Gandhi memorabilia, including a blood sample and sandals, are to go on sale in England.
North Koreans free Chinese crew
21 May 2013 at 12:00am
A Chinese fishing crew seized by unidentified North Koreans two weeks ago is freed along with their boat, reports say.
Obama hails Burma leader on US visit
21 May 2013 at 1:19am
President Barack Obama praises the leadership of Burma's Thein Sein after historic White House talks, but urges his visitor to halt violence against Muslims.
India cricketers' remand extended
21 May 2013 at 11:41am
A court in India extends custody of three cricketers, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Karzai to push for India defence aid
21 May 2013 at 4:14am
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India to press for more military aid, ahead of the planned withdrawal of Nato-led forces from Afghanistan in 2014.
IT firm sacks Indian chief executive
21 May 2013 at 5:36am
The Indian CEO of outsourcing firm iGATE, Phaneesh Murthy, is sacked after an internal investigation "for not disclosing a relationship with a subordinate".
Afghan policemen killed in blast
21 May 2013 at 7:10am
At least seven Afghan policemen are killed by a roadside bomb that hit their vehicle in the western province of Herat, officials say.
VIDEO: Afghans discouraged from inter-marrying
21 May 2013 at 3:41pm
Afghan authorities want to discourage the practice of inter-family marriages as the children of such couplings can sometimes have serious health issues.
VIDEO: Burmese President visits White House
21 May 2013 at 1:32am
President Obama has welcomed Burma's president, Thein Sein, to the White House.
VIDEO: Getaway of blind activist retraced
20 May 2013 at 10:35am
The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident