US President issues warning as harsh new UN sanctions are imposed, but rogue state responds defiantly with latest weapons test
World View: Burma's transformation into a dramatically freer, more hopeful country is substantially President Obama’s doing
World View: Is this the dawn of the nuclear Doomsday we have lived in fear of?
World View: The abductions have given many in Hong Kong their nastiest fright since the ties with Britain were severed 19 years ago
'We hope and believe that the international community will adhere to the one-China principle'
World View: The Chinese behemoth may be slowing down, but Taiwan was well into the doldrums before it
In 2014 the country’s best-known Islamist cleric, Abu Bakar Bashir, pledged allegiance to Isis from his jail cell, prompting a surge in support for the organisation
World View: The life of Aung San Suu Kyi, who successfully confronted dictatorship, is too sensitive for publication in China
She is accused of taking donations from scoundrels of every sort
World View: Now Mr Sirisena is in power, a partner with deep poclets has its advantages
The trial of the Pope Francis’s only female staffer, a priest and two journalists resumes on Monday
Meeting indicates that the military regime have decided to swallow their democratic medicine and allow the results of the poll to lead to a peaceful transition of power for the first time in the country’s 70-year history
The images and murals that adorned the private temple of Tibet's Dalai Lamas, once glimpsed only by initiates, are now on show at a new exhibition in London. Peter Popham explores the earthly treasures of Tantric Buddhism
World View: The country is already unrecognisable from the paranoid surveillance state of five years ago
Peter Popham reports from Rangoon on Aung San Suu Kyi’s overwhelming victory in an election many thought would never happen
In Rangoon, thousands flocked to polling stations before dawn, waiting up to two hours for them to open