Pope Francis is considering giving the Chinese government a say in the Vatican’s ordination of bishops in the country. Not everyone in the Catholic Church is cheering.
Satellite imagery shows how the North Korean authorities have mobilized and trained tens of thousands of people for a military parade ahead of the Olympics.
Rescuers searched for survivors after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Tuesday.
Many in the Trump administration argue a missile strike against North Korea could prevent nuclear war, but opponents of the strategy say it's a dangerous gamble.
Afghanistan is America’s longest war — about 6,000 days. If you overlay that with World War II's duration, D-Day would have happened in 2004.
An American spy plane photographed what appeared to be an illicit transfer of oil from a ship leased by a Taiwan tuna magnate to a North Korean vessel.
North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, but the Olympics have long been a window into geopolitics between the two sides.
North and South Korea have reopened a border hotline after nearly two years of radio silence.
China-based Norinco is a state-owned defense company that markets a military-grade crowd-control system complete with water cannons and tear gas launchers. Experts say it’s overkill, but at least one customer — Venezuela — disagrees.
Ranjuma was nine months pregnant when she and her family escaped violent persecution in Myanmar. They arrived in Bangladesh, where hope turned to tragedy. This is their story.
Join residents of a Japanese village devastated by the 2011 tsunami as they celebrate the rebuilding of the 1,000-year-old Buddhist Kongoji Temple on higher ground.
Experts say North Korea's new intercontinental ballistic missile is its most advanced yet. Here's why.
The U.S. has a system in place guarding it from intercontinental ballistic missiles. But it's by no means foolproof. Here's why.
An experienced Muay Thai teacher is training his 16 children in the martial art to keep them off the streets and to help pay for their education.
Footage of a dramatic escape by a North Korean soldier into South Korea shows a pursuing soldier from the North may have violated an international treaty.
Footage of the actual escape by a North Korean soldier into South Korea, as seen from South Korean side.
New Delhi’s air quality worsens every winter. Jeffrey Gettleman, Times South Asia bureau chief, talks to residents who are suffering from the pollution and some who call it a “slow poison.”
Enter Hallstatt, Austria, a small town in the Alps, and its replica in southern China in 360 video. Explore the towns’ more-than-similar architectural features.
With President Trump making a stop in the Philippines, here’s a look at the messages of violence often deployed by the country’s leader, Rodrigo Duterte.
North Korea’s founding myths trace back to the country’s rugged peaks, but those mountains also play a pivotal role in the Kim dynasty’s rule.