Australia has withdrawn its ambassador to Indonesia after it executed two Australian prisoners early Wednesday.
Trafficking of synthetic, or man-made, drugs is growing across much of Southeast Asia.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Tuesday to complete a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.
Nepal has declared three days of mourning for the victims of Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left nearly 5,000 dead and thousands more in desperate need of aid.
Last month, 150 people were killed when Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps.
National Guard troops are guarding the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland.
Indonesia has executed eight drug convicts, including several foreign nationals, despite strong opposition abroad.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun a visit to the United States.
Leaders of the ten-nation member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are in Malaysia for two days of meetings.
Australian officials are working to save two of the country’s citizens from being executed in Indonesia.