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Video: Mousavian and Pickering on Search for US-Iran 'Common Interests'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Hossein Mousavian and Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Dec. 13, 2011.

Asia Society brought together Ambassador Hossein Mousavian, Iran's former lead nuclear negotiator, and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, on Tuesday night for a discussion on the future of U.S.-Iran relations, covering a range of issues from Iran's nuclear program to prospects for bilateral engagement.

Interview: NPR's Louisa Lim on Her Encounter With China's 'Wolf Dad'

Xiao Baiyou, China's

A 47-year-old father of four known as "Wolf Dad" is causing a stir in China for parenting practices that that make "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua [photo] look like Mary Poppins.

Photos: Notable Names on Hand for Asia Society's Screening with Michelle Yeoh

L to R: Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Yeoh and Amy Chua, author of

In pictures: artists, auteurs and other notables turn out for Asia Society's screening of The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh.

Children in Chains: Pakistan's Madrassa Scandal

Young Pakistani students sit after being rescued following a police raid on Madrassa Zakarya in Karachi late on December 12, 2011. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A collection of Twitter reactions to the news of at least 50 chained-up students who were recovered from a religious seminary in Karachi.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Opera Performer Backstage, Singapore


A Chinese street opera performer takes a break in between scenes in Singapore on 12 December, 2011. (Kenneth Tan /Flickr)

Poll: Who is Asia's Person of the Year?

Real-life persons of the year? Rescue workers carry someone believed to be contaminated with radiation to a treatment center in Nihonmatsu city in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Mar. 13, 2011. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

America's Time magazine has just named "The Protester" as its 2011 Person of the Year. But who would be the most prominent Asian of 2011?

Video: Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Discuss 'The Lady,' Aung San Suu Kyi

L to R: Ang Lee, Michelle Yeoh, and Luc Besson at Asia Society's screening of

Speaking at Asia Society New York, actress Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson offer a candid view of what it's like to put the life of one of the best-known women in the world onscreen.

Photo of the Day: Holy Lake in Tibet


Yamzhog Yumco lake is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, located 150km south of Lhasa where the Himalayan and Kangdese Ranges meet. Photo taken on August 12, 2010. (National Capital Commission /Flickr)

Wall Street Journal Stokes Anticipation for Asia Society Museum's Sarah Sze Exhibit

Installation view of

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition received a high-profile blast of publicity over the weekend with a preview of Sarah Sze: Infinite Line in the Wall Street Journal.

Muppets Speak a New Language on Sim Sim Hamara, the Sesame Street of Pakistan

Locally developed character Baji in

Elmo comes to Pakistan in Sim Sim Hamara, the Urdu-language version of Sesame Street.