Indian salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan on the eve of International Women's Day in the Santalpur region of Little Rann of Kutch, India on March 7, 2013. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
In the fast-changing Asia-Pacific region, dramatic improvements in women's rights have taken place. But many challenges still remain.
For the convening of the "Two Sessions" in China this week, a state-run newspaper sent reporters into the streets to test Beijing's expats on basic knowledge of China’s politics, with entertaining results.
Western branches of the Tien Shan mountains across Lake Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan on March 6, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
In an interview with World Politics Review, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas discusses the reasons behind the recent wave of ethnic violence in Pakistan.
In pictures: A stunning new rendition of the Persian national epic encompasses traditional styles dating back hundreds of years.
A house sits peacefully amidst a field of grains surrounded by greenery in Taichung, Taiwan on March 5, 2013. (*嘟嘟嘟*/Flickr)
A successful two-day event in Pakistan's cultural capital leads to speculation that literary festivals just might be the country's "new soft power."
A compilation of subway maps and photos shows the dramatic development of mass transit in Asian cities over recent years.