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Best photos from the past week in Asia

Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died at the age of 61 after a battle with liver cancer. The declining health of China's most prominent political prisoner had become ...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping administered the oath to Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam as China marked 20 years since the city became a semi-autonomous region after its handover from Bri...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

Rescuers in southeastern Bangladesh pulled out a body after a massive landslide that killed more than a hundred people, buried roads and cut power. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region ...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

Smoke rose from the Resorts World Manila casino, hotel and mall complex in Manila, the Philippines, after a gunman set fire to gambling tables, sending crowds scrambling to escape. Dozens were killed ...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

Jets fired rockets at militant positions in the city of Marawi in the southern Philippines, as thousands of people fled violence following a siege by gunmen linked to the Islamic State group. I...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

North Korea test launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, seen as a direct challenge to the new South Korean president, who took office earlier this month, as U.S., Japan and Euro...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election last week, capping one of the most turbulent political stretches in the nation's recent history and setting up its first liberal rule in a d...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

Taiwanese trekker Liang Sheng-yueh, who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal, celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in Kathmandu. A South Korean army tank fired rounds during joint...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in the Asia-Pacific region, making stops in South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia. Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea and addre...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display over the weekend, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophi...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

The Dalai Lama consecrated a Buddhist monastery in India's remote northeast, amid Chinese warnings that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to a disputed border region would damage bil...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed last week over the corruption allegations that ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find a...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the ...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled a tougher strategy toward North Korea last week, leaving open the possibility of pre-emptive military action and rejecting talks with the communist natio...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

South Korea's Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling last week over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and wor...