Asia

Continent

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000ย sqย mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

Asia News and Videos   LIVE

โ„น๏ธ This is a LIVE page which updates automatically as we're monitoring our hand-curated selection of verified and trustworthy media outlets
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday as investors' focus on the prospects of a global coronavirus recovery won out over familiar worries about U.S.-China relations and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 hours ago

Advertisement
Asian stocks eked out gains on Tuesday as investors' focus on the prospects of a global coronavirus recovery won out over familiar worries about Sino-U.S...
Credit: Reuters - Published 7 hours ago

Thousands of Hmong-Americans settled in the Twin Cities area after the Vietnam War. They became business owners, teachers and police officers.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 9 hours ago

Asian stocks were set to come under pressure on Tuesday following a dip in Wall Street futures as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to use force to end violent..
Credit: Reuters - Published 10 hours ago

Moody's Investors Service downgraded India's credit rating to a notch above junk on Monday, citing a prolonged period of slow growth in Asia's third-largest..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 17 hours ago

India is likely to receive above average monsoon rainfall for the second straight year in 2020, the state-run weather office said on Monday, raising hopes for..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 22 hours ago

Indian shares ended up over 2% on Monday in a broad-based rally, gaining for a fourth straight session, as optimism around imminent reopening of Asia's third..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 23 hours ago

European manufacturers may be over the worst of a coronavirus-driven downturn, but Asia's pain deepened in May due to a slump in global trade, with export..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

India is likely to receive 102% rainfall of a long-term average this year, the state-run weather office said on Monday, raising expectations for higher farm..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 1 day ago

BEIJING (AP) โ€” Hong Kong's stock market surged more than 3% and other Asian markets rebounded Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade..
1 day ago • WorldNews
Asian shares advanced to three-month highs on Monday as progress on re-opening economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Asian shares pushed to three-month highs on Monday as progress on opening up economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Asia's factory pain deepened in May as the slump in global trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic worsened, with export powerhouses Japan and South Korea..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Asian shares pushed to three-month highs on Monday as progress on opening up economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Asian shares pushed to three-month highs on Monday as progress on opening up economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Asian share markets started on a cautious note and gold gained on Monday as images of riots in burning U.S. cities unnerved investors already tense over..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping is so nervous about the position of the Communist Party that he is risking a new Cold War and imperiling Hong Kong's position as..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

(CNN)When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea,..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump about the south Asian nation's military standoff with China, a government..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump about the south Asian nation's military standoff with China, a government..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 4 days ago

Asia's stock markets pulled back and major currencies were held in check on Friday, as investors await the U.S. response to China tightening control over the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Asian shares were set to dip in choppy trade on Friday as worries about worsening U.S.-China ties offset the fillip from hopes massive government stimulus can..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India, trade sources and analysts..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 5 days ago

Asian shares erased gains and the yuan languished on Thursday on growing worries China's planned security law for Hong Kong would spark a broader diplomatic..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Asian shares are likely to dip on Thursday after remarks by United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Hong Kong no longer warranted special..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Asian shares and U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday as growing optimism about a global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic trumped immediate..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Tencent Holdings Ltd has raised $6 billion in debt, the Chinese technology company said on Thursday, in the largest debt deal by an Asian corporate in 2020.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Asian shares and U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday as growing optimism about economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic trumped immediate concerns about a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Asian shares are likely to dip on Thursday after remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Hong Kong no longer warranted special treatment under U.S...
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Fresh political unrest in Hong Kong over Beijing's proposed national security laws in the city hit Asian share markets on Wednesday, even as optimism about the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as investor concerns about rising tensions between the United States and China tempered optimism about a re-opening of the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with..
Credit: Reuters India - Published 6 days ago

Asian shares shed some of their recent gains on Wednesday as investor concerns about rising tensions between the United States and China tempered optimism about..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday at..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died peacefully at..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures breached a major chart barrier as investors brushed past Sino-U.S. trade tensions to more stimulus..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday at..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

TOKYO (AP) โ€” Shares rose in Asia on Tuesday as some regions in Japan resumed close-to-normal business activity, with hopes for economic recovery overshadowing..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures breached a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions to more stimulus..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures challenged a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions to more stimulus..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Asian shares crept ahead on Tuesday following an upbeat session in Europe and further gains in U.S. stock futures as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Asian shares crept ahead on Tuesday following an upbeat session in Europe and further gains in U.S. stock futures as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Hong Kong shares extended losses and a gauge of Asian stocks was largely subdued on Monday, after China's move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A gauge of Asian stocks pared early gains on Monday amid souring relations between China and the United States, with Hong Kong shares extending losses on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as central bank largesse globally boosted sentiment but rising trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

You might like