Japan's earthquake and tsunami dominate regional headlines as concerns grow over the humanitarian situation, and workers continue the struggle to control radiation leaks at the damaged fukushima plant.
A hazy outlook for the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, allegations of corruption directed at an anti-corruption boss in India, heavy sentences in 2002 Gujarat train-fire case and killing religious understanding in Pakistan.
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf says he will not comply with a warrant for his arrest over alleged links to the murder of Benezir Bhutto; the Philippino government resumes peace talks with communist-led rebels after six years, while China becomes the world's second largest economy, overtaking its Asian neighbour Japan.
Pakistan dominates the news in the region this week with the assassination of the governor of Punjab and a major political crisis as the second largest party leaves the government coalition. In Australia, residents of the state of Queensland are struggling to cope with floods described as being of biblical proportions. And Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al Sadr returns to Iraq after nearly four years outside the country.
Textile workers in Bangladesh take to the streets in protest against low wages. Pakistan's most high-profile Islamic party pulls out of the governing coalition over the dismissal of a cabinet minister. Nearly 200 soldiers go on trial in Turkey in a landmark case over an alleged 2003 plot to overthrow the government. And China's premier in India to boost bilateral ties between the two countries