December 13, 2013 NPR's Anthony Kuhn has lived in and covered Asia for the past two decades. He fielded questions about pollution in China, North Korean intrigue, the most fun he's had while reporting, his favorite Asian culinary discovery, and more during his Reddit Ask Me Anything.
September 30, 2013 An international team compared sulfur and dust samples to determine that Samalas volcano on Indonesia's Lombok Island is the likely culprit.
May 23, 2013 Recent sectarian strife in Myanmar threatens the country's nascent democratic reforms. Not so long ago, Indonesia faced similar challenges. Now, it's a thriving democracy.
May 5, 2013 British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace warned well over a century ago about the risks to diverse forms of life in places like Indonesia. His words are more compelling today than when he wrote them.
April 13, 2013 More than 100 passengers survived a crash into the sea, after the Boeing 737 they were traveling on from West Java to Bali, Indonesia, missed the runway at Denpasar International Airport. The plane came to rest in shallow waters, simplifying rescue efforts. Photographs showed the Lion Air jet in the water, its fuselage broken just behind its wings.
May 9, 2012 The Sukhoi SuperJet 100 is Russia's first new passenger plane in more than two decades and it's hoped it will revive that nation's aviation industry.
April 11, 2012 While a powerful temblor near Sumatra has led to a "tsunami watch" for the entire Indian Ocean, so far only a minor wave has been generated.
November 17, 2011 Orangutans suffer when humans destroy their habitat or shoot them as pests or for food. Can a new conservation plan to build islands for 50 injured orangutans help make a difference for these clever apes and other endangered wildlife?
September 26, 2011 Lemongrass is prized in Southeast Asia for lightening meat dishes and keeping powerful seafood flavors in check, as well as imparting its own unique citrusy, herbal flavor. The Thai people have also traditionally prized lemongrass as a digestive aid.
May 19, 2011 Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono advises emerging democracies to reform their militaries to ensure human rights and the rule of law are respected.