Gay, pregnant and unmarried, or like a drink? Don't go to Brunei
Brunei may be small – but it is earning an over-sized reputation for brutality as it introduces Sharia law punishments for offences including pregnancy outside marriage and homosexual acts.
Rethinking retirement in Thailand's capital of sleaze
John Sparks meets some of the growing population of UK pensioners who have headed to Thailand’s seedy seaside resort Pattaya to ‘get busy living’.
Thailand's wandering prime minister
Temporarily homeless and dismissed by opponents as a “dim-witted puppet”, Yingluck Shinawatra seems determined to hold on to power in Thailand.
Is Kim Jong-un facing a North Korean revolution?
From the outside, Kim Jong-un appears to have cemented his control – but tales from defectors suggest there is more dissent and revolt in North Korea than meets the eye.
A new guide to Burma's capital city, Naypyidaw
Channel 4 News Asia correspondent John Sparks writes his own travel guide to the capital city of Burma, Naypyidaw
Imran Khan: saying what Pakistan wants to hear
John Sparks on his meeting with Imran Khan, whose political star is rising despite his party currently having no seats in Pakistan’s parliament.