China warned against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there. The Philippines, under a U.N. treaty governing the seas, had sought arbitration in 2013 on several issues related to its territorial disputes with China.
The tribunal found that China's far-reaching claims to the South China Sea had no legal basis, and that Beijing had violated the Philippines' maritime rights by building up artificial islands and disrupting fishing and oil exploration.
Also in Asia last week, the largest street protests in recent years in India's portion of Kashmir erupted after troops killed the popular young leader of the largest rebel group fighting against Indian rule in the region. Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between the protesters and security forces, and a strict curfew was imposed in troubled areas.
People across Asia expressed their solitude with France after the Bastille Day truck attack in the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed at least 84 people.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadof in Bangkok.