The United States and Japan have agreed to step up defense cooperation to deal with threats posed by North Korea. Tensions remain high in East Asia in view of Pyongyang's missile tests.
A concert by female singer Aryana Sayeed commemorating Afghanistan's Independence Day stirred a controversy in the war-torn country. The event was eventually cancelled allegedly due to pressure from religious clerics.
More than 16 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been impacted by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in many years. Aid agencies are warning of hunger, disease and more deaths.
In a surprise announcement on Friday, Vishal Sikka resigned as CEO of IT giant Infosys, citing "increasingly personal" attacks by the company's founders. Shares in Infosys tanked following the news.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
President Moon has said there won't be a new war on the Korean Peninsula. He added that US President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against its nuclear-armed neighbor.
Anti-drug squads in the Philippines have executed 32 people in 24 hours, marking the bloodiest day in the country's "war on drugs." Duterte praised the killings, calling on the police to kill "another 32 everyday."
An attempt to amend a provision in the Indian constitution that allows only long-term residents of Kashmir to own land has sparked a controversy. Muslim groups consider it a bid to alter the state's demography.
In a village near New Delhi, three women went "mysteriously" unconscious at the same time and woke up to discover their hair was chopped. DW examines the interplay between superstitions and psychological issues in India.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has offered Serbian passport to "Little Picasso," a 10-year-old Afghan refugee famous for his artistic talent. The boy previously helped raise money for a Serbian cancer patient.
Three days of relentless rains have sparked flash floods and landslides in large parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, killing at least 173. Officials warn the toll could rise with more rain forecast in the coming days.
Although diplomatic relations between Germany and independent India were established in 1951, links between their two peoples can be traced back centuries, says Joachim Oesterheld, a German Indologist.
70 years since the partition of India, the jihadist network has become so huge that it threatens both states.
Since India and Pakistan became independent 70 years ago, the economic gap between them has been growing.
The Indian government says it is working on a plan to deport thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in the country illegally. They are now being viewed as a security threat. Murali Krishnan reports.
Australia will hold a non-binding postal vote on same sex-marriage in September. The vote is the end-of-the-line compromise from a tired prime minister to a people sick of the debate, as Helen Clark reports from Perth.
German nun Ruth Pfau established over 150 medical centers dedicated to leprosy and tuberculosis throughout Pakistan. State funerals are usually reserved for soldiers or heads of state.
Centuries ago nature reclaimed what was once only a Zen Buddhist temple compound and turned it into a natural wonder. Now a plush green carpet of velvety moss covers this exceptional garden in Japan.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders have been sentenced for their role in the Umbrella Movement's 2014 demos. The Beijing-backed government has been seeking tougher sentences for protesters.
Comic Market, or Comiket as it is widely known, is the world's largest comic festival. It takes place twice every year at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. The most recent one, Comiket 92, took place last week.
Despite having a raft of measures to prevent gender-based crimes in Cambodia, women continue to face rampant sexual abuse and harassment. Experts say strict implementation of laws is needed to curb the problems.
Police killings of suspected drug dealers have spiked, with 60 recorded deaths so far this year compared to 18 in 2016. The trend has led Amnesty International to warn that the country could be emulating the Philippines.
Taiwan's president has apologized after a power outage plunged homes, traffic and offices into darkness across the island. The blackout, which was caused by human error, left millions without power amid sweltering heat.
A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies the link. In this international mystery, the clues lead to Russia.
Human Rights Watch has accused Beijing of trying to silence Liu Xia, the wife of late Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. In an interview with DW, the group's China director voiced growing concerns for the widow's wellbeing.
Security risks and poor road conditions are making it difficult for humanitarian and medical aid to reach an estimated 77,000 people, who were displaced when IS-inspired jihadis took over Marawi. Ana P. Santos reports.
As the nation marks the 72nd anniversary of its surrender at the end of World War II, there are still many here who insist that Japan acted honorably throughout the conflict. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The measures are part of new UN sanctions aimed to punish Pyongyang after it tested two intercontinental missiles.
Pyongyang's ICMB technology has advanced at unprecedented speeds due to Soviet missile systems built in Ukraine.
North Korea's relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has also been acquiring German weapons for its self-defense.
A spike in infant deaths at an Uttar Pradesh hospital has left India in uproar. Parents have said bottled oxygen supplies ran out because of unpaid bills. Authorities claim the ailing children died from "natural causes."
Chinese leader Xi Jinping says US President Donald Trump should exercise restraint in the North Korea crisis. Trump said Friday the US military was "locked and loaded," as Pyongyang accused him of war mongering.
Beijing has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after a US warship sailed past one of its islands in the South China Sea.
DW takes a look at who owns what, and why the contested waterway is so strategically important.
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