Uzbek voters have been to the polls in parliamentary elections. But with all four competing parties supporting President Islam Karimov, their choice was limited.
The Pentagon has confirmed the release of four Afghan detainees from the Guantanamo military prison. Nineteen prisoners have been freed so far this year, and President Obama has vowed to shut the controversial facility.
North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the Sony Pictures hacking scandal. The release of a film about a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was cancelled following a cyber attack.
Scores of children were killed in a recent Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar. But instead of re-evaluating its own flawed security policies, Pakistan's establishment is pointing fingers at neighboring Afghanistan.
Taliban gunmen have killed dozens of children after storming a military-run school in Pakistan. But the attack will only intensify the hunt for the militants who are now fighting for survival, says analyst Omar Hamid.
The brutal attack on a military-run school in Peshawar killing scores of children proves that even conservative Islamic countries like Pakistan cannot escape the threat of militant Islamism, says DW's Florian Weigand.
More than 130 children have been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Analysts say the school siege proves the country's counter-terrorism policies have failed.
Thousands of Indians are using social media to show their support for Pakistan following the Taliban school attack in which scores of schoolchildren died despite the countries being known for their rivalry.
Shinzo Abe has won a convincing victory. But he should not see this as a validation of his policies. Instead, says DW's Alexander Freund, Japan's prime minister must implement reforms and confront uncomfortable truths.