Afghan President Karzai has formally requested New Delhi to provide military equipment to his war-torn country as NATO troops prepare to leave and Kabul's ties with Islamabad deteriorate.
With the increase of North Korea's dependency on China, Pyongyang feels the growing need to exert its independence, Rüdiger Frank tells DW. Despite its malevolence, Pyongyang is very much interested in economic growth.
Berlin gets ready to receive Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
Chinese authorities release German citizen Nils Jennrich ahead of PM Li's trip to Berlin.
Amnesty International's 2013 human rights report focuses on the protection of migrants and refugees. AI's South Asia director Polly Truscott tells DW what the Afghan government is doing to improve their situation.
Japan's nuclear regulators and an atomic energy company are locked in a battle over the safety of the Tsuruga plant. Environmentalists say it is a test case for the future of nuclear energy in the country.
President Thein Sein's US visit reflects the two countries' growing interest in each other.
In the interest of economics, Indian and Chinese leaders focus on trade rather than disputes.
The deaths of hundreds of people in unsafe factories in Bangladesh and Cambodia have thrown the spotlight on working conditions in developing countries - and the western retailers that benefit from them.
As Karachi's liberal party loses support, some fear it could mean the rise of Islamists in the city.
Afghans, who helped the German army, wonder what will happen when the Bundeswehr leaves.
Japan's neighbors are getting wary of PM Shinzo Abe and his center-right government. At home, however, Abe is bucking the trend of his immediate predecessors and riding high in the opinion polls.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reforming Japan’s economy. Strong growth for this quarter has corroborated his “Abenomics” strategy, which also has nationalistic motives.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is making headlines with his first music video. In the song titled Dumbass he sings about his time in jail in 2011. The video is about the Chinese zeitgeist, he tells DW.
An emerging Pakistani fashion designer has attempted to highlight the issue of child labor in her latest photo shoot, but critics say the shoot is 'inappropriate' and has 'racial and colonial' nuances.
Bollywood stars walk the Cannes red carpet again this year. This time, they are in France to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
Cricket's hugely popular Indian Premier League (IPL) is being played in its sixth season. Despite recent controversies surrounding the event, its unabated success has started to inspire other sports formats.
With obesity on the rise, India is emerging as one of the fastest-growing centers in the billion-dollar global market for stomach-shrinking, or bariatric surgery.
Pakistan has elected a new parliament. Results show that the Pakistan Muslim League of former Prime Minister Sharif secured a majority. Millions voted, despite violent Taliban attacks.
DW looks at the territorial disputes in the East and South China seas.
India and the world celebrate 100 years of Bollywood magic.
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