Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra faces growing opposition from northern business leaders and farmers who blame the government for rampant corruption and a botched rice price scheme.
Cambodia has been ruled for nearly 25 years by Hun Sen. His biggest rival is Sam Rainsy, who, in his struggle for power, has made use of widespread racism toward the Vietnamese.
This year's People's Congress in Beijing is seen as the first test for China's new strong man, Xi Jinping. His concept: Limited change and reforms through centralization.
Violence continues in Pakistan despite the Taliban's announcement of a month-long truce last week. Meanwhile, the demand for an all-out military offensive against the militants is growing in the Islamic country.
It is still not clear who is responsible for the bloody attack at Kunming's train station. But the tragedy shows that China's policies on minorities needs an overhaul, writes DW's Matthias von Hein.
As India prepares for general elections, eleven regional parties have joined forces in a bid to become a serious contender to the country's two main national outfits. DW examines the new bloc and its potential impact.
As Indonesia prepares to elect a new parliament and president in the coming months, DW examines how political graft is undermining the Southeast Asian country's democratic and economic achievements of the past decade.
Amid growing pressure on Sri Lanka to address war crimes allegations, Colombo has announced it is considering a reconciliation commission modeled after South Africa's post-Apartheid body. But experts are skeptical.
The Thai government has been unable to disperse thousands of Thais camped at government offices and main business intersections across Bangkok for over three months. Many of the protesters are women, young and old.
India's capital New Delhi is hosting the 10th Asian Women's Film Festival. This year's event offers female filmmakers a platform to showcase their works on sexual abuse, identity and empowerment.
Thousands of girls are trafficked across India and sold in the cities as domestic servants or end up in prostitution rackets. Experts believe that the slave trade is being fueled by dire conditions on tea plantations.
Prostitution has been legal in Bangladesh since 2000. But forced prostitution has now become an issue of huge concern in this Muslim majority country. DW takes a look at the situation of sex workers in Bangladesh.
Damage to hundreds of library books featuring one of the most famous victims of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust has schocked many Japanese, who describe the actions as "shameful."
A UN commission led a months-long inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea. In a DW interview, the chairman of the three-member panel, retired judge Michael Kirby, talks about the disturbing findings.
As the third anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters to strike Japan approaches, around 20,000 people have been confirmed dead or are still missing as repair work in the northeast of the country continues.
The Supreme Court's recent move to grant clemency to a number of people on death row has given hope to rights organizations and lawyers that India could be moving towards abolishing the death penalty.
More than three months after super-typhoon "Haiyan" hit Tacloban, life is slowly returning to the ravaged Philippine city. But many residents are still in desperate need of shelter and jobs.
In India, two patients die every three minutes of tuberculosis. Improper treatment is leading to drug resistance, with 64,000 new cases registered in the South Asian country in 2012.
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