The Philippines has pulled out more than 240 UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights two weeks earlier than planned. The Filipino troops have returned to Manila owing to fears over worsening security conditions.
Tens of thousands of people have fled the Philippine capital following heavy flooding. The extreme weather has severely impacted the region, disrupting transportation and crippling infrastructure.
As China's President Xi Jinping wrapped up his maiden trip to India, a series of deals aimed at boosting economic growth in both countries were closed. But tensions also flared over an unresolved issue. DW examines.
Despite being overshadowed by a border standoff, Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India marks a new chapter in bilateral ties and shows Beijing has now a stake in India's economy, analyst Gauri Khandekar tells DW.
While the first meeting between the leaders of India and China was overshadowed by a border incident, important bilateral deals may prove mutually beneficial and set the tone for the future, writes DW's Grahame Lucas.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seeking to increase bilateral economic cooperation. But the border dispute between the two powerful Asian nations might get in the way.