President-elect Ashraf Ghani has lauded Afghanistan's unity deal after months of disputed election results. He said the goal of the new government, rejected by the Taliban as a "sham," would be peace.
Students across Hong Kong have boycotted classes, kicking off a week of pro-democracy rallies. The protesters are demanding the reversal of a new election plan which will give China more sway in the next election.
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.
Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's new president shortly after signing a power-sharing deal with Abdullah Abdullah. But many fear the new government may be paralyzed by internal power struggles, Andrew Wilder tells DW.
Afghanistan finally has a new government. The question, however, remains if it can function and complete its five-year term. Experts consider the new government a short-term solution for the war-torn country.
The power-sharing deal by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah has been received with mixed feelings. Many Afghans are worried about their country's future.