Two Bangladeshi women are in Germany to get compensation for collapsed Rana Plaza victims.
The survivors of collapsed factories in Dhaka are struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
Prize-winning atheist Bangladeshi blogger and co-founder of the Shahbag Movement Asif Mohiuddin joins DW in the studio to talk about his time in spent in jail, the death penalty and his new life in Germany.
Not many people in Pakistan expect much from the peace talks between the government and the Taliban, but after months of futile negotiations, they are getting increasingly frustrated.
Experts believe only a very small number of Afghans support Taliban ideology. If the insurgent group wants to truly integrate into Afghan society, it should change its politics.
In case of a showdown over Ukraine, Russia aims at replacing Europe with China to sell its huge reserves of oil and gas, but Beijing is open to energy collaboration with the Kremlin only on its own terms.
A group of Pakistani artists have come up with a novel idea of creating empathy among the US drone operators for victims of their strikes by placing huge posters of children in the country's restive tribal areas.
A Hindu temple in Pakistan is under threat by the construction of a skyscraper. While the builders say the project is beneficial for Karachi's denizens, the minority Hindus see it as another assault on their faith.
Early results suggest the opposition PDI-P is set to win the most votes in Indonesia's parliamentary elections. Analyst Sandra Hamid says the results reflect the voters' desire for change and graft-free politics.
More than a month after vanishing, the whereabouts of Flight MH370 remain a mystery. The incident has also led to anti-Malaysian sentiment in China which is having an impact on economic ties, says economist Rajiv Biswas.
After several months of conciliatory rhetoric emerging from Pyongyang, the North Korean leadership has gone back to provocative military actions and calling its enemies names.
Hundreds of people are missing after a South Korean passenger ferry capsized and sank 20 kilometers (13 miles) off the southern island of Byungpoong, in Jindo, South Korea, on April 16, 2014.
Suicides, hunger strikes and the deaths of three detainees in recent months have started shining light on dark corners unseen by most in tourist-friendly Japan.
The recognition of a third gender paves the way for transgender Indians to join the mainstream.
In a landmark ruling, India's top court recognizes the transgender community as a third gender.
A police station run by women in Pakistan is filling an important role in a society dominated by men. Chief Bushra Batool says it's become a place of last resort for the desperate.
Berlin-based band, Atari Teenage Riot, has launched their radical new album 'RESET' in Japan.
An iron fish could help tackle anemia in Cambodia and elsewhere, researchers say.
In an exclusive interview with DW, former World Bank advisor and Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai talks about his country's economy, the Taliban, and the pending bilateral security deal with the US.
A special look at the situation in the war-torn country as it elects a new government
With elections now underway in India, the Muslim vote is of vital importance to the outcome. The country's single largest religious minority makes up 14 percent of India's population of more than 1.2 billion people.
As millions of Indians flock to the polls on the first big day of the general elections, DW takes a look at the female leaders of regional parties who could play a key role in deciding who forms the next government.
India's ruling Congress Party is expected to take a beating at the polls, says Milan Vaishnav.
The polls to elect India's Lok Sabha began in the northeastern states of Assam and Tripura.
Voting has begun for what is set to be the biggest election in the history of the world. To accomodate so many voters, the polls will take place in nine phases, until May 12. Most of India is in election fever.
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