Afghan security forces have taken control over the security of their country. The Taliban have announced plans to continue carrying out attacks, even as they prepare for peace talks with the US.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging for decades. Now China has stepped in, hosting a Mideast peace forum. Experts see this as part of Beijing's quest for influence in a region largely disappointed in the US.
In a surprise move, North Korea proposed high-level talks with the US just days after canceling a meeting with the South. Is this a genuine attempt to ease regional tensions or just another bid to extract concessions?
When Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sits down with his counterparts for his first G8 summit in Northern Ireland this week, one issue will top his agenda: Winning support for his government's drastic economic measures.
China's advancing technological prowess has reached the point where it has overtaken Europe in the fields of space research and travel. Germany is also finding ways to assist the Asian nation's missions.
A Chinese tycoon has managed to push through Nicaragua's congress a bill granting his company the rights to build the country's largest-ever development project. However, experts see huge challenges ahead.
With the controversy surrounding the US surveillance of communications, Indians fear New Delhi's plans to introduce its own cyber security infrastructure could mean an infringement on their right to privacy.
They bike hundreds of miles to bring advice and medicine to thousands in remote, impoverished villages. DW has honored the work of Bangladesh's 'Infoladies' with the 2013 Bobs online activism award.
President Zardari has urged the Pakistani government to curb terrorism in his last parliament address. But the newly-elected PM Sharif has made it clear he won't go against the Taliban - a path Zardari gladly took.
Greg Scarlatoiu, an expert on human rights in North Korea, tells DW about the country's gulags.
Hundreds of North Koreans put their lives at risk every year and attempt a dangerous escape.
Back at home, South Korean soldier Ahn Hak-soo was dubbed a traitor to the North, and his family's insistence he'd been kidnapped fell on deaf ears. Ahn's brother will not rest until he's cleared the family name.
DW takes an in-depth look at the issues at stake in the Iranian vote.
North Korea has disturbed the peace of recent weeks by laying the blame for the cancellation of planned talks with South Korea on Seoul. Is Pyongyang using its tried-and-tested approach to diplomacy?
More than half of Afghanistan's population is under the age of 15. Many of the war-torn country's children are forced to work to support their families. Without proper education, they are trapped in a vicious circle.
People in Sri Lanka focus on a new start after the 26-year civil war.
A wheelchair-bound teen in Vietnam sings to inspire handicapped youths.
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