Japan's industrial output rose in December, suggesting the world's third largest economy may be climbing out of recession. But Tokyo's attempt to overcome deflation with cheap central bank money appears to be failing.
German NGO Friedrich Ebert Foundation has been ordered by Thailand's military government to cancel a briefing on media freedom. The ban is seen as part of a crackdown on freedom of expression.
The Malaysian government has declared the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident, so it can proceed with compensating victims' families.
The US and India announced a "breakthrough" in resolving a liability spat that has stalled the implementation of a civil nuclear deal. But Mycle Schneider tells DW this is more about geopolitics than industrial reality.
Barack Obama is set to become the first US president to be chief guest at India's Republic Day Parade, a sign of expanding ties between the world's two largest democracies despite a host of thorny issues. DW examines.
Joko Widodo came to power on pledges of ushering in an era of change and a new leadership style. But while many praise the Indonesian President for economic reforms, analysts say his 'Mr. Clean' image has been dented.