Mistrust and rivalry have been simmering between the US and China for years. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has given way to open hostility. Could this lead to a new Cold War?
India's foreign ministry said the two officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were involved in spying activities. The move is likely to increase tension between the two nuclear-armed South Asian countries.
The "Islamic State" group has claimed responsibility for a minibus explosion that left two dead and seven injured in Kabul. The vehicle was carrying employees of a local television station.
COVID-19 infections have jumped by almost 8,000 in a day. Despite warnings that the pandemic is not at its peak, the New Delhi government plans to lift more lockdown rules from early June.
Despite a surge in COVID-19 infections, the Indian government plans to lift lockdown measures, which were imposed to contain the virus spread. Health experts are skeptical of the move. Murali Krishnan reports.
With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.
With Sri Lanka's parliament dissolved, and elections delayed by the pandemic, the Rajapaksa brothers are running the country without any checks on their power.
A report showing a three-year surge in the online sexual exploitation of children has a children's advocacy group concerned that the coronavirus crisis will make matters worse. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic, but COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown has led to a huge rise in the nation's plastic waste. Food delivery emerged as a big contributor to the problem.
With much of the world preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic, China has continued to push its military objectives in the South China Sea. However, the US, Australia and Vietnam are not idly standing by.
In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, people ignored physical distancing rules to celebrate Eid, the most important Muslim holiday. With COVID-19 infections on the rise in South Asia, this could lead to a catastrophe.
Japan has seen an increase in online dating during the coronavirus pandemic as people look to partnership for weathering the crisis. Companies are offering services like virtual bars, or an evening cooking together.
Top Hong Kong officials have sharply criticized President Donald Trump's threat to strip the city of its special status. The city's last British governor has said Beijing's moves could lead to a new cold war.
Heiko Maas has said Germany and the EU "expects" China to adhere to the "one country, two systems" principle. Meanwhile, the EU's top diplomat said the draft law failed to comply with China's international commitments.
Developments in Hong Kong have called "into question" the EU's relationship with China "based on mutual respect and trust," the EU's foreign policy chief has said. But the bloc is ready for an "honest dialogue."
If Hong Kong's special trade privileges under US law were revoked, it would erode the city's competitiveness as an export hub and an international financial center, say experts.
Wilson Leung, a Hong Kong barrister, told DW that pro-democracy activists fear being prosecuted under Beijing's proposed "national security law," adding that the future of free speech is very uncertain.
An increasing number of Hong Kong residents have said they no longer see a future for themselves in the city. A new China's national security law appears to be convincing even more people to leave.
Indian police have arrested two student activists, who in February participated in mass demonstrations against a controversial citizenship act. Activists say the law discriminates against the country's Muslim minority.
The suicide of a 22-year-old professional female wrestler has triggered an outpouring of sorrow from friends and fans – but also bitter accusations that she was driven to take her own life as a result of online bullying.
After disappearing for three years into a Xinjiang prison, Uighur professor Iminjan Seydin has been suddenly released. Now, he is denouncing his daughter's search for answers as "anti-China."
Members of the powerful Pakistani military have grabbed many civilian posts in the past two years, raising concerns that Prime Minister Imran Khan's civilian government is ceding most of its power to generals.
S M Shahin Alam's village in southern Bangladesh has been ravaged by Cyclone Amphan. "Climate change is slowly killing us, yet the international community is not doing anything to save us," he tells DW.
While Kabul blames the Taliban for last week's hospital attack, Washington accuses the "Islamic State" (IS). Now some sections in Pakistan are claiming that India is using IS to derail the Afghan peace process.
The coronavirus pandemic has made thousands of Japanese homeless and jobless.
Pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong says Beijing's new security law "will turn Hong Kong into a nightmare."
The CEO delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Japan, Marcus Schürmann, elaborates on Japan's trade relations.
The end of the three-day ceasefire came after hundreds of Taliban prisoners were released.
Aid packages are now in place to help Japan's economy recover from the pandemic.
The lines were long, as passengers finally took the opportunity to return home, or go back to work.
Thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets to rally against China's planned national security law.
As an archipelago of 6,852 islands, Japan is extremely protective of the most far-flung outposts of its territory, in part because some of its neighbors are casting increasingly covetous looks at some islands.
The North Korean leader recently presided over the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea to discuss the country's nuclear capabilities, according to state media.
The Korean Peninsula is not typically an area of high seismic activity, but seismologists have been rattled by a recent series of small tremors that they warn could be a sign of a bigger earthquake to come.
The war on drugs looks like a losing battle in Southeast Asia. Although authorities carry out big busts, prices remain low and demand is high. Experts say more cross-border cooperation is necessary.
In an exclusive interview with DW's Conflict Zone, Kang Kyung-wha discussed her country's much-lauded handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. But has its technology-led response come at the expense of privacy?
While the remittance economy has lifted many Nepali households out of poverty, many migrant workers die abroad under mysterious circumstances. The system is also disrupting the social fabric of Nepal.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan says he regrets that he did not report the match-fixing offers to the International Cricket Council.
Police say they have arrested 230 people, some as young as 12, after a weekend of pro-democracy demonstrations. Activists are concerned that pandemic lockdown measures will be used by China to roll back more rights.
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