The largest and most populous continent on the planet. With a total population estimated at over 4 billion, Asia is home to more than half of the people on earth.
This is a collection of DW's latest content about the continent.
The Pakistani government has proposed a merger between the lawless Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in an attempt to rein in insurgency. But can the move be implemented?
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Three years ago, the Sewol ferry disastrously capsized and drowned killing over 300 people aboard in one of the country's worst maritime accidents. The wreckage has now been pulled back to the surface.
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes is one of President Rodrigo Duterte's staunchest critics. The lawmaker spoke to DW about the leader's contentious anti-drug campaign that has led to thousands of deaths.
After months of deliberation, Pakistani parliament has approved the extension of controversial military courts. Rights groups lambaste the courts as unconstitutional and see them as a consolidation of military power.
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Despite the promised return to democracy, the military government in Thailand has shown little inclination to hold elections anytime soon. Fears abound about the country sliding increasingly into authoritarianism.
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50 years ago, ASEAN emerged as a beacon of unity in Southeast Asia. Today the group is beset by security challenges stemming from the new US administration, a lack of economic integration and a poor human rights record.
A sea turtle has died of blood poisoning following surgery to remove nearly 1,000 coins she swallowed while in captivity. Vets hope Thais will pause before tossing coins into ponds with live animals.
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Pakistani officials have begun a "racial profiling" of the Pashtun people in the wake of a surge in terror attacks. In a DW interview, activist and researcher Saba Gul Khattak says the move is counterproductive.
Despite the US' warnings, analysts say it is at present unlikely to launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. But they warn that a minor miscalculation by either side could quickly escalate. Julian Ryall reports.
Check-in viewer Kamil Piechowiak from Poland has filmed his friend Arkady Fiedler on a trip through Western Asia, which took them to Azerbaijan and Georgia, Kazhakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and into Turkey.
The head of the UN's development agency for Asia, Rima Khalaf, has resigned after refusing to withdraw a report branding Israel an "apartheid state." The report has been decried by Israel, the US and senior UN officials.
There is currently tension in the triangle of globalization powerhouses as the EU, US and China try to maintain cooperative growth amid US protectionism and Chinese ambition. Healthy competition hangs in the balance.
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