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.
A concert by female singer Aryana Sayeed commemorating Afghanistan's Independence Day stirred a controversy in the war-torn country. The event was eventually cancelled allegedly due to pressure from religious clerics.
More than 16 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been impacted by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in many years. Aid agencies are warning of hunger, disease and more deaths.
The United States and Japan have agreed to step up defense cooperation to deal with threats posed by North Korea. Tensions remain high in East Asia in view of Pyongyang's missile tests.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
An attempt to amend a provision in the Indian constitution that allows only long-term residents of Kashmir to own land has sparked a controversy. Muslim groups consider it a bid to alter the state's demography.
In a village near New Delhi, three women went "mysteriously" unconscious at the same time and woke up to discover their hair was chopped. DW examines the interplay between superstitions and psychological issues in India.
The uncertain future of bankrupt Air Berlin - Day two of NAFTA talks - Nokia unveils its first ever smartphone
Transportation special: How road rage galvanized cycling activism in Latin America - Braving traffic jams in Jakarta - Pushing green mobility in Kabul - Bicycles and big data in China.
Wrestling for the remains - Brits at work - Tackling a Trillion-dollar-issue
Despite having a raft of measures to prevent gender-based crimes in Cambodia, women continue to face rampant sexual abuse and harassment. Experts say strict implementation of laws is needed to curb the problems.
Air Berlin Bankruptcy: Etihad pulls financial support - Questioning Quantitative Easing: Germany's top court raises doubts about the ECB's monetary policy - Trump orders probe into Chinese trade policy
Security risks and poor road conditions are making it difficult for humanitarian and medical aid to reach an estimated 77,000 people, who were displaced when IS-inspired jihadis took over Marawi. Ana P. Santos reports.
As India celebrates the 70th anniversary of its independence from British rule, many of the tasks the nation's founding fathers set for the leadership and people remain unfulfilled, says DW correspondent Kuldeep Kumar.
As the nation marks the 72nd anniversary of its surrender at the end of World War II, there are still many here who insist that Japan acted honorably throughout the conflict. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |