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.
Pakistani officials have said that Shakil Afridi, an incarcerated doctor who allegedly helped the US find bin Laden in 2011, will not be released. Washington has been pressing Islamabad to release Afridi but to no avail.
He makes Japan-inspired china and relates his metal chair to car fenders. Young German designer Stefan Diez is influenced by his time in Asia, but pays tribute to German craftmanship. His work is on show in Cologne.
While the Pakistani civil society is campaigning for the recovery of secular activists, a blasphemy complaint has been put forward against the "disappeared" persons. Experts say this increases the risks to their lives.
Jeans are perhaps the world's most popular piece of clothing, and each year more than one point two billion pairs of them are sold globally. Most pairs are made in low-cost countries in Asia or Mexico. But now a team of denim enthusiasts in Trondheim, Norway, are bucking the trend - making bespoke pairs of jeans right inside their own shop. Lars Bevanger went to have a browse.