China's "New Silk Road" project is supposed to prevent further land desertification. And DW's Frank Sieren thinks it's worth a shot.
A convicted killer, who supporters say was a minor at the time of the crime and tortured into confessing, has been hanged in Pakistan. Shafqat Hussain's case sparked concern from rights groups and the United Nations.
The Indian government has blocked nearly a thousand porn websites in an attempt to restrict adult content. The ban has initiated a debate on Internet freedom, censorship and personal rights.
Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who fought a protracted war against both Soviet Union and NATO in Afghanistan, has died due to illness. With his death the militant group has lost its most charismatic and unifying figure.