The Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals will receive the death penalty if convicted by Malaysian court. They are accused of killing the North Korean ruler's half-brother with a nerve agent.
Asian nations must spend a lot more on infrastructure projects, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said. It argued that otherwise the battle against poverty and the fight against climate change could not be won.
Tokyo-based Takata has formally admitted it provided false information to clients about its defective airbags. Faulty inflators have been linked to a number of deaths and lots of injuries globally.
As ASEAN leaders prepare to meet this week, tensions are simmering over China's continued military build up in the South China Sea. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
South Korea's acting president faces calls for impeachment after refusing to extend a corruption probe into his predecessor. Special investigators want an extension and the chance to question Park Geun-hye in person.
Amid growing protectionism across the globe, an ASEAN initiative has brought together 16 nations to talk free trade. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the TPP has left a vaccum in the region.
Indonesian police have shot dead a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung after setting off a small bomb in a public park. Authorities have said the attack had possible links to the "Islamic State."
Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan says fellow Afghans should not travel to the neighboring country. Pakistan closed the border to Afghanistan ten days ago over security concerns folowing a spate of attacks.
An Indian lawmaker is seeking to impose a tax on opulent weddings, in the hope that it would ease social pressure on poor families to hold such extravagant events. DW spoke to the MP about the reasons behind her move.
Amid a new wave of terror attacks in Pakistan, the country's army has launched a fresh counter-terrorism offensive. But experts say that instead of more military operations, Pakistan needs a change of narrative.
Bangladeshi authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating garment workers and their leaders following recent protests demanding a wage hike. Big fashion brands have pulled out of a major summit in protest.
An explosion at a shopping area in Lahore has killed at least eight and wounded dozens in the country's latest surge of violence. The blast came a day after the military announced the start of an anti-terror operation.
Berlin-based Afghan model Zohre Esmaeli initiated a project two years ago aimed at bringing immigrants and Germans together, and promoting understanding of each other's cultures. DW spoke to the model about her project.
Malaysia's health minister says the North Korean leader's estranged brother Kim Jong Nam suffered a "very painful death" after exposure to a nerve agent. Police are confident Kuala Lampur airport is clear of the toxin.
Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, was killed last week in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur airport. An autopsy found the VX nerve agent from swabs of his face and eyes.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's most outspoken political opponent could soon find herself behind bars. A Manila court issued a warrant for her arrest as part of Duterte's so-called war on drugs.
North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of "one of its citizens" there last week. The accusation came amid ongoing probes into the murder in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
Starting in June, the Twilight Express Mizukaze will travel seven routes through Japan.
German charities and refugee advocacy groups condemned the German cabinet's draft legislation on deportation.
Automotive manufacturers are gearing up their operations in China and paying closer attention to the SUV market.
Older Indian women get more out of literacy classes than just the ability to read and write.
In India, the trucking business has long been a man's world but one woman is changing that.
A rally has been held in Manila outside the cell of a senator who has been charged with drug trafficking offenses. Protesters warned of a return to conditions of the military dictatorship overthrown 31 years ago.
China has stopped importing North Korean coal, cutting off a vital economic lifeline for the isolated country. What are the implications for N. Korea's economy and the secluded regime's relationship with Beijing?
In a bid to crack down on Japan's notorious culture of overwork, some employers in the Asian nation have now joined a government campaign to let employees start the weekend early - and boost consumption.
Philippine Senator Leila de Lima was arrested Friday after spending the night in her office. De Lima has been a staunch critic of President Duterte and the violent war on drugs in the country.
Philippine President Duterte has waged a brutal drug war - but do his extreme tactics also make him a criminal? The Philippines' human rights chief, Chito Gascon, tells DW why Duterte continues to act with impunity.
The 3-year-old arrived in her new home after a 17-hour flight from Washington. She is part of rigorous Chinese conservation efforts that have seen pandas successfully removed from the endangered species list.
In an interview with DW, Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who went missing in Pakistan last month, says he has never been involved in any anti-state or anti-Islam activity. He also opens up about his ordeal in captivity.
A unique "grandmothers' school" in Maharashtra, western India, teaches older women to read and write for the first time. But the initiative also highlights the odds that women's education is up against in the country.
Donald Tsang - ex-chief executive of Hong Kong - has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct in public office. He is the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged - and sentenced - in the city's history.
Despite India stiffening its laws on sexual crimes, nothing much has changed on the ground. A rash of sexual assaults recently once again sparked intense discussion about attitudes towards women. Murali Krishnan reports.
A UN-backed war crimes tribunal has dismissed charges against a former Khmer Rouge cadre. In 10 years of work, the court has jailed three people responsible for the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Jakarta has been hit hard by hours of heavy torrential rain, flooding the capital's streets and submerging thousands of homes. It isn't immediately clear how many have been displaced by the flooding.
Beijing's attempt to punish Taiwan by throttling tourism from the mainland hasn't made much impact. Taiwan set a new tourism record last year by successfully courting visitors from the rest of Asia.
Concerns abound in recent times about the threats posed by radicalization and terrorism to Indonesian society. The country's foreign minister spoke to DW about how the government is tackling these issues.
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