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More and more Iranian students, including schoolchildren, are joining the protest wave. Iranian security forces are resorting to increasingly brutal measures to quell the demonstrations.
Schoolgirls have now joined the mass protests over the death of a young woman in police custody. These are some of the biggest anti-regime rallies that Iran has witnessed in recent years.
Women complain that weak laws and a male-oriented society put them at risk from assailants who do not consider women their equals.
Myanmar's government-in-exile wants official recognition from countries around the world as it opposes a military junta accused of human rights abuses during a bitter civil war.
A slim majority of countries in the UN's Human Rights Council rejected a proposal to hold a debate on China's alleged abuses against the Muslim minority Uyghur people in Xinjiang.
Authorities in northern Thailand said the majority of the victims of the mass shooting were children. The gunman, a former police officer, later went on to take his life.
Toru Kubota was filming a small, flash protest against the military coup in Myanmar in July when he was arrested by plainclothes police officers in Yangon. The 26-year-old now faces 10 years in prison.
Japan's PM said the fresh missile launches on Thursday "absolutely cannot be tolerated." Pyongyang, meanwhile, lashed out over joint US-South Korea military drills.
Millions of girls in India are missing out on school due to stigma over periods and a lack of sanitary facilities. Menstruation remains an undiscussed subject in many communities.
Floodwaters have receded in parts of Pakistan, but the country is now witnessing a massive disease outbreak. Inadequate public health facilities and a shortage of medicines have put the lives of citizens at risk.
The Popular Front of India (PFI) is a Muslim political association the Indian government says is behind violent protests. While many welcome the ban, critics say similar Hindu interest groups should be banned as well.
Saraiyah takes risks to oppose forced marriage, facing resistance from elders, religious leaders and even parents.
A survivor turned activist is banding women in her village to fight back and break the cycle of silence and oppression.
Bangladesh's first transgender news anchor told DW misconceptions about the LGBTQ community persist in the country.
Nine-year-old Licypriya, a young climate activist, says parents must leave behind a beautiful planet for their children.
Humaira Farah is Pakistan's first-ever female cricket umpire. She told DW about how she managed to break into a male-dominated profession in the Islamic nation, as well as maintain work-life balance.
Laila Haidary set up Mother Camp to help drug abusers break their cycle of addiction.
Seredau broke a taboo by singing the song "exploit-praising (Semaljawliyan)," which is traditionally only sung by men.
Delhi is on track to creating greener infrastructure with a solar-powered metro. But is the rest of India on the same train, when it comes to renewable energy? And the constant battle against rising seas on Central Java. Cutting down mangrove forests has left coastal communities vulnerable to the forces of nature.
Months-long monsoon rains and unprecedent floods have devastated vast swathes of agricultural land in Pakistan.
Anti-government protests in Iran that were triggered by the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, are not abating.
There's been no let-up in Iran's unrest. A researcher on women's rights movements there explains what's different now.
DW speaks with Sima Samar, a veteran human rights activist and former Minister of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan.
This year's Durga Puja comes after 24 months of pandemic curbs on large gatherings.
Muslim renters say widespread religious discrimination has made it extremely difficult for them to find a place to live.
Authorities in Tokyo say the missile flew more than four thousand kilometers before landing in water
Senior police officers are under investigation over the stadium stampede in Indonesia in which at least 125 people died.
A parliamentary delegation's visit this week demonstrates symbolic support for Taipei, but experts say it is not a fundamental shift in the status-quo of Germany's stance towards Taiwan.
Japanese authorities urged residents in Hokkaido and Aomori to take shelter. The missile is believed to have landed in the Pacific Ocean, with Tokyo, Seoul and Washington strongly condemning the launch.
Paraguay is one of only a few countries that still officially recognize Taiwan. However, concerns are growing after Paraguay's president recently urged Taipei to invest $1 billion in his country.
Recent violence between Hindus and Muslims shocked the UK city of Leicester, which is home to a large South Asian community. Observers say the violence was spread by inflammatory coverage on Indian social media.
Secret recordings of politicians have cast a negative light on the government and opposition parties amid worsening political turmoil in the South Asian country. Who is the ultimate beneficiary of these audio leaks?
Although Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will remain in power following a ruling by the Constitutional Court, his government risks being seen as illegitimate.
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