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Taipei has introduced a "new Taiwan model" to shift away from its "zero-COVID" strategy. But public health experts warn of an increase in COVID-19 fatalities if the island can't streamline policies.
A dispute over a mosque in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi threatens to fuel fresh tensions between Hindus and Muslims in the South Asian nation.
Pakistan's economy is a shambles, and the political chaos, even after the ouster of former PM Imran Khan, is far from over. How long can the country's powerful military remain neutral?
US President Joe Biden is aiming to boost ties with East Asian allies to face down a nuclear-armed North Korea and an increasingly expansionist China.
In 2020, Thai youth sparked the largest wave of anti-government protests since the 2014 military coup. But human rights activists say persecutions and systematic harassment have weakened the pro-democracy movement.
The Taliban has made face veils mandatory for all Afghan women appearing in public, including those on television. This edict was ignored by presenters on Saturday, but they relented a day later.
Australia could become a "renewable energy superpower," said incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. He is due to be sworn in just a day before a Quad summit in Tokyo.
While visiting South Korea, US President Joe Biden said Washington and its allies were "prepared for anything," including Pyongyang restarting nuclear testing.
The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Like Colombo, Dhaka has also taken on massive foreign loans to embark on what critics call "white elephant" projects. The economic turmoil in Sri Lanka should serve as a cautionary tale, say experts.
Bombs and weapons used in Afghanistan by militants and US forces are making their way into India-administered Kashmir, raising fears that they could bolster an Islamist insurgency in the area.
Hundreds of Pakistanis studying in Ukraine were brought home after Russia invaded the Eastern European country. Now they can neither go back nor find a place in local universities.
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.
A new Taliban diktat requires women TV presenters in Afghanistan to cover their faces on air. It's not the first such decree against women. Do the Taliban want an Afghan society without women? And the inspiring story of how a newsletter in Delhi is helping children off the streets.
Three months after the Philippines reopened from a long COVID lockdown, most schools remain shut.
Experts say the skyrocketing temperatures amid heat waves are consistent with the effects of climate change.
A Russian artist and his Ukrainian friend have created a giant calligraphy project in Bali against the war in Ukraine.
A collision of global and internal factors has caused a spike in fuel prices in both Sri Lanka and Laos.
For over a decade, Ahmed Imtiaz and his team have worked to provide free education for Bangladesh's underprivileged.
More than 20 people have died and at least half a million others have experienced fever symptoms.
The government in Pakistan wants to encourage people to buy zero-emission electric vehicles to slash carbon emissions.
An investigation by DW and partners has found that European researchers have cooperated with China's National University of Defense Technology. The NUDT's purpose is to "Strengthen the Armed Forces and the Nation."
Following the arrest of pro-democracy Cardinal Joseph Zen, some Catholic community members in Hong Kong worry the government may now shift the focus of its crackdown to the religious community.
Pyongyang is now struggling to handle thousands of suspected cases with limited medical capabilities. In response, the country has imposed a sweeping lockdown and called on the military to stabilize supply distribution.
The recent failure of an Indian court to deliver a clear verdict criminalizing marital rape has highlighted the public divide on the issue.
India's largest insurer has made its debut on the stock market after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government divested a small stake in it. But a big privatization drive in the near future appears unlikely.
Diplomats and agencies have called the espionage charges against Ahmad Reza Jalali unfounded. Some experts speculate that his sentencing is in retribution for the trial in Sweden of former Iranian official Hamid Nouri.
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