In Afghanistan, an old cement plant has re-opened and tries to compete with imports from Pakistan. the business brings jobs, but also problems: machines are decades outdated and skilled workers are few.
The rocket attack in Kabul came days after President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a reciprocal ceasefire to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday. The "Islamic State" claimed credit for the assault.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter's quick farewell trip to Kabul has put Afghanistan back in the US news cycle. But is its return to the headlines just a blip on the media radar?
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
Progressive global warming will have an outsized effect on countries in Asia and Oceania. In a DW interview, Kira Vinke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research explains what makes the region more vulnerable.
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