DW's Janelle Dumalaon speaks to Sagala Ratnayaka, Sri Lanka's Minister of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development, about security woes weighing on investment, and existing development challenges.
As protests rage in Iraq against a backdrop of unemployment, economic mismanagement and chronic underinvestment, Baghdad is looking to Beijing to offer a helping hand. China has not been slow to offer it.
The West still regards China’s New Silk Road project with distrust but many countries are benefiting from Chinese investments, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently announced the reinstatement of capital punishment amid severe criticism from the international community. DW analyzes the reasons behind his controversial decision.
Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since a string of bombings at three hotels and three churches killed more than 250 people in mid-April. Authorities say that anti-terrorism operations are still underway.
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