After a politically charged campaign season, Indonesia has pulled off one of the world's most complicated democratic exercises. Clare Richardson reports from Jakarta.
Dozens of gunmen were involved in the attack in the restive Baluchistan province. A separatist group has claimed responsibility.
Unofficial results from the presidential polls place Indonesia's Joko Widodo well ahead of his rival, former-general Prabowo Subianto. However, Subianto declared victory and announced a rally in Jakarta.
Pyongyang tested an unspecified "guided weapon" with a "powerful warhead," North Korea's official news agency KCNA has reported. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un oversaw the operation.
Taiwan's richest man has announced he will try and run in Taiwan's presidential elections. He is doing this after the sea goddess Mazu appeared to him in a dream.
Joko Widodo is on his way to a second term as Indonesia's president. Now, with little to lose politically, he should address human rights issues that he has been ignoring since 2014, says DW's Vidi Legowo-Zipperer.
More than 190 million Indonesian voters have been to the polls for an election that will test the country's democracy. The two presidential candidates have similar ideas, but very different leadership styles.
The election campaign for Indonesia's next president has been dominated by the role of political Islam. Experts say the young voters, who comprise a big chunk of the electorate, are in support of conservative Islam.
Although women have held powerful government positions in India, their political participation in the country has largely been curtailed by a male-dominated system. Will the ongoing general election bring about a change?
Opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term. But opinion polls suggest the Hindu nationalist leader could narrowly win the vote.
Given PM Narendra Modi's mixed track record on economy, it's unclear whether his party will be able to replicate in 2019 the landmark electoral success it achieved in 2014. A setback at the polls remains a possibility.
Indian political parties are taking advantage of lax transparency regulations, black money and no limits on spending. Some parties have reportedly tried to win votes by offering cash prizes. Murali Krishnan reports.
India's political parties have been told to eliminate hate speech and misinformation from their social media accounts. However, experts warn that enforcing an ethics code will be difficult. Murali Krishnan reports.
Elections in India usually center around communities, religion, jobs and development. But political parties need to focus on reducing pollution and reining in the environmental crisis, young people say.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, promising jobs and development to Indian youth. Five years later, unemployment is the worst in decades and Modi's attempts to silence critics aren't working.
Today on DW News Asia: Did religion play an important role in Indonesia's election? Its ambassador to Germany says no. And India's Social Media election. We look at the candidates using the digital space to reach voters.
North Korea's leader reportedly said it was up to the United States to "come up with a courageous decision." But he said the country had to make up its mind by the end of this year.
Large parts of Cambodia have had to endure hours of daily power outages after the country's main provider said it was unable to meet demand due to dry weather. Small businesses are suffering the most.
Faced with a shrinking workforce, Japan has made it easier for migrant workers to get a visa. Conservative critics are concerned about the impact of mass immigration on Japanese society. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Less than 18 months ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, visitors are still struggling to comprehend the "Japlish" that the locals say is completely understandable. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The Taliban attacked government-controlled locations across the country to mark the beginning of their Operation Fath spring offensive. The militant group said it was committed to a "peaceful resolution."
Britain has yet to apologize for the 1919 massacre, in which the colonial troops opened fire on hundreds of unarmed civilians in Amritsar, India. PM Narendra Modi called it a "horrific" tragedy via Twitter.
As the world's largest democracy goes to the polls, it faces many social and security challenges. Here is a breakdown of the major issues that politicians will have to negotiate after the votes have been counted.
The foundation has said it was forced to stop operations because burdensome regulations prevented it from working effectively. Analysts say other NGOs are also being curtailed and harassed by Pakistani authorities.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who had spent almost a decade on death row over blasphemy allegations, was acquitted by Pakistan's top court in January. But Bibi is still not a free person, and her whereabouts are unknown.
In an interview with DW, Mukhtaran Mai, a 2002 gang rape survivor, said that her struggle for justice is not only for her but for all Pakistani women. She is appealing a court decision that acquitted the rapists.
On Wednesday, 192 million Indonesians are about to vote in five elections ranging from the Presidential to local ones.
Since Friday, Jet Airways staff have been staging demonstrations.
The Chinese car market has grown rapidly over the past 20 years. But the fat years are over.
The president of the Seychelles made a dramatic plea for action on climate change.
Is the so-called "Islamic State" aiming to use the Philippines as its bridgehead in Asia?
Young people from poor communities on the island of Sumba are getting training in hotel management.
Sadaf Khadem will be the first woman boxer from her country to fight an officially sanctioned match.
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration designates Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Terrorist Group. Brian Hook, US Special Envoy for Iran, talks to DW's Alexandra von Nahmen about the decision, its implications and Iran's threats to take reciprocal action.
Despite losing its caliphate in the Middle East, IS has put down roots in Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. The government has promised Mindanao's Muslims more autonomy in return for combatting Islamist terror.
Many Africans are worried by the increasing presence of China on the continent. But how much is China really involved? A DW team traveled to Zambia to investigate how China has taken control of key infrastructure.
A court in Hong Kong has found several leaders of the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" guilty of incitement. The pro-democracy protest movement brought parts of the China-ruled city to a standstill for weeks.
The leader of a new political party that gained prominence in Thailand's election last month has been charged with sedition. Thanathorn is part of the opposition alliance trying to unseat the military junta.
The Supreme Court has ordered the release of thousands of police documents related to President Duterte's war on drugs. Lawyers and activists dubbed it an important but partial victory. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
The former prime minister and his associates are accused of pilfering hundreds of millions of dollars from the state sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
China has vowed at a summit with the EU not to make companies share intellectual property. The talks marked a significant shift for Beijing amid growing concerns about China's influence in Europe.
President Xi Jinping will probably lead China into the next decade but Gunter Schubert from Tübingen University says his room for maneuver is restricted.
Chinese foreign aid is often referred to as having "no political strings attached," and is therefore a more attractive option for many non-Western countries. But is it really free of constraints?
With the second-largest defense spending in the world, measuring over $150 billion in 2017, China is rapidly modernizing the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and could soon pose serious challenges to US military dominance.
This DW series explores China's rise as a global superpower. This second article examines the country's foreign policy agenda, which, according to some experts on China, still lacks a grand strategy.
This DW series explores China's rise as a global superpower. In this article we examine the "Chinese Dream," which shapes the present and reaches far into the future, encapsulating President Xi's vision for the country.
Although people worldwide have joined human rights advocates in condemning the harsh new laws, many social media comments from Muslim-majority Asian countries seemed to support the conservative interpretation of Islam.
Heavy rains since March have caused the worst flooding in 100 years across two-thirds of Iran. Local media report that more than 60 people have died, and some Iranian's say authorities have "mismanaged" the crisis.
The "Heisei" imperial era will end on April 30 when Emperor Akihito steps down. Japan's government says the imperial era associated with his successor will be known as "Reiwa."
Police in the Philippines say they have shot and killed a group of suspected rebels. Rights groups have claimed the men who died were mainly elderly farmers and have slammed the "massacre."
Despite Chinese protest, Hawaii remained on the itinerary for Tsai Ing-wen”s tour of the Pacific. Experts say the leader’s trip is part of Taiwan’s "defensive" strategy, and aims to counter growing pressure from Beijing.
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