North Korea agrees to talks with South ahead of leaders’ summit

Officials from North and South Korea will meet on March 29 to lay the groundwork for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim...

Maldives election: Polls open but EU monitors stay away

Polls opened in the Maldives presidential election on Sunday amid concerns about the failure of the Indian Ocean archipelago's democratic reforms. Being held a...

Is Bangladesh’s media freedom deteriorating?

Mahmudur Rahman is the acting editor of Bangladesh's pro-opposition newspaper Amar Dessh. On Sunday, as he was leaving a court hearing over a defamation...

How India’s sacred cows are creating havoc on the streets

For many Hindus, who make up nearly 80 percent of India's 1.3 billion strong population, the cow is a sacred animal. In Hindu mythology,...

Suitable for men: China’s problem with job ads

Gender discrimination in employment does not only remain a major problem across China, but has actually got worse, a fresh study by Human Rights Watch...

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh delays repatriation of refugees to Myanmar

The repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, which was slated to begin on Tuesday, has been delayed amid fears among officials that...

Brexit: Why South Asian students are looking forward to it

Polls conducted before the Brexit referendum had indicated that the majority of the South Asian community living in Britain would most likely vote for...

Malaysia election: People were ‘disgusted with government’s corruption’

DW: What does the outcome of the election mean for Malaysia?       Zachary Abuza: I cannot say strongly enough what an historic upset this...

US, South Korea kick off five days of stealth jet drills

South Korea and the US launched five days of air combat drills on Monday, in what has widely been seen as the two countries'...

Rana Plaza disaster: jobless and hopeless five years on

"I can't even think of going near a multi-story building. I become scared and feel nervous. It reminds me of the horror I faced...