Devastating floods and weeks of political turmoil have dealt a heavy blow to Pakistan's already struggling economy, with damages potentially adding up to tens of billions of dollars, as analyst Athar Hussain tells DW.
Bangladesh's highest court has commuted the death sentence of an Islamist leader convicted of war crimes during the country's 1971 war for independence. The decision has sparked clashes between police and protesters.
South Korean border guards have arrested a US citizen suspected of trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea. His identity, and any possible motive for the apparent attempt, remains unclear.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seeking to increase bilateral economic cooperation. But the border dispute between the two powerful Asian nations might get in the way.