Abdullah Abdullah, a front-runner in the Afghan presidential elections, believes his country could have done better in the past decade. He tells DW that he would do his best to turn things around for his country.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Japan to begin his Asia tour. The White House has called the trip a "rebalancing" of US foreign policy in which Obama is expected reinforce his country's commitment to the region.
In light of an expanding China and economic challenges, Japan and the US "intend to overcome mutual differences and together forge a sturdy economic order for Asia and the Pacific in the 21st century" with Obama's visit.
Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear site. The US says it is closely monitoring the situation on the peninsula ahead of Barack Obama’s tour of the region this week.