India has pulled out of a key South Asian summit, protesting Islamabad's alleged patronage of terrorism. Bangladesh followed suit and Afghanistan might boycott too. Is Pakistan being diplomatically isolated?
One year after the fall and the subsequent recapture of Kunduz, the northern Afghan city is still in turmoil. A dwindling NATO mission will not be able defeat the insurgency, writes DW's Florian Weigand.
Colombo is getting in shape for the 21st century. German technology giant Siemens is supporting Sri Lanka in achieving the target, but it is a challenge to upgrade the city with an outdated infrastructure.