Country: Southeast Asia

An Indian Hindu drinks cow urine during an event organised by an event by a religious group promoting cow urine consumption as a cure for the new coronavirus in New Delhi, India (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

COVID-19 pandemic

Science versus covidiots – Indiaʹs coronavirus challenge

Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/D. Aydemir)

Listening to the pandemic

Federica Mogherini asks what we can learn from coronavirus

Visitors to the historic spice bazaar in Istanbul's Eminonu quarter on 13.03.2020 (photo: AFP/O. Kose)

COVID-19 pandemic

How is Turkey dealing with the corona crisis?

Rainforest deforestation on West Papua, Indonesia (source: Aidenvironment)

Biodiesel production

Destroying Indonesia's virgin forests to protect the climate?

Fajrina Razak references the Kaaba: her cube of batik cloth was surrounded by a neon circle, thereby representing the artist's spiritual quest. "This was simply me trying to find my inner self, my individuality. The batik alludes to my Javanese ancestry" (photo: Naima Morelli)

2020 Singapore Art Week

Of spirituality in a contemporary age

Interview with Malaysian artist Nadiah Bamadhaj

Freeing the body from conservatism

Journalist and author Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: DW)

Charlotte Wiedemann: "Now is the time for utopias"

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The end of white dominance

Conservative Muslims protest in Jakarta (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/EPA)

Islamism in Southeast Asia

Islamic State's latest breeding ground

The 212 Alumni: thousands of Muslim hardliners protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahokʹs alleged blasphemy. Here presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto can be seen signing 212 during the commemoration of the ʹ212 Alumniʹ demonstration in Jakarta on 02.12.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhoto/A. Raharjo)

Abusing blasphemy legislation

Indonesia's slide towards identity politics

Indonesiaʹs President Joko Widodo (photo: Reuters)

Drug-related crime in Indonesia

Don Widodo's tilt with windmills

Protests against the IMF and the World Bank in Jakarta in 2004 (photo: Wikimedia)

Interview with Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis

"Inequality will grow if all you do is unleash market forces"

Bangladesh remembers the Rana Plaza textile factory collapse (photo: Reuters)

Bangladesh remembers the Rana Plaza disaster

Jobless and hopeless five years on

Members of a Rohingya family make their way across a muddy field in Teknaf, Bangladesh, having fled Myanmar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Zumawire/Km Asad)

Myanmar′s persecution of the Rohingya

Existentially naked

Rafiki Jazz (photo: Rafiki Jazz)

Album review: Rafiki Jazz′ ″Har Dam Sahara″

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In life′s every moment

No way out: "on the left is a prison and on the right is the sea, there is no escape" by Abbas Al Aboudi (photo: Abbas Al Aboudi)

An Iraqi artist on Nauru

″My art is my saviour″

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