Barack Obama has downplayed US military action in Syria. A rebel faction in the civil war may have been responsible for abducting UN peacekeepers in the Syrian Golan Heights. Go to article
Libya's interim government has announced its resignation days after a rival Islamist administration was created. The international community has become increasingly concerned at the chaotic situation in the country. Go to article
Barack Obama blames Russia for the conflict in Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that politicians and businesses in Russia could face tougher sanctions as a result of the escalation of the conflict. Go to article
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has said the Palestinian Islamist movement will not disarm until all its demands are met. He added that the latest 50 days of bloodshed would not be the last round of conflict with Israel. Go to article
More than 20,000 people could be infected in the latest Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization says. Estimates show it could take up to nine months to halt the spread of the virus. Go to article
Pakistan's army chief has offered to mediate a two-week political struggle between the country's prime minister and the opposition. The crisis has paralyzed the government of premier Nawaz Sharif. Go to article
Passengers booked on Germanwings could find themselves all packed up with nowhere to go. Holidaymakers face a chaotic end to their vacations as pilots of Lufthansa's budget subsidiary stage a Friday morning strike. Go to article
Borussia Mönchengladbach's 7-0 trouncing of FK Sarajevo has sealed a spot in the Europa League proper. Branimir Hrgota hit a hat trick and new signings shone as the Foals booked an overdue return to European competition. Go to article
How best to end the Ukraine conflict? A mix of diplomacy and sanctions, says the deputy head of the Christian Democrats' parliamentary group, Andreas Schockenhoff - but no military operations.
As Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's first directly elected president, takes office, many say he won't be able to fulfill his claim of representing all Turkish citizens. Critics also fear his autocratic reign.
After their persecution by the "Islamic State," many of Kurdistan's 600,000 or so Yazidi are looking to leave Iraq, threatening to further diminish the community that has been native to the region for thousands of years.
The EU will launch a new migrant rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, to succeed Italy’s Mare Nostrum mission. Against the background of growing refugee numbers, there are calls for an EU Migration Commissioner.
As the Ebola death toll surpasses 1,500, West African health ministers have met in Ghana for crisis talks. They are all united in the fear of the virus spreading; and yet, each country faces individual challenges.
Fear is growing in Rwanda as top members of the military are arrested and ordinary people disappear. President Kagame appears to be determined to stifle all opposition. Human rights organizations are alarmed.
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is still in power after weeks of anti-government protests in the capital Islamabad. But experts say that he has been cut down to size, and the country's military is back in the driving seat.
Sportswear maker Adidas has equipped its bestselling German national team soccer jersey with RFID tags. The company says it can't track customers via the tag, but potential privacy and transparency issues remain.
The EU's ruling German-French 'tandem' is not pedalling in the same direction, writes Bernd Riegert.
While the effects of climate change on the environment are gaining wide attention, there's a lack of awareness about the impact on human health. The WHO's Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum tells DW how both can be adressed.
The groups for this season's Champions League have been drawn in Monaco. The four German clubs involved received relatively easy groups, although there will be some challenges in store.
FIFA is going to stay as it was: highly-profitable, murky and ruled by an autocrat, Joseph Blatter. Michel Platini's refusal to run for the presidency is a missed opportunity for FIFA, says DW's Joscha Weber.
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