The United Nations says more than 3 million Syrians have become refugees fleeing the civil war that is devastating their country. It said 6.5 million more are displaced within Syria itself. Go to article
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Moscow separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to open a "humanitarian corridor" to allow trapped Ukrainian soldiers to escape. 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
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
Turkey's new premier Ahmet Davutoglu has announced his government with most ministers retaining the positions they held under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now holds the presidency. 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
Malaysia's flag carrier is to cut 30 percent of its workforce as part of a near $2-billion restructuring program. The airline, which was involved in two aircraft disasters this year, has been in the red for some time. Go to article
Pilots at Lufthansa's budget airline Germanwings have ended a six-hour strike amid a dispute over early retirement benefits. The strike grounded more than 100 flights at the end of the holiday season. Go to article
The inflation rate in the eurozone continues to drop and almost hit a five year-low in August. At the same time, the jobs crisis isn't easing, adding to pressure on the European Central Bank to do more to spur growth. Go to article
Germany coach Joachim Löw has nominated a new squad for two international matches next week. The list is made up of one or two old faces that are sure to have benefited from some recent national team retirements. Go to article
At least 1,000 Russian troops have advanced into Ukraine, NATO has said. While the alliance wants to increase its military presence in the Baltic states, the EU is due to meet to discuss stepping up sanctions.
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.
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.
Germany is likely going to deliver weapons to Iraqi Kurds to help stop the advance of 'Islamic State' fighters in Iraq. DW takes a look at the most pressing questions.
The European Union is in desperate need of a unified foreign policy as well as a strong foreign minister, veteran EU parliamentarian and foreign committee head Elmar Brok tells DW.
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.
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.
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.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is turning 50. Here's a look at its hits - and misses.
Russia's decision to wage war against Ukraine forces Europe's hand, says DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
Nuclear bomb tests contaminate soils, while nuclear accidents and X-rays are a direct threat to our health. At a world summit this week, doctors called for more protection and awareness.
A Russian ban on European produce leaves German farmers looking for new markets.
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.
Guess the results of this season's Bundesliga games to win top prizes.
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