From eggs to horsemeat, a veritable catalog of tainted food has plagued Germany. DW presents a roundup of food scandals affecting the country over the past few years - and some measures politicians and individuals are taking to keep from getting sick.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel is "acting" to prevent weapons from reaching Lebanon's Hezbollah. His remarks come two weeks after Israel allegedly carried out air strikes on weapons in Syria.
Iran has executed two men found guilty for working as spies for Israel and the United States. In 2012, Iran had the second highest execution rate in the world and rights groups fear the real number is even higher.
President Bashar al-Assad's troops in Syria are gaining ground. British Middle East reporter Robert Fisk met some of them when he visited the front lines earlier this month, and told DW about he saw.