Northern Kosovo is dominated by ethnic Serbs, who refuse to recognise the state they live in. The region sees tension and lawlessness.
Many low-caste Indians are still forced to manually remove human excrement despite laws banning caste-based discrimination. HRW's Meenakshi Ganguly tells DW why such practice persists and what can be done to stop it.
Police have broken up a protest by ethnic Albanians against the blockade by ethnic Serbs of the main bridge in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. The town has often seen tension between the two ethnic groups.
Germany has pledged to send non-lethal military supplies to help the people suffering in northern Iraq. For now, the controversial export of weapons is being left to its allies - for very pragmatic reasons.
The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, is more active than ever: in recent months, several war criminals have been arrested and imprisoned. But EULEX has also been met with criticism.
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