The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
He was elected to bring peace - now Barack Obama is going to war. But the US president has no other choice, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
An airstrike from the US military's new campaign to combat "Islamic State" has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections.
Barack Obama has pledged further US assistance against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in a conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A fourth US citizen to contract the disease is en route to Atlanta.
As the PKK battles the fighters of the "Islamic State," some German politicians have called for an end to the ban of the militant Kurdish organization. Has the PKK really given up its militant credentials in Europe?
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