Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers in Vienna have entered a cliffhanger weekend. Their deadline is Monday, but there are few signs that the 12-year standoff will actually be defused.
Bahrain is holding its first elections for a new parliament since the Arab Spring-inspired protest three years ago. But the opposition called on Bahrainis to boycott the polls. Former MP Ali Alaswad explains why.
Bahrainis are voting in their country's first parliamentary elections since the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Shiite opposition groups plan to stage a boycott, and have dismissed the poll as a "farce."
Top US and Iranian diplomats have resumed their high-level nuclear talks in Vienna. With a self-imposed deadline expiring soon, this raises new hopes for a finalized deal.
Israeli officials say four Palestinians have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Israeli intelligence has accused the Islamist group Hamas of being behind the conspiracy.
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Egyptian police have arrested one of the last Muslim Brotherhood leaders not already in detention or in exile. Thousands of the group's members have been rounded up in a mass crackdown.
Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Iraqi government security forces have launched fresh offensives against the "Islamic State" in Iraq. The heaviest fighting is concentrated around the city of Kirkuk.
The deadly attack on worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue has taken the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians to a new level. Torsten Teichmann asks who can stop the senseless killing.
French authorities have named two citizens who appear on a beheading video released by the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" at the weekend, while also pledging further jets to the aerial campaign against the group.
Sohair el-Batea died after her father took her to a rural Egyptian doctor to have her genitals cut. The two men are the first to go on trial under Egypt's FGM ban, which could be a turning point.
Israel has criticized a Spanish parliamentary vote urging the government to recognize a Palestinian state. The Foreign Ministry said it "only distances the chance of reaching an agreement" on a two-state solution.
PKK fighters fight alongside fellow Kurds from Iraq in a move unprecedented before the advance of the "Islamic State" in the region. DW reporter Karlos Zurutuza met a few of them on the frontline in Iraq.
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