A former State Security major has been acquitted of torturing a suspect to death in the months leading to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. The accusations of brutality fueled anger among regime opponents.
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition have bombed a headquarters for Houthi rebel troops in Yemen's capital Sanaa, killing more than 40 soldiers. The deadly attack comes after peace talks were indefinitely put on hold.
Amnesty International has accused Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip of serious human rights abuses, including torture and public executions meant to intimidate opponents.
Amnesty International has accused Islamist group Hamas of executing and brutalizing dozens of Palestinians during its 2014 war with Israel. Hamas reportedly targeted suspected collaborators.
A Cologne court is set to begin hearing a case regarding two Yemenis who were killed in a US drone attack in 2012. The complainants allege that Germany should not allow drone attacks to be steered from its territory.
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Holly Dagres, an Iranian-American analyst, has written extensively on Iran. But as journalists take the brunt of the Islamic Republic's crackdown on the press, Dagres tells DW that it's part of a bigger picture.
World powers and Iran might well miss their June target to reach a nuclear deal, France's ambassador in Washington has said. There will be no sanctions relief before the year is up, according to his German colleague.
Netanyahu has reportedly told the EU's foreign policy chief that he is ready to discuss border issues with the Palestinians on the West Bank. The Palestinians, however, took the PM's comments as pure "deception."
Iraq has launched a military operation meant to retake control of the country's western Anbar province. "Islamic State" militants began gaining ground there last year, before seizing Ramadi this month.
Vice President Joe Biden has reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi following remarks made by a US official. On television Sunday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter questioned the Iraqi military’s "will to fight."
With less than two weeks to go before parliamentary elections, the Turkish media finds itself under siege. Some journalism organizations have compared their situation to what Germany experienced under the Nazi regime.
Unconfirmed reports say UN peace talks on Yemen scheduled for later this week have been delayed. But they are much needed, as heavy fighting continues in the country's month-long civil war.