Tel Aviv has said it will take all measures to protect itself after an exchange of fire with Lebanon's Hezbollah. Two Israeli soldiers and a UN peacekeeper from Spain were killed in the attacks.
Journalist Kenji Goto traveled to Syria to help free a fellow Japanese national but he ended up being captured by "Islamic State" that now threatens to kill him. DW examines Goto's work and the impact of his abduction.
A UN peacekeeper from Spain has been killed in southern Lebanon, in renewed clashes sparked by a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli army convoy. Israel says two of its soldiers were killed in the attack.
Israel says its air force has struck Syrian army positions in reaction to rockets fired at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Japanese mother of Kenji Goto, a captive held by IS in Syria, has appealed for his life.
Several airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon have suspended flights to Baghdad after a Dubai plane came under fire as it landed. The authorities believe shooting to be 'an accident.'
DW recommends Qantara for content on the dialogue with Islamic world
Kurdish fighters are looking to the villages near Kobani after claiming victory over 'Islamic State' jihadists in a months-long battle for the strategic Syrian town. The US says it's far from mission accomplished.
The Shiite militia in Yemen have freed chief of staff of ousted president Hadi, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, after holding him captive. The leader of the rebels has stated his group wants a peaceful transfer of power.
The US president has visited Saudi Arabia, where he offered his condolences for the late king. Obama also held his first formal talks with the newly enthroned King Salman.
The US president has touched down in Riyadh to offer his condolences following the death of King Abdullah. Talks with newly enthroned King Salman were also planned.
The United States has closed its embassy in Sanaa due to security concerns, following the collapse of the government. Despite the political instability, Washington continues to target al Qaeda members in Yemen.
Kurdish fighters and a monitoring body have reported that "Islamic State" fighters have fled the Syrian-Turkish border city of Kobani. Apart from sporadic fighting on the outskirts, the area was said to be secure.
The sons of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been freed from a southern Cario prison, nearly four years after they were first incarcerated. Like their father, both still face a retrial in a corruption case.
© 2015 Deutsche Welle | Legal notice | Contact