US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, told a US Senate committee the fight against "Islamic State" won't be "an easy or brief effort." He also said planned airstrikes would target extremist sanctuaries in Syria.
The parliament in Kyiv has adopted legislation giving the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine limited self-rule. DW asked political analyst Arkady Moshes to explain.
In response to a request for help from Liberia for help in the fight against Ebola, German aid agencies are to set up two isolation wards in the capital Monrovia. The death toll in West Africa now exceeds 2,400.
With growing hopes for the conclusion of a disputed presidential poll, analyst William Byrd talks to DW about the economic challenges awaiting Afghanistan's future government and concerns about a looming fiscal crisis.
A new report finds that almost half of girls in South Asia marry before turning 18. But ending child marriage will not happen without addressing social norms within societies, as UNICEF's Stephen Adkisson tells DW.
Myanmar's economic growth could push per capita income to nearly 5,000 USD by 2030 if more is invested in human capital and infrastructure, a new report finds. But there are major constraints, as Cyn-Young Park tells DW.
The murder of a British aid worker is just the latest example of the carnage committed by IS. While the situation in Iraq falls squarely under the UN’s Responsibility to Protect concept, the US is reluctant to say so.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has launched an offensive to reclaim territory from extremist Islamist group ISIS. The terrorist organization has also been fighting elsewhere in the Middle East, including Syria.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
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.
On Thursday around four million Scots will be voting on the future of their country's independence. The cultural and political otherness of the Scots justifies the experiment, says DW's Daniel Scheschkewitz.
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With Alibaba poised to set a new record for the world's biggest IPO in New York, other Chinese Internet companies are also eyeing Western markets, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Elmar Brok, the German chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, explains the implementation process for the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine.
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister has resigned in protest after the delay of a key part of the new EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. So why is the deal struck between the EU, Ukraine and Russia so controversial?
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