The low level conflict between Mozambique's former civil war foes escalated recently, but now there is fresh hope of peace in the East African country. Upcoming elections may have helped.
For months, the EU looked on as Moscow destabilized Eastern Ukraine. But after the downing of MH17, Brussels had no choice but to impose economic sanctions against Russia, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
The UN's aviation body and industry officials have agreed on the need for better communication when plotting flight paths over sensitive regions. The Montreal emergency summit was prompted by the MH17 crash in Ukraine.
Russia has now been slapped with additional sanctions by the United States. The world power joins the EU in levying harsher bans which target Russia’s energy, arms and finance sectors.
A senior Sierra Leone doctor who led the fight against Ebola has died. Sheik Umar Khan had contracted the virus while treating more than 100 patients. Ebola's spread in western Africa is the largest ever.
Former security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation for "serious disciplinary violations," a move that will likely pave the way for the prosecution of the high-ranking official, analyst Robert Daly tells DW.
While Kabul is in the midst of an election audit, the Taliban are making territorial gains elsewhere in Afghanistan. While of lesser strategic value, these gains are of symbolic importance, says ICG analyst Graeme Smith.
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.
With the deadline to ratify a global trade facilitation deal fast approaching, New Delhi's decision to block the agreement has drawn widespread criticism - not only from developed nations, but also from developing ones.
Facing one of the biggest crises of his term Philippine leader Benigno Aquino defended his controversial stimulus program in his State of the Nation Address. But he also left out key issues, analyst Steven Rood tells DW.
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The UN is warning of a famine in war-torn South Sudan where more than a million people have been displaced. Many can no longer work in the fields in a country where 95 percent of the population depends on farming.
In Europe, criticism of Israel's actions in Gaza is slowly picking up steam. In the US, however, public opinion is still very much pro-Israel. DW talked to former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat about the sentiment there.
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