The UN mission to combat Ebola, which opened its headquarters in Ghana, is laying out a strategy to bring the disease under control. Another UN body reports that Ebola orphans are being shunned by suspicious relatives.
The German media is in panic-mode after revelations that only a fraction of the country's war planes are ready to fly for NATO. But the problem has been around for a long time - and it's not just Germany's.
Human-caused climate change increased the severity of last year's heat waves in Asia, a new report found. But not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, as climate expert Thomas Peterson tells DW.
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states that have not ratified Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU will shortly lose their free EU market access. Namibia was one of the last to say it would sign up.
The long-delayed security agreement between Afghanistan and the US may calm the situation for a while, but real peace is somewhere in the distant future, writes DW's Florian Weigand.
The German state of North Rhine Westphalia has introduced new measures to improve security services in refugee housing. Earlier this week, allegations emerged that guards at one facility had abused several residents.
Afghanistan has a new president and a chief executive officer (CEO) - a newly-created post akin to prime minister. But what powers does the Afghan CEO have? Can he appoint ministers? Can he sack them? DW finds out.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
Afghanistan's new government has signed a long-delayed security deal with the US allowing Washington to leave some troops beyond 2014. Analyst Scott Smith speaks to DW about the implications of the deal for both nations.
Young Americans are opting out of the US military and joining foreign forces. The Israeli army recruited over 100 Americans during the war against Hamas, while others are being lured to join extremist groups.
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US Congressman Charlie Dent talks to DW about Germany's security commitments, after Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen admitted that the country would fail to meet its long-term NATO commitments.
As the US and the world step up their efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the institutions and practices they rely on are being called into question.
This week, the Turkish government intends to introduce legislation in parliament that would allow a possible deployment of the army in neighboring Syria. The step represents a U-turn in Ankara - and it has Kurds worried.
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