German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has landed in northern Afghanistan for an unannounced troop visit. Her second trip comes months before German soldiers are set to withdraw from the country.
The war in Gaza has reached a deadlock. Israel wants to keep fighting until Hamas stops firing rockets. Hamas wants to keep fighting until its goals are reached - aims that are wholly inacceptable to Israel.
Israel has condemned a temporary US flight ban to Tel Aviv as rewarding terrorism. Meanwhile, fighting continues to rage in the Gaza Strip as diplomats push for a ceasefire.
US intelligence officials believe that pro-Russian rebels accidently shot down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. They have no evidence that directly links Moscow to the tragedy.
As Iraqi Kurds and Peshmerga attempt to consolidate their hold on Kirkuk, they are facing stiff resistence from ISIS fighters. DW spoke to the Iraqi federal police commander of the Kirkuk district about the situation.
The EU has threatened to impose tougher sanctions on Russia. The new measures could further damage Russia's economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.
Cambodia's opposition party has struck a deal with PM Hun Sen, after almost a year of boycotting Parliament over alleged electoral fraud. But critics say that the vague agreement 'will come back to haunt the opposition.'
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.
Nigeria’s president has met with parents of kidnapped schoolgirls and their classmates who managed to escape their captors. On April 14, 276 girls aged 12 to 17 were seized in Chibok, a remote corner of Borno state.
Several international airlines including Germany's Lufthansa have announced that they are suspending flights to Tel Aviv for safety reasons. This came after at least one militant rocket reportedly hit near the airport.
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More than 10 million people in Syria are in need of assistance. International aid organizations are doing their best to reduce suffering there - but armed opposition groups are hindering their work.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have condemned anti-Semitism after several protests over Israel's Gaza offensive turned violent. They pledged to do everything in their power to combat the problem.
Two weeks after the presidential elections, the Indonesia election commission has announced the results of the poll: Joko Widodo won by a narrow margin. That's good for the country, says DW's Grahame Lucas.
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