A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia. Claiming responsibility for the attack, the "Islamic State" called on the Saudi kingdom to "purify" the country of Shiite minorities.
Germans' view of Ukrainian history often has more to do with Russia than Ukraine, but a new commission aims to change that. Its co-chair fills DW in on what historians have to offer when it comes to the current crisis.
Although most Russians are not upset about the FIFA arrests in Zurich, leaders in Moscow suspect a US conspiracy. Development of World Cup sites in Russia is moving full steam ahead.
A former State Security major has been acquitted of torturing a suspect to death in the months leading to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. The accusations of brutality fueled anger among regime opponents.
A new decree making the number of Russian war dead a state secret could have serious consequences for freedom of speech and human rights in Russia, human rights activist Sergey Krivenko has told DW.
Fighting is again raging in South Sudan’s oil fields. Jan-Philipp Scholz and Adrian Kriesch are in the country for the third time since the outbreak of conflict. They see little prospect of peace in the near future.
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.
What’s in a name? Shakespeare asked that question centuries ago. Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy may have the answer, as he rebrands his center-right party. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
The observation deck atop the new One World Trade Center in New York has been opened to the public. It offers visitors spectacular views not seen since the first WTC was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Africans congratulate Nigeria’s outgoing Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina on his appointment as head of the most prestigious bank in Africa, the African development Bank.