During his visit to eastern Ukraine, Steinmeier has criticized Russia over its blacklist of European politicians. He has also met aid organizations in Ukraine and promised more German support for Ukrainian refugees.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have met to try to resolve differences blocking a final nuclear deal. The talks come just weeks ahead of a deadline to seal a deal.
A German newspaper has reported that the European Commission will take legal action against Germany over its planned road toll. The report says the toll is considered to discriminate against foreigners.
A Saudi branch of "Islamic State" has urged the kingdom's youth to join its cause of clearing the region of Shiites. The Sunni militant group has carried out two attacks on Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia this month.
Many countries have abolished the draft and rely instead on professional, volunteer armies. But how can western, more rational armies fare against "Islamic State's" approach of using ideology to attract fighters?
We went out on the streets of Berlin to ask young people if they would be willing to die for their country. And if not - is there another reason for which they'd be willing to take that risk?
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.
Russia has published a blacklist of 89 European Union politicians and military leaders banned from the country. The move is said to be in response to EU sanctions placed on Moscow over Crimea and Ukraine.
Washington warns surveillance powers enacted to prevent an attack on American could lapse at the stroke of midnight on Sunday if a group of senators continue to block the national security legislation reform bill.
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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.