Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that police raids and arrests in Sydney and other locations were tied to "specific intelligence" of plans by the "Islamic State" for public executions in Australia.
Is this the end of the debate over US ground troops in Iraq and Syria? Apparently not - President Obama's political opponents will make sure the discussion goes on, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
Passions are running high as Scots prepare to decide whether to remain a part of the UK. With polls too close to call ahead of the referendum, each side says it's confident undecided voters will rally to their cause.
Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been released on bail. Is it a sign of increased freedom of expression from Cairo? Egyptian filmmaker and activist Omar Hamilton says it's not.
Ahead of an emergency session of the UN Security Council, US senators have been briefed on the impact of Ebola in West Africa. They were asked not to forget that Liberia is not the only country affected.
Ilham Tohti, a well-known Uighur and a moderate critic of Beijing's policy towards the country's Muslim minority, is on trial in China on charges of "separatism." DW takes a look at the scholar's life.
Wang Qishan is China's top official when it comes to fighting corruption. But as successful as he's been so far, he'll have to keep his eye on the ball in the future, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
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.
Devastating floods and weeks of political turmoil have dealt a heavy blow to Pakistan's already struggling economy, with damages potentially adding up to tens of billions of dollars, as analyst Athar Hussain tells DW.
Despite a drop in the number of hungry people, Asia is home to 526 million people without enough to eat, a new report finds. This is why ending hunger must be at the center of the political agenda, Zoie Jones tells DW.
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Voters in Fiji have gone to the polls. It is the country's first election in eight years and has been touted as a chance to restore democracy after years of military junta control.
As with almost all humanitarian crises, the world has been much too hesitant in its reaction to Ebola. Now, the US wants to bring in the military. The EU and Germany should follow suit, says DW's Claus Stäcker.
In an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, the US plans to dispatch thousands of military personnel to assist health care workers in West Africa. Governments in the region have been overwhelmed by the epidemic.
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