A giant fuel depot is burning in Tripoli. Western countries have evacuated their embassies and are getting their citizens out of the country. The international community seems helpless in the face of a looming civil war.
On the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods system, the US should take a close look at the history of global finance. Washington can learn a lot about the looming relegation of the dollar, writes DW's Frank Sieren.
A mere ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will not end the violence. Putting an end to Israel's blockade on Gaza is the key for establishing an enduring state of peace in the Middle East, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
Despite the international community's appeals for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza, Israel and Hamas continue to fight. The radical forces on both sides are showing little interest in ending the war.
US State Secretary John Kerry is visiting India in a bid to revive the historically icy bilateral ties. The trip is also set to pave the way for the upcoming US visit of PM Narendra Modi, analyst Milan Vaishnav tells DW.
India's energy demand far outstrips its generation capacity leading to power outages. The government has to tackle this if it wants to achieve its aim of turning the country into a manufacturing powerhouse, say experts.
Five years ago, Nusrat lost her face, her courage and her old life when her husband spilled acid over her. All that remains is endless pain. But the incident has also led to a newly found freedom.
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.
Cameroon has deployed huge numbers of its military to the northern part of the country following attacks by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram, who have taken several high profile hostages in the country.
With a worldwide population of 40 million, the Kurds are the world’s largest ethnic group without a homeland. The current crisis in Iraq has brought the dream of an independent Kurdish state a little closer.
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Australia and the Netherlands have decided against deploying troops to secure the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, opting instead to send an unarmed police team. But access to the site is difficult in an active war zone.
Once again, Argentina is facing default. But instead of negotiating with its creditors, the government portrays itself as a victim, which makes the country's precarious economic situation even worse.
The top one percent of households in China control more than a third of the country's wealth, a study found. As analyst James Rickards tells DW, inequality is becoming so extreme it threatens to cause social disorder.
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