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Turkey’s Thirty-Year Coup

Did an exiled cleric try to overthrow Erdoğan’s government?<p>At nine o’clock on the night of July 15th, General Hulusi Akar, the chief of the Turkish Army’s general staff, heard a knock on his office door in Ankara, the nation’s capital. It was one of his subordinates, General Mehmet Dişli, and he …

South Asia

Russia announces Syria talks with US, regional powers in Lausanne

Russia's Foreign Ministry has said bilateral talks with the US on Syria will take place in Lausanne at the weekend. Washington has announced a second …

Middle East

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels close in on IS-held Dabiq

Turkey-backed rebels are nearing the symbolically and religiously significant IS-held town of Dabiq. One Turkish solider has been killed in clashes …

Middle East

How the Turkish state of emergency is affecting culture

Since the failed coup in Turkey, constraints on freedom of expression are increasingly restricting cultural projects, from theaters to contemporary …

Biographies

How India's Muslims view the Kashmir dispute

Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority state, has drawn media focus in recent months due to the volatile situation there. Muslim …

India

Kerry urges war crimes investigation into Syrian, Russian attacks in Aleppo

The US Secretary of State has demanded that a war crimes investigation be launched into Russian and Syrian government attacks on hospitals in Aleppo. …

Middle East

Several Turkish diplomats apply for asylum in Germany - media

At least three Turkish diplomats have sought refuge in Germany following the failed July 15 coup, German media report. The reports come amid a tense …

North Africa

US accuses Russia of hacking, interfering in elections

The US intelligence community has formally accused Russia of cyberattacks intended to influence November's elections. Russia has called the …

Russia

Obama orders lifting of Myanmar sanctions

US President Barack Obama has formally removed sanctions on the former military-ruled state of Myanmar. The decision follows a visit to Washington …

Asia Pacific

Russia accused of Estonia airspace violations as Finland signs defense pact with US

Estonia and Finland have accused Russia of again violating their airspace. Finland and the US have signed a bilateral defense cooperation …

Russia

Syrian forces retake rebel-held areas of Hama province

In a new advance, Syrian regime troops have regained several villages from rebels in central Hama province. The gains came ahead of a United Nations …

Middle East

Russia moves nuclear missiles onto NATO's doorstep

Moscow has said that the Iskander-M missiles were transported to Kaliningrad for a military drill. Lithuania's Foreign Minister has said the move …

Russia

Airstrikes 'kill dozens' in Yemeni capital Sanaa - Houthi government official

Local media say Saudi-led warplanes have hit a building where hundreds of people had gathered for a funeral. Reports suggest several Houthi military …

Middle East

Steinmeier warns of deteriorating world order

Writing in the mass-market newspaper Bild, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that tensions between Washington and Moscow …

Cold War

Rapprochement between Russia and Turkey

What have been the most important stages in the recent history of Russian-Turkish relations? With Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Istanbul, …

Russia

Thousands protests in Yemen against Arab coalition's Sanaa bombing

Thousands of people in Sanaa have demonstrated against Saturday's Saudi-led airstrikes on a funeral procession that killed more than 140 people. The …

Middle East

Why is Saudi Arabia interested in Yemen?

The schism between Sunnis and Shiites in Islam has divided the Middle East for several centuries. Here's a look at how the old religious divide has …

Middle East

Countdown for 'coup courts' has started in Turkey

Some 70,000 people have been investigated and more than 31,000 arrested following the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15. There is now talk of …

North Africa

Shell to return to Iran

Royal Dutch Shell has said it has signed a preliminary memorandum of understanding with a Tehran oil company. The move ushers its return to the …

Royal Dutch Shell

Ban Ki-moon to DW: Assad responsible for 300,000 deaths

The UN leader told DW's Conflict Zone that the resolution of a conflict cannot hinge on the future of one man. He called on Security Council members …

Middle East

Kenya accused of breaking international law for forcibly repatriating Somali refugees

The return of Somali refugees is 'no longer voluntary, dignified nor safe,' an aid agency has said. Kenya wants to close down the Dadaab refugee …

Russia, Turkey sign gas pipeline deal, talk Syria

Turkey and Russia have signed a deal to build a major gas pipeline under the Black Sea. A gradual rapproachment since a falling out last year shows …

Middle East

Putin cancels trip to Paris amid growing tensions over Syria | World| Breakings news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 11.10.2016

Vladimir Putin has cancelled his planned trip to France intended to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria. The announcement comes as Moscow finds …

Russia

UN warns of 'large-scale violence' in Congo crisis

The UN has warned that an electoral crisis in the Congo may trigger widespread violence. Dozens of people were killed in violent protests against …

Africa

'Divide Europe': European lawmakers warn of Russian propaganda

EU parliamentarians have voted in favor of bolstering institutional capacities to counter "Kremlin-inspired propaganda." But Russian media …

Europe

Beijing and Moscow to cooperate on minimizing US missile defense

The Russian military has said it will cooperate with Beijing on minimizing a threat posed by US missile defense. Moscow argues the missile shield …

North Korea

Opposition against Russia's Syria policy grows in EU and beyond

The EU may extend sanctions against Russia after its latest bombardments in Syria. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned that Russia was …

Russia

US-Russia talks planned in Lausanne as Moscow defends Syria strategy

The Kremlin has rejected allegations that Russia bombed an aid convoy near Aleppo, citing 'Russophobic hysteria.' Despite the tension, a meeting of …

Russia

Donald Trump has broken the Republican Party

American presidential candidates and their parties have been at odds before. But what Donald Trump has done to the Republican Party is not only …

Republicans

Scottish nationalists huddle to talk Brexit, independence

Brexit and independence are set to dominate the agenda when the Scottish National Party meets for its annual conference this week. Leader Nicola …

Conservative Party