The U.S. and the Fate of the World

It may not be an exaggeration to say that the fate of civilization is up to Americans to sort out how they want to interact with the rest of the world, argues Inder Comar...

Bolton Trying to Convince Trump to Topple Iran

John Bolton may have backed off wanting to bomb Iran, saying he’s not the one to decide, but he’s hardly given up trying to convince Trump to replace the regime in Tehran, as Gareth...

Լեսլի Այվազեանի «100 Ապրիլներ»ը Բեմ Պիտի Բարձրանայ Յունիս 9-ին

Իր «Ինը Հայեր» («Nine Armenians») թատրերգութեան համար շարք մը մրցանակներ շահած Լեսլի Այվազեանի թատերական նոր ստեղծագործութիւնը՝ «100 Ապրիլներ»ը, բեմ պիտի բարձրանայ Շաբաթ, Յունիս 9-ին, երեկոյեան ժամը 8։30-ին, «Ռոկ Մըշին» թատերասրահին մէջ (1089 N. Oxford...

Time for China to cool Sino-Australian ties

Source:Global Times Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop on Monday at a sideline event during the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the...

The Israel-Turkey crisis and the need for containment

Op-ed: Israel's frustration with Erdogan’s behavior is great, but it is worthy to remember the strategic, economic and diplomatic importance of the relations between the two countries. It is not self-evident for Israel to...

Recent Iran protests part of potential wider unrest

Several protesters were reportedly killed on May 16 when police used deadly force to disperse them. By Seth J. Frantzman  Protesters in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun represent wider percolating unrest that has continued in...

Itai Dzamara: The man who stood up to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and vanished

Itai Dzamara was one of the most outspoken critics of Robert Mugabe before his disappearance. Three years later, his loved ones are still waiting for answers. Kim Chakanetsa reports from Zimbabwe. Sheffra Dzamara has not...

Should Europe be scared of Italy’s populists?

Katya Adler Europe editor @BBCkatyaadler on Twitter There should be a health warning attached to all debate, guesswork, predictions and evaluations being made right now about the anti-establishment government being put together in Rome. Yes, this...

Palestinians face uncertainties over Abbas succession

By Yolande Knell BBC News, Jerusalem Wearing an elegant dressing gown, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is shown walking unaided along the corridor of Ramallah's best private hospital. A family photograph has him sitting upright in...

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced "subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations...

‘Whistleblower’ taped to chair and gagged

By Mark Daly BBC Scotland Investigations Correspondent A woman who complained of a racist and misogynistic culture in a Scottish government agency claims she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues...

Russia Is Rounding Up Jehovah’s Witnesses—Are Other Groups Next?

By Marc Bennetts It was just after sunrise on April 10 when the doorbell  rang at Anatoly and Alyona Vilitkevich’s apartment in Ufa, an industrial city in central Russia. Their early morning visitors: masked police...

President Trump Claims His Campaign Was ‘Spied’ On. Here’s What Really Happened

By Alana Abramson and Ryan Teague Beckwith President Donald Trump is mounting an increasingly aggressive attack on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, charging that the Obama Administration actively spied on his campaign. The...

Women Make Up 40 Percent of Democratic Nominees So Far in 2018 House Midterms

By Marie Solis Women are quickly become the Democrats' best shot at winning back the House in November, after cleaning up in their primaries so far this cycle. After the last three weeks of primaries, along...

The Hardliner with a Soft Spot-A Visit with Trump’s Man in Berlin

By Martin Knobbe With the arrival of Richard Grenell, an unusual diplomat has taken up quarters at the U.S. Embassy in Germany. The new ambassador is outspoken, modern and openly gay but also an arch-conservative....

Could America’s hardline policies towards Iran be a dilemma for Arab countries?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced new economic sanctions and a more hardline American policy towards Iran. How are Middle Eastern nations likely to react? On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

US-German conflicts — what you need to know

Germany and the US remain allies, but with the election of Donald Trump, disagreements emerged on key policies. DW takes a look at the most contentious issues as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits...

What comes next for Berlin’s building squatters?

Police in Berlin have cleared a budding squat, causing several injuries and setting off a heated political debate. In reality, the protesters' demands are relatively modest — and the owners are still open to...

Opinion: Saying sorry isn’t enough, Mark Zuckerberg

The European Parliament has embarrassed itself by letting Mark Zuckerberg off the hook so easily. The Facebook CEO apologized again, but only clear regulations can contain the internet giant, says DW’s Barbara Wesel. This was...

How Iran Can Evade Sanctions This Time

Tehran has always found a way to skirt even the most crippling of economic measures. BORZOU DARAGAHI On paper, the 16 companies registered to the 15th-floor office-tower suite of a building in Hong Kong appeared indistinguishable...