The Israeli prime minister's trial has kicked off, but he said he is only there as part of a conspiracy to "depose a strong, right-wing leader." Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of fraud and bribery.
Iran is in trouble, so leader Ayatollah Khamenei is resorting to a well-tested method: He is distracting the people with demagogy, and he doesn't shy away from the most evil historical terms, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
The Israeli public is seeing its prime minister in the dock for the first time as Benjamin Netanyahu's long-awaited corruption trial begins. The case against him has divided the country.
The sons of the murdered Saudi journalist say the family pardons those who were involved in their father's murder, possibly sparing their lives. Khashoggi’s fiancee said "no one has a right to pardon his killers."
In countries that practice Islamic law, legal reforms to advance the status of women tend to fail due to hard-liners who see it undermining religion. But a new wave of efforts views it as a fundamental part of Islam.
Ayatollah Khamenei marked a subdued Quds Day, an annual event in support of Palestine, with a televised address. He also tacitly admitted for the first time that Iran funnels weapons to Palestine.
As the faithful prepare for the end of Islam's holiest month, governments have enacted tougher lockdown measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. But religious authorities have sought to provide spiritual relief.
Facing a German court on torture charges, a former colonel of Syrian secret police denied ever acting "inhumane." German prosecutors claim Anwar R. oversaw torture of some 4,000 people, which lead to dozens of deaths.
After nearly 18 months without a government, Israel has sworn in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former rival Benny Gantz in a power-sharing agreement.
Police are reportedly investigating the circumstances of the death of 58-year-old Du Wei. He was found dead in his home in Tel Aviv.
An increasing number of "Islamic State" returnees are standing trial in Germany, including female supporters of the terror group. To make their case, federal prosecutors are relying on international criminal law.
French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah has been jailed for "conspiring against national security" and "propaganda against the Islamic Republic." Tehran has rejected France's demands for her release.
Rhetoric between Turkey and the UAE has become increasingly bitter. While their proxies clash in Libya, the UAE has waded into a dispute in the Mediterranean over gas. To boot, ideological differences drive division.
Since her appointment to the Facebook oversight board, Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman has faced hostility from Arab state media and social media users, who accuse her of Islamist ties.
An extraordinary case of child marriage in Yemen has highlighted the rising number of forced, underage weddings. In rare instances, women have managed to fight back, reports Safia Mahdi from Sana'a.
Dialogue with the Islamic World
For Kocher, life in Iraq is agony. The Yazidi woman and her children were enslaved by the "Islamic State" for two years.
Booby traps and unexploded bombs are hampering reconstruction in Mosul's Old Town, a year after liberation from IS.
Senior Saudi official Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is paying 'a great price' over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Iranian rial is losing value and people are feeling the pain. The situation in Iran is volatile.
Protesters were marching to show their support for Lebanon's president and his proposed political reforms.
Baghdad has seen the biggest demonstration since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
People from more than 60 nations fought in World War II. In an ongoing project, Jonathan Alpeyrie set out to collect their images and testimonies without pretense to judge or criticize their actions or decisions.
What was long feared has now become reality — the COVID-19 pandemic has reached the closed-off Gaza Strip. It's a race against time to head off the outbreak and stop a catastrophe.
Countries such as Kuwait and Israel have instituted virtual lockdowns in the face of COVID-19, while religious gatherings have been limited at a time of year ripe with ritual. Others have been slower to act.
Children have frozen to death in Syria's Idlib region as Bashar Assad's troops squeeze its 3 million people. The UN said the exodus could be the biggest "humanitarian horror story of the 21st century."
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