A rocky road to science and diplomacy in the Middle East
18 September 2019 | 10:01 am
The SESAME synchrotron in Jordan is an ambitious scientific, political and social experiment — since way before it even started producing results. DW's Zulfikar Abbany spent a week in the Middle East to find out why.
8 Sep 2021
Eighty political prisoners detained by Alpha Conde's government, including a number who had campaigned against his third term, were released on Tuesday (september 7) evening following a military coup which deposed the now former Guinean president. Ismael Conde, a former member of Alpha Conde's party who rallied against a third term, left Conakry's central jail thanking the people of Guinea for his liberation and embracing a close relative before disapearing into the crowd.
16 Sep 2021
DW has put together a list of mysterious deaths and disappearances of people critical of Rwanda's government. Monday's killing of businessman Revocant Karemangingo in Mozambique is the latest on the list.
21 Sep 2021
After sixteen years in power and with popularity ratings that many politicians can only dream of, Angela Merkel is preparing to step down as chancellor, leaving a great void for Germany, the EU and the world despite a mixed record and legacy.
23 Sep 2021
The Tunisian army has remained apolitical throughout its modern history. But now, some locals fear the military is getting too close to President Kais Saied's increasingly unconstitutional regime.
10 Oct 2021
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
30 Sep 2021
Germany's Social Democrats have been on the upswing in pre-election opinion polls. DW looks back at the party's over 150 years of tumultuous history.
17 Oct 2021
Thirty-one-year-old Lina Fayyad jabs and sprawls with a male Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter as she prepares for her upcoming match in the UAE Warriors Arabia Championship. As the only professional female MMA fighter in Jordan, Fayyad is a member of an all-men's team, 'Gladiators', with whom she trains and competes in regional and international championships as she has no local counterparts. The young fighter, dubbed as the "fierce savage" has been engaging in combat sports since 2012 thanks to the support of her father - a former boxer - who encouraged her to pursue it.
24 Oct 2021
According to the World Health Organization, access to healthcare in Chad is still at an embryonic stage. The country has limited data on cancer and no department dedicated to its care, meaning those who are diagnosed are often referred to hospitals abroad. But Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, the WHO's representative to Chad, is optimistic about the country's political will to fight cancer, as authorities plans to build a national treatment centre.
25 Oct 2021
Despite a 2020 peace deal and the promise of elections, violence has increased and anti-government demonstrations are gathering pace. But experts say the situation is complex and a hard military coup remains unlikely.
29 Oct 2021
Tunisia's independent media regulator shuttered Nessma TV, owned by President Kais Saied's political rival. Quran Kareem, a religious radio station, was also closed.
4 Nov 2021
The passage of the first budget in three years saves the country from facing its fifth election in two years.
5 Nov 2021
A child who was supposedly injured by Israeli bombs was in fact simply suffering from a skin condition. An Italian fact-checking media ascertained the truth. We take a look at some other examples of truth and falsehoods in images depicting injuries of Palestinians due to alleged Israeli military action. Israeli political communications refer to fabricated images of injuries as "Pallywood", inferring that there are industrial levels of misinformation.
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Missile attacks on Ukraine's battered power grid are an "obvious crime against humanity," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told the UN Security Council.
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On a visit to Kyiv, Germany's deputy foreign minister has told DW that innocent people had died due to Russia's "terrorist methods." She has pledged additional aid to help Ukraine's decimated energy infrastructure.
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As chaos engulfs Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, smaller firms and nonprofits want people to ditch the services of Big Tech. But how do you take on the world's tech giants?
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A statue of German colonial official, Curt von Francois, was moved from its pedestal in Namibia's capital Windhoek to a museum after activists criticized it as a symbol of oppression.
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Mali's military junta acted unconcerned by the announced withdrawal of German troops from the country. But civil society is worried about yet another ally abandoning military aid for crisis-beset Mali.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24 in Strasbourg, the chairman of the environment committee at the European Parliament reacted to the recent COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Pascal Canfin hailed the deal on "loss and damage" for vulnerable countries as "better than nothing" and welcomed the fact that China has been asked to contribute to it.