Violence in western Sudan this month alone has displaced more than 84,000 people, doubling the number of those driven from their homes so far this year, according to UN reports. The numbers are the highest since January 2021. Last year, at least 440,500 were displaced, five times more than in 2020, according to United Nations data.
The impact of the Russian assault will likely haunt people in northern Ukraine for years: unexploded munitions, mines and rockets pose a threat to civilians. Demining teams face the dangerous task of removing them.
A spate of attacks have taken place in Israel in the past three weeks. The incidents picked up during the holy month of Ramadan, a time of year when tensions between Israelis and Palestenians are typically high. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has warned that Israel is now on the offensive and there will be "no limits" to its response. We take a closer look and get analysis with researcher Elizabeth Sheppard Sellam.
A recent high-profile strike on an oil depot in Jeddah by Houthi rebels has underlined Saudi Arabia's military defense vulnerability — and threatens its reputation as a global investment location.
We examine the role played by Western allies in the Ukraine conflict. We're asking: what will NATO do next? There was more destruction in and around Kyiv this Tuesday. So what will NATO do? It is a question many observers are asking. Most importantly, it is the only question people in Ukraine want answered.
In India, new laws cracking down on religious conversion are emboldening right-wing Hindu groups to carry out attacks on Christian churches. Critics say the groups abuse the laws to push their own agenda, without facing any consequences themselves.
31 Dec 2021
A surge in attacks on Christians in India is part of a much broader malaise, experts say. "The objective is clear: to isolate and demonize minorities so that a Hindu state is established," a political scientist told DW.
4 Nov 2021
This Tuesday marks the start of a new phase in the November 2015 terror attacks trial in Paris. After weeks of testimony from survivors and relatives of victims, the court will hear from the defendants. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving member of the terrorist commando. French terrorism researcher Kevin Jackson has co-authored a graphic novel exploring the backgrounds of the attackers and the events leading up to the atrocities. He joined us for Perspective.
11 Sep 2021
France is beginning to relive the atrocity that changed French life forever. The trial of 20 men over the terror atrocities of November 13, 2015 has begun in Paris. One of the accused was actively part of the attacks that night. Salah Abdeslam spoke in court to say he was a fighter of the Islamic State group. It is the most he has said since his 2016 arrest in Brussels.
8 Sep 2021
Some 1,800 plaintiffs are expected to attend the trial of 20 men accused of orchestrating and carrying out the deadly November 2015 attacks on Paris.
3 Sep 2021
The trial of 20 people charged over the November 13, 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris, that were France's deadliest peacetime atrocity, will get underway on September 8, 2021. 130 people were killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de France stadium, bars and restaurants in central Paris and the Bataclan concert hall. More than five years after the events and in the lead up to the trial, AFP spoke to survivors, first responders and former government officials about that night.
21 Aug 2021
US President Joe Biden threatens "devastating" response if the Taliban attack US interests. In a televised address to the nation, Biden defended the US pullout of Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.