Suicide, the act of taking one's own life, is becoming a global phenomenon in all regions of the world. Every year, people take their own lives or attempt to commit suicide, which usually leaves long-lasting effects on families and friends left behind. According to the World Health Organisation, about 700,000 suicides occur across the globe every year, and for every completed suicide, there are at least 20 unsuccessful attempts.
18 Jun 2022
A 44-year-old man who was paralyzed from the neck down was the first to be authorized for medically assisted suicide. Having no independence left him physically and mentally like a "boat drifting on the ocean," he said.
5 Mar 2022
Exiled Russian Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky said in an interview with FRANCE 24 from London that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is political "suicide" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who "cannot win in Ukraine, even if he manages to take Kyiv or Kharkiv". This war is the result of an "emotional decision" by Putin, the former oligarch said.
27 Feb 2022
A blast tore through a busy restaurant in the Somali town of Beledweyne, killing at least 14 people. Jihadist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
17 Dec 2021
The German Constitutional Court is set to deliver a groundbreaking verdict on assisted suicide. DW met up with a man who is fighting for the legal right to decide for himself when and how he will die.
9 Sep 2021
In a startling suicide attack being reported from Pakistan, the perpetrator allegedly drove a motorcycle into a security agency's vehicle. The incident occurred in Quetta, near the Afghanistan border. At least 3 security personnel were killed while around 20 people were injured, as per reports. Pakistani news outlets said the Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department was at the spot to investigate.
18 Jul 2021
Spain has joined a handful of countries where terminally or seriously ill people can end their lives legally, provided they fulfill certain criteria and get doctors' approval. The reform came after years of campaigning by supporters. DW's Nicole Ris reports from Madrid.
26 May 2021
No fewer than 264 suicide cases were recorded in the country within the last 4 years.
29 Mar 2021
Suicide bombers have struck outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Palm Sunday, injuring more than a dozen people. President Widodo said he "strongly condemned this act of terror."
21 Mar 2021
Spain has become the fourth European country to allow terminally ill people to end their lives.
6 Mar 2021
Last year, 300 women were murdered in Turkey, according to a women's rights organization. The number of unrecorded cases could be far higher as femicides are often filed as suicides.
5 Aug 2020
Sanwo-Olu pays N500,000 debt of man who attempted suicide