In talks with his Qatari counterpart, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called for an end to the civil unrest and the violent military crackdown.
German Chancellor Merkel will meet Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed on the second day of her North African tour. Though Berlin and Tunis have promised to work together, tensions could arise over German deportation policy.
The Iraqi writer and journalist discusses with DW about the responsibility of intellectuals in the Arab world and the inspiration for his books, explaining why the poet Adonis does not deserve a peace prize at all.
Egypt's former longtime president, Hosni Mubarak, is to face a second and final retrial over the deaths of protestors. Hundreds were killed during the 2011 uprising which toppled him from power.
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