In talks with his Qatari counterpart, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called for an end to the civil unrest and the violent military crackdown.
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.
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011. In the run-up to the recent elections, a team from DW went there to see if the country is really on course to become the region’s first true democracy.
Fighters from a Libyan offshoot of the terrorist "Islamic State" militia murdered 21 Egyptian hostages. There's a danger of instable Libya becoming a new IS-stronghold, terrorism expert Guido Steinberg warns.
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