EU foreign ministers condemn the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria. The also opted to halt all sales of arms to Egpyt.
Authorities have confirmed the arrest of prominent human rights attorney Ibrahim Metwally for spreading fake news. Metwally was helping the family of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student who was abducted and killed in 2016.
The European Court of Justice is reviewing whether a divorce granted by a Sharia court is still valid in Germany. Experts are warning against a general ban, as that could put women at a disadvantage.
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO - much to the annoyance of Washington. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might need that new S-400 missile defense system at home.
On 25 September, Iraqi Kurds will vote in an independence referendum. Kurdish leaders consider a state of their own a just reward for their involvement in the fight against IS. Brussels, however, sees things differently.
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