How much longer can Germany afford to stand on the sidelines in fighting 'Islamic State'? This week on Conflict Zone is Jan van Aken, Foreign Policy Spokesman of the Left Party, who strongly condemns military action.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
Interpol has received an apparent list of 173 potential suicide bombers for the Islamic State - which includes the name of one German. The list was reportedly recovered by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul.
German federal prosecutors have taken over the probe into a deadly knife attack in Hamburg. Authorities say they believe the 26-year-old suspect was a self-radicalized Islamist extremist who hoped to die as a "martyr."
Iran has complained that new US sanctions against it are an effort to sabotage its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Tehran said it would not be drawn into a trap, but warned it would respond in a "smart" way.
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