Swiss experts have announced that 'surprising' levels of polonium were found in the body of former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Israel calls the research flawed, but it comes at a bad time for the peace process.
Ricin is one of the strongest poisons in the world. But not for this 20-year old man in a hospital in Münster. Doctors have found out that an inherited metabolic defect protects him from the deadly compound.
The court ruling comes more than 35 years after President-elect Bashir Gemayel was killed by a massive bomb blast. Bashir, a Christian, had the backing of Israel and was battling Palestinian and Muslim factions.
Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem could spark a "third intifada," Hamas leaders say. But what exactly is an intifada, and what did the first two mean for the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians? DW has the facts.
Fatah and Hamas are trying to establish a unity government after years of pursuing rival paths to a Palestinian state. DW looks at the movements, their goals and what has hindered the two groups from working together.
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