100 years ago, France and the United Kingdom agreed on a secret plan to carve up territory in the Middle East. Named after the diplomats who negotiated it, the Sykes-Picot Agreement is blamed for sparking many of the region’s current conflicts.
The Kurds have every right to declare independence. However, the referendum only makes the situation in the Middle East that much more volatile. All sides need to stand down, writes Matthias von Hein.
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.
The October Revolution changed the world. The consequences of the historical event were complex and politically intriguing. Berlin's Deutsches Historisches Museum shows how in an exhibition.
President Francois Hollande has become the first French leader to attend the memorial service at Chemin des Dames in 100 years. The 1917 WWI battle was one of the deadliest and most disastrous in French history.
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