The former president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has announced he will stand in upcoming parliamentary elections. The strongman lost the presidency in January to former health minster, Maithripala Sirisena.
Greek expats living in Germany are in a strange quandary. It is tough to take sides, when they are torn between a desire to speak for the Greek people and yet vouch for the country where they lead relatively easy lives.
The Netherlands has suspended five officers after a man from Aruba died in custody. Protesters have taken to the streets in the nights following the death of Mitch Henriquez, 42, who was visiting relatives in The Hague.
Some 1,200 prisoners, including convicted murderers and al Qaeda members, walked out of a Yemeni jail when fighting led guards to abandon their posts. The jail break is the latest example of instability in Yemen.
PM Nawaz Sharif's government has tightened its grip over the country's NGOs in an attempt to monitor their work closely. But why does the government feel the need to muzzle rights organizations? DW examines.
Aid workers are considered a blessing as well as a problem in Afghanistan. Their presence is not always welcome in the country. But in the embattled province of Kunduz, the effects on the NGOs are even more palpable.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has launched an offensive to reclaim territory from extremist Islamist group ISIS. The terrorist organization has also been fighting elsewhere in the Middle East, including Syria.
The Eurogroup has delayed Greek crisis talks meant to discuss Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' latest proposal. The "Financial Times" has reported that he would accept the creditors' proposal "following amendments."
The US has released almost 2,000 emails sent by Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State. A federal court judge ordered their release after finding Clinton used a private address for official emails.
This weekly one-hour radio show brings you the personal tales behind the news headlines.
A weekly look at globalization, education, economic development, human rights and more.
Criticism of Burundi's parliamentary elections continues, inside and outside the country. For the ruling party, they were a resounding success, for the opposition they had little to do with democracy.