Middle East expert Michael Lüders discusses the situation in Kobani, and how Turkey is responding to the "Islamic State."
Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi forces have launched an offensive on a town near Mosul as a part of an operation to regain control over the city. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is in Irbil to assess the situation.
Once charged with "insulting Turkishness," bestselling author Elif Shafak doesn't mince words. She tells DW why Turkey must stay close to the EU and why she is a linguistic "commuter."
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have launched an offensive on a town that holds ideological significance for IS. Dabiq's fall would be a major blow to the extremist group.
Barely off the plane after meeting Ethiopia's Hailemariam Desalegn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, continues to confer with Africa's authoritarian rulers. She held talks in Berlin with Chad's Idriss Deby.
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