Oxford Dictionaries defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims."
US dictionary Merriam-Webster describes terrorism as "the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion." There is, however, no commonly accepted definition. The term is often used in connection with unprovoked attacks and killings by an ideologically motivated group, like the so-called "Islamic State" (IS). But it is also sometimes used by governments to denounce opposition groups. This page collates DW content on terrorism.
Mounir el-Motassadeq is spending his final weeks in prison for aiding terrorists in the September 11 attacks. Instead of freely walking the streets of Germany, he'll be sent to Morocco, where his future is unclear.
German prosecutors have widened their probe into a foiled biological terror attack. Meanwhile two suspected accomplices have also been arrested in Tunisia, one of whom planned a "simultaneous" attack in that country.
The United States and Turkey have agreed to deal with the row over detained US pastor Andrew Brunson diplomatically. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Turkey of serious consequences if the pastor is not released.
Pakistan is set to elect a new parliament. But there will be little time to celebrate for the winner because there is a lot of work to do. Poverty, terrorism and corruption remain problems in Pakistan. And while the economy is growing, much remains to be done. And Pakistan has turned to the Chinese government for help, which comes at a price.