The opposition in Pakistan has united against Prime Minister Imran Khan, alleging he is in thrall to the military. A government minister in Islamabad hits back on DW’s Conflict Zone and says it is Khan calling the shots.
Brussels has announced more spending to fight new COVID variants. But is it too little, too late to improve perceptions on how it has handled the pandemic? EU Commissioner Margaritis Schinas is on DW's Conflict Zone.
Bangladesh has often been criticized for its human rights record. Its reputation received another jolt this month with allegations of high-level corruption. What's the government's reaction?
In a DW interview, Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Israel is in favor of a long-term nuclear deal, but would act unilaterally against Iran’s nuclear program if necessary.
A pro-Beijing lawmaker tells DW’s Sarah Kelly that freedoms have been tightened in Hong Kong under the national security law, but the world is "overreacting" to the recent mass arrest of pro-democracy activists.
DW's Conflict Zone confronts Andrew Bowie, a vice-chairman of Britain's Conservatives, on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit promises. Bowie hit back at charges that the PM showed "contempt for the British public."
German authorities say Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent. The Kremlin has denied any involvement. State Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov tells DW that Navalny is too irrelevant. So why do so many outspoken Russians face mortal danger?
Talking to DW's Conflict Zone, Niels Annen said he is "very, very disappointed" about Russia's reaction and stressed sanctions are on the table.
Britain's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has come under fire for being chaotic and ineffective. Conservative MP Bim Afolami says no one could see the outcome as good given the high COVID-19 death toll in UK.
"Brazil is a very different country," its vice president tells DW's Conflict Zone. But how does he explain government turmoil and the departure of successive health ministers during a global pandemic?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took drastic measures as the coronavirus pandemic was spreading, ordering a lockdown with just four hours' notice. Millions were left stranded but new cases are still rising rapidly.
Why was the first response of Chinese officials to the virus to cover it up? DW’s Tim Sebastian meets the president of a Beijing think tank who says China acted quickly and deserves credit over its response.
Sweden's coronavirus strategy has led to a death rate much higher than that of its neighbors. DW's Conflict Zone asks the Swedish foreign minister if the country badly miscalculated its pandemic policy.
Budapest’s response to COVID-19 has been to suspend parliament and give Prime Minister Viktor Orban open-ended powers to rule by decree. Will the latest move by the ruling Fidesz party cement authoritarianism in Europe?
The war in Tigray "is over" and rebuilding has begun, the Ethiopian minister for democratization tells DW's Conflict Zone. But a humanitarian crisis is growing on the watch of the country's Nobel-winning prime minister.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are trading accusations as more die in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia’s foreign minister tells Conflict Zone that Baku has chosen the path of war and Turkey is a force for destabilization.
Long before the explosion that tore into Beirut in August 2020, Lebanon had been following a path to self-destruction, marked by corrupt politicians who had allowed their citizens to sink into poverty and despair.
Speaking to DW's Conflict Zone, Lai Mohammed defended Nigeria's human rights record.
Libya's GNA government is struggling against militias and ISIS, while hundreds of thousands of migrants seek a route through to Europe and have become prey to traffickers. The Libyan Deputy PM speaks to Conflict Zone.
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Barring unforeseen events, Joe Biden will become US President next month. Conflict Zone meets Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Will Biden struggle to control the urgent crises Donald Trump leaves behind?
Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed Trump's 'mistrust' of his office and his own staff in an exclusive DW interview. He also claimed Trump envies 'big guys' like Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.
On DW's Conflict Zone, Saudi Minister of State Adel al-Jubeir says his country is paying "a great price" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Human rights groups continue to condemn its dire treatment of activists.
Human rights groups have criticized New Delhi's actions in Kashmir, including mass arrests after its recent crackdown. DW's Conflict Zone asks a vice president in the governing BJP how these moves fit with democracy.
Decades of child sexual abuse has left the Catholic Church in crisis. The faithful want those who abuse children removed and prosecuted. DW speaks to a priest on the papal commission for the protection of minors.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told DW's Conflict Zone that the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica was "not genocide." She also said Serbia was not ready to join the EU before 2025.
After the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta has become a byword for violence and corruption. How can the small EU country improve its tarnished image?
Turkish-EU relations remain fraught, but Turkey's foreign minister says they need each other. Are their differences becoming impossible to reconcile? Mevlut Cavusoglu meets DW's Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
HK student activist Joey Siu tells DW's Conflict Zone: "It is the government that forces us to take on the streets and to break the laws."
Given China’s human rights record isn't Hong Kong taking a huge gamble? Regina Ip, a pro-Beijing party leader, says not to jump to conclusions. "The motherland has nothing but good intentions" for Hong Kong, she says.
After a renewed crackdown by Beijing on the opposition and media in Hong Kong, Conflict Zone examines the evolving relationship between the mainland and the semi-autonomous territory through recent interviews with leading figures on both sides and asks pro-democracy activist Nathan Law where the movement goes from here.
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Tim Sebastian meets Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister and defense minister.
Is the two-state solution doomed? "Conflict Zone" talks to PLO executive member Hanan Ashrawi.
As the world marks 50 years of Israeli occupation in Palestine, Conflict Zone meets former finance minister Yair Lapid.
DW's Conflict Zone meets Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Saeb Erekat.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voices reservations about the lethal force used by Israel in Gaza.
Is Jordan's Islamic Action Front as moderate as it says or is it promoting violence?
Just how prepared are Palestinian leaders for peace talks? Tim Sebastian meets Ibrahim Khraishi on Conflict Zone.
Michael Oren, Israeli Deputy Minister for Public Diplomacy, meets Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
Tim Sebastian, host of Conflict Zone, is a world-renowned television journalist with more than 40 years of experience.
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