After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel is nearing the end of her final term as chancellor. Germany is struggling to get the pandemic under control. A senior member of her party tells DW the country will be in good hands.
Libya has a new national unity government that promises free elections by year's end. But the roadblocks it faces are immense. DW’s Conflict Zone confronts the country's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Tamim Baiou.
The Yemeni civil war has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. The Houthi-backed foreign minister Hisham Sharaf tells DW his "government" will not stop fighting until the Saudi-led coalition withdraws.
Sri Lanka's civil war ended 12 years ago, but sectarian tensions remain. Is the country protecting human rights for all?
DW’s Conflict Zone confronts Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
On DW's Conflict Zone, former Trump advisor and Congressman Jack Kingston denounced the attack on the Capitol.
The opposition in Pakistan has united against Prime Minister Imran Khan, alleging he is in thrall to the military.
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Tim Sebastian meets former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern on Conflict Zone.
The Tory MP hits back at criticism of the UK's response to the pandemic, saying 'hindsight is a wonderful thing.'
Tim Sebastian confronts UKIP's Nigel Farage on whether Brexit is making Britain a nastier place.
The UK has left the EU, but has it "taken back control"? CZ looks back at interview highlights with key Brexit players.
Conflict Zone looks back at interviews with key players on all sides of the Brexit debate.
Russian State Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov tells Conflict Zone that Alexei Navalny is too irrelevant to be targeted.
Niels Annen said he is "very, very disappointed" about Russia's reaction and said sanctions are on the table.
Andreas Nick, a prominent member of Germany's ruling CDU party, has strongly criticized the two conservative politicians at the heart of a damaging mask procurement scandal on DW's Conflict Zone.
In a heated interview on DW's Conflict Zone, the World Health Organization's Europe director defended the body's dealings with Chinese health officials and called for restoring the public's faith in science.
Brussels has boosted its lagging effort to fight COVID. 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.
"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?
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.
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.
The League MEP halted the recording following tough questions on his party’s migrant policies and support of Russia.
Tim Sebastian interviews Balazs Hidveghi, Hungarian MEP (FIDESZ)
The former French minister for european affairs defended President Emmanuel Macron's record.
By pushing for an election during the coronavirus crisis, did Poland's government put politics ahead of public health?
DW's Conflict Zone meets Malta's Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo.
Why has Spain failed to prevent its worst and most predictable crisis in decades? (First aired 15 November 2017.)
Can the Kabul government protect the gains of the last 20 years before Washington leaves them to the Taliban? The Afghan ambassador to NATO and the EU speaks to Conflict Zone's Sarah Kelly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Jordan's Islamic Action Front as moderate as it says or is it promoting violence?
As the world marks 50 years of Israeli occupation in Palestine, Conflict Zone meets former finance minister Yair Lapid.
Israel will defend itself against Iran, a top Israeli cabinet minister tells DW.
Unrest in Israel is growing over the government's pandemic response. Likud MP Nir Barkat is on DW's Conflict Zone.
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How fair are the trials of Catalan pro-independence politicians? DW meets Spain's Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell.
Are the differences between Turkey and the EU becoming impossible to reconcile? Tim Sebastian meets the Turkish FM.
This week's guest on Conflict Zone is Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
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.
After several years of unrest in Ethiopia and hundreds killed, Hailemariam Desalegn resigned as prime minister to make way for reform, but left behind a questionable human rights record. He meets DW's Conflict Zone.
Senior Saudi official Adel al-Jubeir says his country is paying "a great price" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Serbian PM Brnabic told DW's Conflict Zone that the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica was "not genocide."
Sarah Kelly interviews Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.
Mikheil Saakashvili is determined to save Ukraine. Is he the right man for the job? (First aired 24 January 2018.)
DW's Conflict Zone confronts Chinese analyst Victor Gao on the detention of at least one million Uighurs in Xinjiang.
A senior figure in India's ruling BJP tells Conflict Zone it's wrong to call Delhi’s actions in Kashmir a "lockdown."
Conflict Zone speaks to James Jeffrey, Donald Trump's envoy to Syria.
Thousands have been killed in the Philippines president's war on drugs. His legal advisor Salvador Panelo speaks to DW.
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.
In a special program, Conflict Zone examines the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong.
Given China’s human rights record would Hong Kong not be taking a huge gamble with the new national security law?
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.
Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin answered questions from the audience after a DW interview with Tim Sebastian.
Protests in Hong Kong, unrest in Venezuela, rising populism and Brexit blockage: Conflict Zone reviews a world in flux.
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.
Tim Sebastian, host of Conflict Zone, is a world-renowned television journalist with more than 40 years of experience.
Sarah Kelly is an award-winning journalist and a lead anchor on DW News.
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