The agreement could be a major breakthrough in the four-year conflict that has brought Yemen to the brink of famine. Both sides have warned, however, that UN peace talks in Sweden are unlikely to result in a truce.
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander said: "Iran needs no permission from foreign countries" to test missiles. The US, Britain and France claim the tests flout restrictions on Tehran's military program.
The video of photographer Andreas Hvid and an unnamed woman appearing to pose naked prompted widespread outrage in Egypt. However, local authorities, citing tight security, are now asking whether the video was doctored.
Religious interpretations are slowing down the implementation of the UN human rights charter, which marks its 70th anniversary today. The UN is also part of the problem, writes Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.
In an emotional ceremony, Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. They called on the world to do more to protect victims of wartime sexual violence.
She escaped from a living hell: Nadia Murad gives a face to the thousands of Yazidi women who were raped by members of IS. Her efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon in war earned her the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
A transcript of an audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi's final moments has revealed details of the journalist's murder. The Saudi foreign minister has rejected demands to extradite two suspects connected to the death.
The United Nations General Assembly has voted down a US-proposed resolution to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas. Earlier the world body had narrowly voted to require a two-thirds majority for approval.
Peace talks underway in Sweden are the latest attempt to put an end to the war in Yemen through negotiations. That in itself shows how hardened the sides have become — at the expense of all of the people in the middle.
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have not met in UN-sponsored talks since 2016. The meeting is focusing on building confidence between the two parties.
The chief prosecutor in Istanbul has issued arrest warrants for two Saudi officials, who were close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Israeli forces have launched a military operation to "expose and thwart" tunnels it says stretch from Lebanon to its territory. Israel considers Iranian-backed Hezbollah a major threat.
Qatar is leaving OPEC. The Gulf country's government has said the move is mainly for economic reasons, but dramatically worsened ties with some of its neighbors also played a significant role.
The leader was responsible for the beheading of a US aid worker in Syria, said a US official. Even as the group suffers military defeat in Iraq and Syria, the UN has warned it still poses a threat to global security.
The Gulf nation of Qatar's new energy minister said that his country will leave OPEC effective January of 2019. He said that he had informed OPEC of his decision ahead of his announcement.
Dialogue with the Islamic World
For Kocher, life in Iraq is agony. The Yazidi woman and her children were enslaved by the "Islamic State" for two years.
Booby traps and unexploded bombs are hampering reconstruction in Mosul's Old Town, a year after liberation from IS.
Many Saudi women are feeling, and fueling, the winds of change in the conservative kingdom.
Evacuation deals have allowed buses loaded with fighters and civilians to leave the city.
Omar Robert Hamilton recalls the Arab Spring in a new book.
Hassan's firsthand account of life in eastern Ghouta, described by the UN as "hell on Earth."
Yemen has struggled to cope with crises prompted by its atrocious civil war, including catastrophic hunger and devastating cholera outbreaks. DW examines the conflict and how it affects the country's civilian population.
Official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he disappeared at the Istanbul consulate on October 2. DW traces the most important events in this intricate case.
The annual pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites, located in Saudi Arabia, is among the world's largest gatherings. But along with that is a vast security operation undertaken to minimize various threats, including terror.
For centuries, the Yazidi community has been targeted by its neighbors for its religious beliefs. In 2014, it faced its most tragic experience in what the UN has described as a genocide committed by the "Islamic State."
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