Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki: 'I Am Not Familiar With Fear'

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki: 'I Am Not Familiar With Fear'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki discusses accusations he has become another Saddam Hussein, the return of terrorism to his country and his fear that the civil war in Syria will destabilize the entire region. Interview Conducted By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Three Years of Revolt: What Has Become of Syria's Revolutionaries

Three Years of Revolt: What Has Become of Syria's Revolutionaries

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2014

They have fled, they are hungry, they are doing what they can to survive: The Syrian civil war has caused great suffering since the protests agains President Bashar Assad began three years ago. We revisit some of those people we have met in our reporting. By Christoph Reuter and Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

Interview with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier: 'History Judges the Success of Foreign Policy'

Interview with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier: 'History Judges the Success of Foreign Policy'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants the country to take a more active approach to foreign policy. He spoke to SPIEGEL about the situation in Ukraine, the Merkel Doctrine and Germany's changing global role. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]

Ban Ki-Moon Interview: 'Somewhat Helpless' in Syria

Ban Ki-Moon Interview: 'Somewhat Helpless' in Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 04, 2014

In an interview, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses negotiations with Damascus, the international community's paralysis on the issue of Syria and why he believes Germany must take on a stronger role in the world. Interview By Nikolaus Blome and Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]

Syria's Bodies: 'The Stench Was Unfathomable'

Syria's Bodies: 'The Stench Was Unfathomable'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 27, 2014

Photos released last week show that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad tortures, starves and murders its prisoners. The images provide grisly evidence to support what witnesses have been telling SPIEGEL for months. By Christoph Reuter and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Hope in Montreux? A Starting Point for Peace in Syria

Hope in Montreux? A Starting Point for Peace in Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2014

Violence in Syria has been appalling in the run up to this week's peace talks in Switzerland, where rebel and government representatives are to sit down together. Secret meetings in recent months give cause for hope. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Justice or Peace? Hariri Trial Could Spark Further Unrest in Lebanon

Justice or Peace? Hariri Trial Could Spark Further Unrest in Lebanon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 14, 2014

Proceedings in the case of murdered ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are set to being in the Netherlands this week. The trial could cause further unrest in a country that is already on the verge of chaos. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Masked Army: Jihadist Group Expands Rapidly in Syria

Masked Army: Jihadist Group Expands Rapidly in Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 18, 2013

A murderous Islamist group called ISIS is obstructing Syrian rebels in their battle against President Bashar Assad's regime. The Free Syrian Army seems barely able to put up a fight in the face of their brutal tactics. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Abducted in Syria: Extremist Rebels Target Journalists

Abducted in Syria: Extremist Rebels Target Journalists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 12, 2013

Radical Islamists embedded among the rebels in Syria are reportedly targeting foreign journalists for abduction. Instead of holding them for ransom, however, they use them as trump cards in their power struggles with more moderate rebel groups. By Ulrike Putz more... Comment ]

Early Warning System: A Plan to Halt German Jihadists from Going to Syria

Early Warning System: A Plan to Halt German Jihadists from Going to Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

German jihadists are heading to Syria in ever greater numbers, with some 230 having already traveled to join the opposition in battle. A German politician wants to create an early warning system to prevent young men from making the trip. By Matthias Gebauer and Hubert Gude more... Comment ]