Prison of the Past: A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

Prison of the Past: A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 04, 2014

Twenty years ago on April 6, the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began. At the time, many Western reporters played it down as "ethnic warfare," including Bartholomäus Grill, now a correspondent for SPIEGEL. He looks back with shame. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

War Crimes Investigations: 'We Don't Pursue Nazis, We Pursue Murderers'

War Crimes Investigations: 'We Don't Pursue Nazis, We Pursue Murderers'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2014

German prosecutors are currently looking in to pressing charges against several men believed to have been accomplices to murder at Auschwitz. Some in Germany are asking if justice can still be served almost 70 years after the war. By Benjamin Schulz 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 ]

The Penitant Warlord: Atoning for 20,000 War Crimes

The Penitant Warlord: Atoning for 20,000 War Crimes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2013

For years, Joshua Milton Blahyi, better known as General Butt Naked, was one of Liberia's most feared warlords. Then he became a pastor. Today he visits the families of his victims to seek forgiveness for his sins. By Jonathan Stock more... Comment ]

Rest in Ignominy: Clashes Disrupt Funeral for Nazi War Criminal

Rest in Ignominy: Clashes Disrupt Funeral for Nazi War Criminal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2013

Violent clashes erupted on Tuesday between anti-Fascist protesters and neo-Nazis outside Rome when a small ultra-conservative Catholic sect tried to hold a funeral for recently deceased Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke. Italian officials say they may send the body to Germany. more... Comment ]

Not in My Backyard: Cities Reject Burial for Nazi War Criminal

Not in My Backyard: Cities Reject Burial for Nazi War Criminal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2013

Ever since convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke died last week, everyone from the Roman government to the Catholic Church have been washing their hands of him. Officials in his German hometown fear a burial site there could become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis. more...

Boxing in Congo: Boys Learn to Throw Punches, Not Grenades

Boxing in Congo: Boys Learn to Throw Punches, Not Grenades

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2013

He was a child soldier in Congo until a bomb fragment cost him his eye. Today, the boxer known as Kibomango teaches young men his skills in the hopes it will keep them from joining rebel militias. By Johannes Korge more... Comment ]

Nobel Peace Prize: Honor Highlights OPCW's Risky Syrian Mission

Nobel Peace Prize: Honor Highlights OPCW's Risky Syrian Mission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 11, 2013

The OPCW has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to eradicate chemical weapons around the world. But the honor pointedly draws attention to its current challenge: disposing of Syria's arsenal in the midst of a civil war. By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

Nazi Leader 'Mystery': Secret Rudolf Hess File to be Auctioned

Nazi Leader 'Mystery': Secret Rudolf Hess File to be Auctioned

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 10, 2013

A dossier of documents apparently drawn up by Rudolf Hess after the Nazi leader's flight to Scotland in 1941 has been discovered, and will be auctioned in the US. Whether it will shed any light on the bizarre actions of the Deputy Führer is another matter. By Axel Frohn more... Comment ]

A Difficult Guest: Reforms Top German President's France Visit

A Difficult Guest: Reforms Top German President's France Visit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2013

On Wednesday, President Joachim Gauck will be the first German head of state to visit the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the site of a massacre perpetrated by German troops in WWII. But he also has a message for the French: He'd like to see more economic reform. By Florian Gathmann in Paris more... Comment ]

Chemical Evidence: German Lab to Analyze Samples from Syria

Chemical Evidence: German Lab to Analyze Samples from Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2013

Samples collected by UN chemical weapons experts in Syria have been brought to Germany for analysis, according to a German newspaper. The information comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will not rule out military action against Syria. more... Comment ]