The Drama of Sinjar: Escaping the Islamic State in Iraq

The Drama of Sinjar: Escaping the Islamic State in Iraq

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2014

Last week, thousands of Yazidis were evacuated from the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, where they had fled due to marauding fighters from the Islamic State. Kurdish fighters from the PKK helped them escape, but it remains unclear if anyone can stop the IS jihadists. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

War in South Sudan: The World's Youngest State Faces Failure

War in South Sudan: The World's Youngest State Faces Failure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2014

It was only three years ago that South Sudan celebrated its newfound independence from Sudan. Now, a civil war is tearing the young state apart amid reports of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. At the heart of the conflict is oil and corruption. By Bartholomäus Grill in Juba, South Sudan more... Comment ]

Assad's New Bomb: Syrian Regime Hasn't Abandoned Chemical Weapons

Assad's New Bomb: Syrian Regime Hasn't Abandoned Chemical Weapons

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 08, 2014

Despite its pledge to eliminate chemical weapons, the Assad regime is attacking towns and villages with chlorine gas bombs. SPIEGEL visited the communities hit by the most recent bombings to interview victims, doctors and eyewitnesses. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

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 ]