World from Berlin: Germany's 'Cowardly Position' on Syria

World from Berlin: Germany's 'Cowardly Position' on Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 09, 2013

As Western leaders scramble to find a common stance on the crisis in Syria, Berlin's back and forth on the issue has become embarrassing, the German press writes on Monday. more... Comment ]

Gas Attack: Germany Offers Clue in Search for Truth in Syria

Gas Attack: Germany Offers Clue in Search for Truth in Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2013

German intelligence agrees with other Western agencies that the Assad regime was behind the Aug. 21 poison gas attack in Syria. One important clue was provided by a telephone conversation intercepted by German agents. By Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]

'A Slow Death': How the War Is Destroying Syria's Economy

'A Slow Death': How the War Is Destroying Syria's Economy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

Food is scarce in Syria, the currency is collapsing and entire industries have come to a standstill. But not even economic suffering brought on by the civil war will likely help end it. By Ulrike Putz in Beirut more... Comment ]

Assad's Cold Calculation: The Poison Gas War on the Syrian People

Assad's Cold Calculation: The Poison Gas War on the Syrian People

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2013

Evidence clearly suggests that Syria's president has deployed chemical weapons. The latest poison gas attack should set aside once and for all any reservations about military intervention. The credibility of Western countries is on the line. By Hans Hoyng and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Nerve Gas Expert on Syrian Attack: 'You Can't Fake These Symptoms'

Nerve Gas Expert on Syrian Attack: 'You Can't Fake These Symptoms'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

With images of screaming victims and numerous dead children, the shocking videos from Syria apparently show the consequences of a nerve agent attack there this week. Swiss expert Stefan Mogl explains the symptoms that can be seen in the images. more... Comment ]

Little Doubt: Experts Attest to Use of Nerve Gas in Syria

Little Doubt: Experts Attest to Use of Nerve Gas in Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

Experts are convinced that the hundreds of people who died in attacks in Syria on Wednesday were the victims of chemical weapons. It is yet to be confirmed, however, exactly what was deployed and whether the Assad regime is indeed responsible. By Markus Becker and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Hundreds Dead: Chemical Attacks Reported Outside Damascus

Hundreds Dead: Chemical Attacks Reported Outside Damascus

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2013

Activists accuse Syrian autocrat Bashar Assad of killing hundreds of his own citizens with poison gas early Wednesday in the region of Ghouta, east of Damascus. As global outrage sets in, Assad's supporters have been celebrating on Facebook. By Ulrike Putz in Beirut more... Comment ]

Danger in 3-D: The Rapid Spread of Printable Pistols

Danger in 3-D: The Rapid Spread of Printable Pistols

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2013

A student from Texas has invented a plastic pistol that anyone can make with a 3-D printer. It is undetectable by metal detectors and capable of killing. And it is spreading unchecked across the continents. By Uwe Buse more... Comment ]

Divisions in Brussels: EU Allows Syrian Arms Embargo to Expire

Divisions in Brussels: EU Allows Syrian Arms Embargo to Expire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2013

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels Monday failed to reach an agreement on extending the arms embargo on Syria. Beginning Saturday, member countries will be permitted to supply weapons and other military support to rebels, but all previous economic sanctions will remain in place. By Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]

Made in Germany: Berlin Under Fire for Tank Deal with Cairo

Made in Germany: Berlin Under Fire for Tank Deal with Cairo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

Berlin is once again in hot water over its arms export policy, having authorized the shipment of armored vehicles that were used to fatally crush peaceful demonstrators in Cairo. Tanks manufactured in Egypt under license by a German contractor have also ended up in war-torn countries. By Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

'Passed from War to War': Germany's Small Arms Exports Double

'Passed from War to War': Germany's Small Arms Exports Double

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

German machine guns and other small arms are more popular than they have been for years, with exports spiking dramatically despite "strict" trading standards, a media report said on Monday. more... Comment ]