German Chemicals for Syria: Merkel Denies Military Use

German Chemicals for Syria: Merkel Denies Military Use

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 19, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that according to preliminary information, German chemicals sent to Syria were not used to produce sarin. The Left Party wants a closer look. more... Comment ]

Mad about Guns: America's Deadly Weapons Obsession

Mad about Guns: America's Deadly Weapons Obsession

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2013

The tragic shooting in Washington feels all too much like deja vu. But President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats no longer even attempt to take on the real issue: America's unhindered gun mania. A Commentary By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

'More Boldness': Merkel in Pre-Vote Dispute over Arms Exports

'More Boldness': Merkel in Pre-Vote Dispute over Arms Exports

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2013

An internal paper indicates Chancellor Merkel's conservatives want Germany to increase arms exports, a move strictly opposed by her coalition partners. Foreign Minister Westerwelle struck back this week, highlighting a government spat just days before the election. By Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]

What Putin Wants: Moscow's Fear of Jihad Drives Policy on Syria

What Putin Wants: Moscow's Fear of Jihad Drives Policy on Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin is clearly enjoying his role as a key player in the Syrian conflict. But Moscow also has a very real concern: If Islamist extremism prevails in Syria, there could be serious consequences for Russia. A Commentary by Uwe Klußmann more... Comment ]

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 ]