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Monuments Men: The Quest to Save Syria's History

Monuments Men: The Quest to Save Syria's History

August 04, 2014, 05:18 PM

While the civil war in Syria has killed tens of thousands of people, it has also destroyed countless of the country's ancient treasures. Now a number of Syrians are trying to save what artifacts they can -- and are risking their lives to do so. By Katrin Elger more... Comment ]


After the Arab Spring: The Return of the Generals

After the Arab Spring: The Return of the Generals

August 04, 2014, 03:37 PM

After the uprisings of 2011, the Arab world seemed to be moving towards democracy, but the recent resurgence of strongmen have illustrated just how deep certain divides still are -- and how desperate people are for stability. By Shadi Hamid more... Comment ]


Wiretapped: Israel Eavesdropped on John Kerry in Mideast Talks

Wiretapped: Israel Eavesdropped on John Kerry in Mideast Talks

August 03, 2014, 12:28 PM

New information indicates that Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on telephone conversations by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Sources told SPIEGEL the government then used the information obtained from the calls during negotiations in the Mideast conflict. more... Comment ]

Cold Paradise: US Struggles with Wave of Underage Immigrants

Cold Paradise: US Struggles with Wave of Underage Immigrants

July 30, 2014, 08:03 PM

Fleeing violence back home, tens of thousands of children and youth are fleeing Central America for the United States, many unaccompanied by a parent. The influx has bent US asylum policy to the breaking point. By Markus Feldenkirchen and Jens Glüsing in McAllen, Texas and La Ceira, Honduras more... Comment ]

The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in Gaza

The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in Gaza

July 29, 2014, 01:34 PM

Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip triggered a bloody war. Brutal images of dead and injured Palestinians have circulated widely, but a cease-fire still appears to be a long way off. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Gaza City more... Comment ]

Stopping Putin: The Time Has Come for Europe to Act

Stopping Putin: The Time Has Come for Europe to Act

July 28, 2014, 12:23 PM

Vladimir Putin has ignored Western demands that he cease arming and supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. As such, he shares responsibility for the shooting down of MH17. It is now time for Europe to take tough action. A DER SPIEGEL  Editorial more... Comment ]

Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: 'All the Conditions Are There for an Explosion'

Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: 'All the Conditions Are There for an Explosion'

July 24, 2014, 05:42 PM

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Yuval Diskin, former director of Israel's internal security service Shin Bet, speaks of the current clash between Israel and the Palestinians, what must be done to achieve peace and the lack of leadership in the Middle East. Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

July 22, 2014, 05:25 PM

Officials in Berlin were long in denial that their closest allies were spying on Germany. Now, ministries are undertaking measures to improve security and counterintelligence. They're anticipating frosty relations with the US for some time to come. more... Comment ]

The Tragedy of MH17: Attack Could Mark Turning Point in Ukraine Conflict

The Tragedy of MH17: Attack Could Mark Turning Point in Ukraine Conflict

July 21, 2014, 03:36 PM

The shooting down of a jet carrying 298 people on Thursday could mark the turning point in the conflict between Russia, Ukraine and the West. With evidence suggesting pro-Russian separatists fired the missile, pressure is mounting on Vladimir Putin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

July 18, 2014, 02:58 PM

Human rights attorney Mario Joseph and Tourism Minister Stéphanie Villedrouin are both trying to improve Haiti, but they are following radically different paths. The one wants justice, the other wants tourism. By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

July 18, 2014, 01:01 PM

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls the downing of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine "appalling" in an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE. He also discusses the flare-up in the Middle East and US espionage in Germany. Interview Conducted by Roland Nelles and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]