SPIEGEL ONLINE Your Way
Facebook

Twitter



International: World archive

Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State

Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State

August 19, 2014, 05:57 PM

Images of Yazidis fleeing parts of Iraq and Syria have shocked the world and the battle against the jihadists with the Islamic State has united Americans, Europeans, Kurds and Iranians. Can the Islamists be stopped? By SPIEGEL Staff more...


The Drama of Sinjar: Escaping the Islamic State in Iraq

The Drama of Sinjar: Escaping the Islamic State in Iraq

August 18, 2014, 04:16 PM

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 ]


Suras and Tolerance: Meet Europe's Gay Imam

Suras and Tolerance: Meet Europe's Gay Imam

August 13, 2014, 02:34 PM

A homosexual French Muslim imam is spreading a message of religion and tolerance in Europe. In addition to opening a gay-friendly mosque in Paris, he also recently married a lesbian couple in Sweden. By Takis Würger more... Comment ]

'They're Killing Us': The Disturbing Rise of the Islamic State

'They're Killing Us': The Disturbing Rise of the Islamic State

August 11, 2014, 06:54 PM

The Islamic State is conquering cities in Syria and Iraq with disturbing frequency and tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis are fleeing. The US has begun air strikes, but the Islamists are benefiting from instability in both countries. By Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Spoils of War: Violence in Gaza Leads to Youth Radicalization

The Spoils of War: Violence in Gaza Leads to Youth Radicalization

August 11, 2014, 06:39 PM

The most recent cease-fire appears to be holding in the Gaza Strip, but vast damage has already been done. In addition to the appalling loss of life and destruction of property, the war has pushed even more Palestinians to the radical fringes. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Rafah, Gaza Strip more... Comment ]

One-Man State: Presidential Election Set to Seal Erdogan's Supremacy

One-Man State: Presidential Election Set to Seal Erdogan's Supremacy

August 06, 2014, 03:28 PM

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan began his political career as a democratic reformer. But those days are long gone. His battles against the country's old elite and the demonstrators of Gezi Park revealed his despotic tendencies. Now, he wants to become president. By Hasnain Kazim and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Gaza Crisis: 'The Real Danger to Israel Comes from Within'

Gaza Crisis: 'The Real Danger to Israel Comes from Within'

August 05, 2014, 05:13 PM

Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, but left behind death and destruction. Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz tells SPIEGEL that her country is gripped by fear and is becoming increasingly suspicious of democracy. Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Global Missionary: John Kerry's Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

Global Missionary: John Kerry's Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

August 05, 2014, 11:56 AM

John Kerry has spent months rushing from one conflict to the next, but has little show for it. His failures are symptomatic of an America that lacks a foreign policy identity -- and of a country that seems uncomfortable with its role as a superpower. By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

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 ]