In the conflict over Libya, a North African country of considerable strategic importance for Europe, three countries have been setting the agenda betting on a military solution: Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. Does diplomacy still have a chance?By Markus Becker, Christian Esch, Christiane Hoffmann, Frank Hornig, Matthias Gebauer, Mirco Keilberth, Steffen Lüdke, Peter Müller, Maximilian Popp, Mathieu von Rohr, Britta Sandberg, Christoph Schult und Severin Weiland
The path to this Sunday's peace conference on Libya in Berlin was anything but certain. First, officials in the German government had to convince all the parties in the conflict to attend.By Christian Esch, Matthias Gebauer, Christiane Hoffmann, Christoph Schult und Severin Weiland
Bei einem Kurzbesuch von Verteidigungsminister de Maizière in Abu Dhabi ging es neben Gesprächen über den Syrien-Konflikt auch ums große Geschäft: Die Scheichs wollen ihre Luftwaffe massiv aufrüsten - der CDU-Politiker legte ihnen den "Eurofighter" ans Herz.Von Matthias Gebauer
A lack of orders had almost sunk the shipbuilding subsidiaries of German steelmaking giant ThyssenKrupp. Now, an investor from Abu Dhabi is buying a large chunk of the operation. German commentators praise the move, but note how the financial crisis has forced Germany to be less picky about foreign investors.
Abu Dhabi's stake in Daimler may herald a wave of Arab investments in German companies that are now available at bargain prices in the economic crisis. However, the new investors are likely to want a bigger say in corporate strategy than German executives have been used to.Von Matthias Kaufmann, Christoph Rottwilm und Nils-Viktor Sorge
Abu Dhabi's stake in Daimler is a resounding vote of confidence in German industry and is even fueling desperate hopes of an economic recovery, write German media commentators. It is also being seen as a negative signal for ailing automaker Opel, which has yet to attract buyers.
Abu Dhabi has bought a 9.1 percent stake in Daimler in a deal analysts say has come at just the right time for the German automaker battling the global economic downturn. The stake is expected to shield Daimler from a hedge fund takeover.Von Hasnain Kazim und Bernhard Zand
The financial crisis has led to the cancellation of spectacular construction projects in the previously booming metropolises of Dubai, Moscow and Abu Dhabi. Does the demise of overblown architecture spell an opportunity for sustainable building?Von SPIEGEL Staff
For years, Manchester City has been overshadowed in the British Premier League by richer and more glamorous teams like Chelsea and Manchester United. But now the new owners from Abu Dhabi have announced an unparalleled shopping spree that will shake up British football.Von Maik Grossekathöfer und Gerhard Pfeil
In a SPIEGEL interview, one of the art world's biggest globalizing forces, Guggenheim mastermind Thomas Krens, discusses his affinity for massive projects, including the organization's biggest undertaking ever -- an outpost in Abu Dhabi he hopes to establish as the world's first museum for global contemporary art.
France and Abu Dhabi signed a deal Tuesday to build a branch of the renowned Louvre Museum on an island off the emirate state. La Grande Nation will be 700 million richer -- but is it selling off its national legacy?
Everyone's heard of the Louvre and the MOMA, but not everyone knows Abu Dhabi is aspiring to become one of the world's new culture capitals. Star architects have been commissioned to build the world's most spectacular museums on an island just off the Arab metropolis.Von Heiko Klaas