Operation Mekong: China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia

Operation Mekong China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia

China has always wielded significant influence in Southeast Asia. Lately, though, as the West turns its attention elsewhere, Beijing has been seeking to solidify its economic and political clout in the region. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations

Just days after DER SPIEGEL reported about rape allegations against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Las Vegas police opened an investigation into the claims. The alleged victim's lawyer has filed a civil complaint. more...


Complaint by an American Woman: Serious Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

Complaint by an American Woman Serious Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

The affair surrounding the alleged rape of an American woman in 2009 will have a legal follow-up for Cristiano Ronaldo. The lawyer of the alleged victim is filing a complaint in Nevada. By Rafael Buschmann, Andreas Meyhoff, Nicola Naber, Gerhard Pfeil, Antje Windmann, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more...

Armageddon Postponed: Syria's Idlib Province Gets New Lease on Life

Armageddon Postponed Syria's Idlib Province Gets New Lease on Life

The looming military offensive on the Idlib province in Syria has been called off for now. People there are yearning to return to normal life and rapidly planning for the future. But how long with the peace last? By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


The Forgotten War: A Visit to the Killing Fields of Yemen

The Forgotten War A Visit to the Killing Fields of Yemen

The forgotten war in Yemen has entered its fourth year and peace is nowhere in sight. With the healthcare system in shambles and bombs falling every day, it is the civilian population that suffers the most. A visit to North Yemen. By Fiona Ehlers  in Saada, Yemen more... Comment ]

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister: 'The Nuclear Agreement Is Not a Love Affair'

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister 'The Nuclear Agreement Is Not a Love Affair'

The nuclear deal with Iran is limping on even after the United States' withdrawal. DER SPIEGEL spoke with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the agreement, what Europe's options are and his country's growing influence in the Middle East. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

Orwellian Nightmare A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

When Europeans land on the U.S. No-Fly List, they have almost no chance to challenge it, as a German couple from Stuttgart recently found out the hard way. Their case casts light on an Orwellian lack of transparency in the war on terror. By Katrin Elger, Dietmar Hipp and Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]

Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

Fifty-Six Days of Separation The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother's arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed. By Marian Blasberg, Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


The Final Battle? All Eyes Turn to Idlib in Syrian War

The Final Battle? All Eyes Turn to Idlib in Syrian War

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has his eyes on recapturing Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria. But Russia may have other uses for the province. And Turkey and Iran have a say as well. An Analysis by Christoph Reuter and Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]