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Angela Merkel puts on hold arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, at least for the time being. The decision comes in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate.

Saudi Arabia says Jamal Khashoggis body is missing
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said his government does not know how dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul. He also said the body was missing.

Opinion: Hope for Afghanistan's democracy lies with voters
Afghan voters have shown their democratic determination by voting in parliamentary elections at the risk of their lives. It's state authorities and US policy towards the Taliban hindering democracy, says Florian Weigand.

Hundreds of migrants scale Spanish enclave fence
One man died and several were injured while trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Despite the Spanish government's promise to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, it has not yet done so.

Mass starvation looms quietly as civil war in Yemen rages
A civil war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-backed government has led to spiraling food prices. As ever more people face starvation, aid groups warn the crisis could trigger the world's worst famine in 100 years.

Jordan's king to scrap part of Israel peace treaty
King Abdullah said Jordan intends to reclaim territory leased to Israel under a 1994 peace deal. The 25-year lease on two pieces of agricultural land expires next year.

Siemens and GE sign deals to provide electricity to Iraq
German industrial giant Siemens has signed an informal deal to supply electricity to Iraq. There was a similar deal for US competitor General Electric, reportedly after intervention from the White House.

Donald Trump confirms US will pull out of nuclear arms pact with Russia
President Donald Trump has announced he will pull the United States out of a Cold War-era nuclear weapons deal with Russia. The president has accused Russia of violating the 1987 pact, but provided no further details.

What is the Orthodox Church?
After the Catholic and Protestant churches, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the world's third-largest Christian faith. As a rift between its Ukrainian and Russian branches deepen, DW looks at its history and beliefs.

Pro-independence ruling party wins Iraqi Kurdistan polls
The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party has won parliamentary polls in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the election commission says. The party held an independence referendum last year, angering the central Iraqi government.

Taiwan train accident leaves several dead, many injured
At least 18 people were killed and scores injured after a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan. The accident took place on a coastal railway line popular among tourists.

Rescued migrants in limbo while waiting for resettlement in Germany
More than 100 migrants who were rescued at sea have been waiting months to be transferred to Germany, the German government says. Bureaucracy seems to be the main obstacle.

Chinese rescuers rush to save trapped coal miners
Two people have died and 20 are trapped in a coal mine in eastern China after a rock burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Afghanistan elections: People shut out by chaos and violence return to vote
Technical issues persisted on the second day of the violence-marred parliamentary elections. Around 3 million Afghans voted defying calls from the Taliban militant group to boycott the ballot.

Women struggle to survive Greece's notorious refugee camp
Women stranded as refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos face daily violence, never-ending asylum procedures and horrible living conditions. DW's Marianna Karakoulaki spoke with some of them about their experiences.

Israel postpones forced eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suspended plans to demolish a Bedouin village in the West Bank amid international concern. The ICC has warned that evacuating Khan al-Ahmar could constitute a war crime.
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