Arrests in Germany: Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

Arrests in Germany Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

In a first, German authorities have arrested two men accused of being part of the Syrian regime's torture apparatus. Thousands of Syrian residents, and even German citizens, have been caught in Assad's jails, which have been the sites of widespread human rights abuses. By Jörg Diehl, Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Reuter, Vanessa Schlesier, Fidelius Schmid and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Prisoners of Their Own Rebellion: The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran

Prisoners of Their Own Rebellion The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran

Members of the Trump administration have been providing support to a political sect that aims to topple the Iranian regime in Tehran. Around 2,000 of its members live in a camp in Albania. Former members say it subjected followers to torture and psychological terror. By Luisa Hommerich more... Comment ]


Four Billion More: What to Do About Massive Population Growth

Four Billion More What to Do About Massive Population Growth

The populations in the poorest countries on earth are doubling every few decades. That necessarily leads to conflict over scarce resources such as land, food and work -- and to more migration to Europe. But there are solutions. By Fiona Ehlers, Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger and Samiha Shafy more...

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

Ben Rhodes was a key adviser in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. With his memoir now being published in German, DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about the Donald Trump presidency, America's diminished role in the world and Obama's Middle East policy. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Arms Race: Will Europe Be Victim of Nuclear Power Plays?

Arms Race Will Europe Be Victim of Nuclear Power Plays?

U.S. President Trump has accused Russia of violating the INF arms control treaty and has suspended the pact, firing the starting gun on a new high-tech arms race. NATO is caught in the middle of what's been described in Berlin as the "Trump-Putin problem." By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Football Leaks Whistleblower Pinto: 'This Football Mafia Is Everywhere'

Interview with Football Leaks Whistleblower Pinto 'This Football Mafia Is Everywhere'

In an interview, Rui Pinto, the Portuguese man who kept the industry in suspense over revelations from Football Leaks, discusses his life in anonymity, the explosive power of his documents and accusations that he is a hacker. Interview Conducted By Rafael Buschmann, Hendrik Maassen (NDR), Yann Philippin (Mediapart), Nino Seidel (NDR) and Michael Wulzinger more... Video ]


Endless War: A Visit with the Taliban in Afghanistan

Endless War A Visit with the Taliban in Afghanistan

More than 17 years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the country is still at war. The Afghan army is weak, a resurgent Taliban is mounting fresh attacks and new peace negotiations do not include Kabul. Peace remains a distant goal. By Fritz Schaap and Sergio Ramazzotti (Photos) more... Comment ]

Risk of a 'Caribbean Syria': All Eyes on the Army in Venezuela Power Struggle

Risk of a 'Caribbean Syria' All Eyes on the Army in Venezuela Power Struggle

With support from Washington, Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó has declared himself the country's new president. Ultimately, though, the military will determine the outcome of his power struggle with incumbent Nicolás Maduro. By Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]


Trophy Trouble: The Dark Side of Doing Business in Qatar

Trophy Trouble The Dark Side of Doing Business in Qatar

When Qatar almost had to open the 2015 World Handball Championship before the trophy had been made, an entrepreneur stepped in to help the emir and the country save face. Rather than getting paid, his life turned into a living hell. By Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

Interview with Football Leaks Lawyer: 'He Is Absolutely Aware of the Earthquake He Triggered'

Interview with Football Leaks Lawyer 'He Is Absolutely Aware of the Earthquake He Triggered'

William Bourdon is a lawyer who represents prominent whistblowers. He's now leading the defense team for Rui Pinto, the man behind the Football Leaks revelations. In an interview, Bourdon discusses his client's motives and the threat he will be extradited to Portugal. By Rafael Buschmann, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more...