69 years after liberation of Auschwitz, we must acknowledge rise of race hate, says Rainer Schulze
Foreign ministers descend on Montreux despite 'near-zero' expectations of a political breakthrough
Such cruelty is not confined to the regime's prisons: humanitarian goals must take centre stage at talks
Evidence of 'systemic killing' by government officials emerges day before start of peace talks
Syrian Opposition threatens to boycott talks after Ban Ki-Moon extends invitation to Tehran
With voter support for new charter as high as 98%, military chief is almost certain to run for presidency
There's a 'schism' between those in West who want Assad gone and those who fear what replaces him
Draft charter seen as 'referendum' on removal of president Morsi and gives military more power
As Sharon's death is announced from Tel Aviv, young Israelis look to the future not the past
The feat Sharon pulled off in the Yom Kippur War made him a heroic general and saviour of Israel
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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