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Politics

Cambodian political rivals reach deal to end deadlock

ImageCambodia's opposition party has struck a deal with PM Hun Sen, after almost a year of boycotting Parliament over alleged electoral fraud. But critics say that the vague agreement 'will come back to haunt the opposition.'

Nigeria

Nigeria President Jonathan meets Boko Haram victims

Nigeria’s president has met with parents of kidnapped schoolgirls and their classmates who managed to escape their captors. On April 14, 276 girls aged 12 to 17 were seized in Chibok, a remote corner of Borno state.

Aviation

Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights over safety concerns

Several international airlines including Germany's Lufthansa have announced that they are suspending flights to Tel Aviv for safety reasons. This came after at least one militant rocket reportedly hit near the airport.

Syria

Militant groups encumber Syria aid efforts

More than 10 million people in Syria are in need of assistance. International aid organizations are doing their best to reduce suffering there - but armed opposition groups are hindering their work.

Society

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism at demos

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have condemned anti-Semitism after several protests over Israel's Gaza offensive turned violent. They pledged to do everything in their power to combat the problem.

Elections

Commentary: A new era for Indonesia

Two weeks after the presidential elections, the Indonesia election commission has announced the results of the poll: Joko Widodo won by a narrow margin. That's good for the country, says DW's Grahame Lucas.

Armed Conflict

Israel pounds Gaza as Hamas rocket fire continues

Israel has continued its offensive in the Gaza Strip as it seeks to stop rocket fire from militants. More than 2,000 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza.

Ukraine

Ukraine receives Malaysia MH17 bodies from separatists

Bodies recovered from the downed Malaysian flight MH17 will next head to the Netherlands for identification. A first train carrying passengers' remains has arrived in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

Diplomacy

Kerry, Ban push Israel and Hamas to accept ceasefire

As Israel continues its ground offensive in Gaza, diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire have been stepped up. Both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry were in the region for talks.

Media

Forbes' sale shows Asian media's 'great growth potential'

After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media has sold a controlling stake in the firm to Hong Kong-based investors, a move that symbolizes the rise of Chinese ownership of media firms, analyst Ken Doctor tells DW.

Netherlands

EU to discuss punishing Putin following MH17 crash

The EU's foreign ministers are meeting to discuss new sanctions on Russia following the destruction of the MH17 passenger plane. Only the Netherlands - of all nations - is delaying proceedings.