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Libya

'Libya is destroying itself'

ImageLibya is at risk of becoming a failed state. The country is threatened by both militias and jihadis made up of disaffected young Libyans with a radical agenda, says conflict expert Andreas Dittmann.

Court Cases

British-Iranian woman out on bail after volleyball arrest

The family of a British-Iranian woman jailed after watching a men's volleyball match in Tehran says she has been released on bail. Ghoncheh Ghavami had been in prison since her arrest in June.

Iran

Opinion: Another missed opportunity with Iran

In football terms, the nuclear talks in Vienna are already well into stoppage time. The international community must continue waiting for Iran to offer up more reasonable plans for cooperation, says DW's Barbara Wesel.

Afghanistan

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO military agreements

The Afghan parliament has given the green light to military agreements allowing foreign troops to remain in the country past the end of the year. Some 10,000 mostly US troops will now stay on.

Iran

Iran 'prepared' to extend nuclear talks

With little more than a day to reach an agreement, Iran is reportedly considering an extension of a nuclear talks deadline. Negotiations have faltered amid "serious gaps" between Western diplomats and Tehran.

Ukraine

Workers finish recovery of MH17 wreckage: Netherlands

The Dutch government says the week-long operation to recover wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is complete. Continued fighting around the broad debris field had delayed the operation.

Refugees

Italy rescues nearly 800 migrants from sea over 72 hours

The Italian coast guard and navy have intercepted hundreds of migrants from the central Mediterranean since Thursday. Meanwhile in Cyprus, authorities have rescued a large group of Syrian refugees heading for Europe.

United States

Mexico, Central American leaders hail Obama immigration reform; Republicans weigh options

The president of Mexico, along with Central American leaders, has praised the US president's unilateral action on immigration. Obama moved to grant new rights to millions of people living in the United States illegally.

Nigeria

Dozens killed in alleged Boko Haram attack on Nigerian fish traders

Dozens of people have been killed near a remote lakeside fishing community in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. One source puts the toll at 48. Authorities claim that Islamist Boko Haram insurgents were responsible.

Afghanistan

Bombing kills dozens at Afghan volleyball final

An Afghan volleyball tournament has been turned into carnage by a suicide bomber. Officials in Paktika province say at least 45 people, mostly spectators, were killed. Hundreds had gathered to watch the match final.