Middle East and Maghreb
Syria has been beset by violence for five years now. The international community is trying to find a political settlement and supplying humanitarian aid. moreThe conflict in Syria
International terrorism and cross-border organized crime are both major challenges for the international community.
In signing the Vienna agreement, the E3+3 countries and Iran reached consensus on a long-term settlement following more than 12 years of contention over Iran’s nuclear programme. There had been major doubts about the peaceful nature of this programme since 2002. On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its most important obligations. As a result, the E3+3 countries lifted their sanctions against Iran. moreThe conflict surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is at the centre of the many different conflict areas in the Middle East. moreIsrael and the Palestinian territories
The Arab world is changing. Germany supports the strengthening of democratic structures and respect for human rights. moreTransformation partnerships