Over 200 masked right-wing supporters, carrying placards with racist overtones, went on a rampage in the eastern city of Leipzig on Monday night, throwing fireworks, breaking windows and vandalizing buildings, police said. Emotions are running high in German cities after gangs of young migrant men sexually assaulted women at New[…]
Germany has seen no drop in the number of people arriving and seeking asylum despite EU efforts to confront a migration crisis, the deputy interior minister said on Wednesday, blaming a lack of controls at Europe’s borders. More than a million people fleeing the Middle East and Africa arrived in[…]
Germany shut down two train stations in Munich about an hour before midnight on Thursday following a tip from the intelligence service of a friendly country that the Islamic State (IS) militant group was planning a suicide bomb attack. The action by German authorities added to jitters in many capitals[…]
A German preacher was arrested in Germany on Tuesday for recruiting fighters for a militant group in Syria and purchasing and delivering military equipment, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said. Sven Lau, 35, is suspected of recruiting Germans living in and around the western German city of Duesseldorf to fight abroad[…]
Germany’s parliament has approved Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to join the military mission in Syria aimed at defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Germany will send six Tornado reconnaissance jets and a refuelling aircraft to back up the international anti-ISIL coalition, but its military will not[…]
Germany plans to send about 650 troops to Mali to help with the peacekeeping mission in the restive West African state, the defence minister said. “We will shortly ask parliament to approve a mandate of up to 650 soldiers,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. The move comes after[…]
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Wednesday to stick to her open-door refugee policy, defying criticism at home and abroad which has intensified due to growing fears about a potential security risk after the attacks in Paris. Conservative Merkel faces splits in her right-left coalition and pressure from EU states, including[…]
Nearly 1.5 million new refugees are expected to enter Germany by the end of the year. Some 500,000 refugees have entered the country since the beginning of September. With no end in sight it does not currently look as though that is a realistic possibility. The situation at Germany’s borders[…]
A German politician has been seriously wounded in a knife attack police suspect was linked to her work dealing with the ongoing refugee crisis. An official for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CPD) told Al Jazeera that Henriette Reker was attacked in Cologne while campaigning for the city’s[…]
In a country where the Turkish culture is dominant, the huge influx of refugees to Germany is expected to shake up the Muslim community, opening new gates of diversity and integration. “Most sermons are held in Turkish,” Yasemin El-Menouar, Islam expert at think-tank the Bertelsmann Foundation, told Agence France Presse[…]
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