Recruiting offices for the French police and armed forces are signing up record numbers. Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, a good 1500 young men and women have been applying daily - three times as many as before.
Chancellor Merkel has called for the deployment of anti-terror troops in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. European and African leaders met for talks outside Paris to discuss plans to battle the growing jihadi threat.
A new African military force in the Sahel region could be operational in the next few months after donors pledged millions at a conference in France. Paul Melly from Chatham House talked to DW about the G5 Sahel force.
NATO has been at the heart of defense policy for many Western European nations for decades. As time has gone on, it's moved eastwards. But how did the alliance become what it is? Who pays for it? Where is it going?
Rights group Human Rights Watch has accused Iran of recruiting Afghan immigrant children to fight in Syria. Under international law, recruitment of children under age 15 is a war crime.
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