Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest countries, wrecked by decades of conflict which led to the rise of the Islamist fundamentalist movement, the Taliban.
Despite the fall of the Taliban after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the security situation remains tense as extremists continue to stage regular attacks.
Germany's government will allocate 40 million euros this year to support migrants who choose to return to their country of origin. Germany's migration office has said some 430,000 asylum requests still remain unanswered.
More than two million people are currently displaced in Afghanistan. Many had fled their home provinces because of the fighting that has been plaguing the country since the 1980s, and hundreds of thousands used to live in neighboring Pakistan for years or even decades. But now, as Afghan-Pakistan relations have been cooling, Pakistan is expelling the Afghans.
The Turkish government has arrested several Uighur Muslims in connection with Istanbul's nightclub attack. In a DW interview, analyst Siegfried O. Wolf explains why the Uighur issue has expanded beyond China's borders.