The refugee crisis still a hot topic for Germans and has been keeping them busy in the past year. Over a million people migrated to Germany in 2015 – and without voluntary help it would probably have been impossible to manage.
Nineteen people have arrived in Kabul after being deported from Germany. Protesters gathered at Düsseldorf airport before their departure to highlight that Afghanistan is not safe.
Parliamentarians are grappling with a new law to reunite families with migrants who have fled dire circumstances, but who don't have refugee status. Both the left and the right have concerns about its implementation.
An Afghan asylum seeker has gone before a German court for killing an Afghan refugee who converted to Christianity. The defendant admitted to stabbing the woman repeatedly in a German supermarket.
186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year. That's down more than 100,000 from 2016 - the Germany Interior Ministry says the massive numbers from the height of the crisis have been "overcome."
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