A pilot project at the University of Potsdam is training refugee teachers in an intensive course that prepares them to teach in German schools. DW meets one student who is looking forward to standing in front of a blackboard again.
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."
The US State Department has demanded the UN aid agency UNRWA "fundamentally re-examine" its work. President Trump has been critical of the agency and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for it to "disappear."
The Turkish president has threatened to "clear Turkey's southern borders of terror" by targeting a Kurdish-held enclave in Syria. Turkish artillery has been shelling the area.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move comes a few days after President Trump threatened to cut off US aid to Palestinians. Experts warn that closing the agency could increase poverty and fuel violence.
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