Since October the Iraqi embassy in Berlin issued nearly 1,500 travel permits for the return of their citizens. Every week a plane leaves from Berlin's Tegel airport to Iraq. DW's Charlotte Potts reports from the departure gate.
Germany's foreign minister has said he believes Myanmar will make a deal to repatriate 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled Rakhine state. Many in Myanmar see Rohingya as illegal immigrants responsible for terrorism.
Refugee family reunification in Germany was a major sticking point in preliminary coalition talks. DW explains how the process works – and why critics want to lift the current ban permanently.
The Federal Statistical Office has revealed that 2 percent of the people who lived in Germany at the end of 2016 had lodged asylum applications. That's more than double the figure for 2014.
As security becomes increasingly prioritized by German politicians, Berlin's Alexanderplatz has been dubbed one of the capital's most dangerous spots. DW's Kate Brady accompanied Berlin police on a Saturday night patrol.
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