In 2015, 1.3 million people - over double the number of previous years - from the Middle East and North Africa applied for asylum within the EU. A new study identifies the lack of prospects as a key driver of migration.
The Social Democrats' leader has warned of the "fatal mistake" of mixing the debate on integration with security policy. Weeks ahead of key elections, the SPD has tried to distance itself from Angela Merkel's CDU.
The Bahraini government recently shuttered the country's only independent newspaper. Exiled journalist Nazeeha Saeed writes that the media can no longer hold the region's leaders accountable.
Italian authorities say they've seized a migrant rescue boat used by German NGO "Jugend Rettet" in the Mediterranean. It happened the same day Italy's parliament approved a naval mission to deter migrant arrivals.
The deportation of a 15-year-old German-born girl to Nepal earlier this year caused an uproar. Now the girl and her parents have received visas to return to Germany after her classmates and local officials intervened.
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