Members of the German military will soon be joining efforts to combat Islamic State. That at least is what Angela Merkel's government wants.
Germany's Bundeswehr has supported a UN mission in Mali for nearly four years. DW takes a look at what it does there and the mission's role within Germany's larger Africa and Sahel strategy.
A 29-year-old suspected member of the Islamic State has been taken into custody by German authorities. He is accused of killing a man in Syria for "blasphemy" and leaving his body on display.
Family members and dignitaries including Germany's defense minister paid tribute to soldiers who died in a helicopter crash. They'd been conducting surveillance as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn Mali.
Interpol has received an apparent list of 173 potential suicide bombers for the Islamic State - which includes the name of one German. The list was reportedly recovered by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul.
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