The German government has been tightening restrictions on people from war-torn countries joining relatives who have found refuge in Germany. But in a few urgent cases, a sponsorship program has been able to help.
German refugee helpers who guaranteed the living costs of Syrian refugees are being forced to pay back costs by job centers. Refugee organizations say people are being punished for showing humanity.
A soldier in the Bundeswehr has been charged with planning to carry out attacks on high-ranking political figures and frame refugees for the crimes. The justice minister was among those on his hit list.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.
The German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR) has published its second annual report on the human rights situation in Germany. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers are facing challenges.
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