In most European countries, women in the armed forces are volunteers. Not so in Norway. It extended compulsory military service to women in summer 2016. Now more and more women are found on bases in the country.
A UK court has sentenced a Liberian-born nurse to 14 years for leading a sex trafficking ring that forced Nigerian women to work in German brothels. The nurse threatened her victims with voodoo magic to keep them quiet.
Foreign fighters are being sucked into the Syrian conflict. And many who are sent to the frontline are barely out of their teens. DW's Naomi Conrad met one of them.
International rights groups have questioned the regime's reform agenda after the activists were identified and called traitors in the media. All those arrested had called for an end to the ban on women driving cars.
The German military has been recruiting more and more minors, the Defense Ministry has admitted. Critics have accused the government of hypocrisy over opposition to the use of child soldiers.
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