Some 11,000 Syrian refugees have applied for asylum in Germany since the start of the conflict there. There are calls for them to be given refugee status to make their integration easier.
A prominent mayor's murder at Poland's largest charity event has put a spotlight on the country's conservative government — and how a fundraiser collecting money for hospitals could be a thorn in the government's side.
Mohamed J. was a longtime resident of Germany who was active in social projects both in Hamburg and his native Syria. Police are searching for a suspect and a motive for the slaying of the 48-year-old pharmacist.
Germany is forcing people displaced by the Syrian war to get documents and hand over money at Syrian consulates loyal to Bashar Assad. Refugee advocates say this is inhumane and supports the brutal Assad regime.
Hanan and Huda Othman have made it. Despite dealing with prejudice in Syria for their different religions, the couple is now enjoying the freedom and independence it always dreamed of — in northern Germany.
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