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UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF: New Balkan border restrictions on refugees and migrants untenable

  Written by The Sofia Globe staff on November 22, 2015 A range of new restrictions against the movement of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards is increasingly untenable, the UN refugee agency, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN children’s fund said in a joint statement. The […]

‘Punching in the Dark’: Why Islamic State Is Winning the Online War

Islamistisches Propagandavideo In the wake of the Paris attacks, authorities are becoming increasingly concerned about Islamic State’s skillful use of the Internet. So far, however, European countermeasures have been frustratingly ineffective.By SPIEGEL Staff It sounded like jihadi megalomania. “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women.” Every Muslim is to kill a “Crusader,” […]

Paris Attacks May Unsettle EU’s Debate on Migration

Chancellor Angel Merkel has been under intensifying fire for opening Germany’s doors to refugees A girl carries her doll as she and other migrants and refugees walk after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Saturday. The attacks in Paris quickly galvanized opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES By ANTON […]

Awakening to the Reality of War: A Journey Along the Refugee Trail

Awakening to the Reality of War: A Journey Along the Refugee Trail By Navid Kermani Moises Saman/ Magnum/ Agentur Focus/ DER SPIEGEL Novelist Navid Kermani and photographer Moises Saman recently traveled for SPIEGEL from Budapest through the Balkans to Turkey. They tell of Europe’s treatment of immigrants who almost all have the same destination: Germany. […]

‘We’re Under Water’: Germany Shows Signs of Strain from Mass of Refugees

AFP The unceasing influx of refugees is creating tremendous uncertainty in Germany. Many towns and cities are calling for help and the government appears to be rudderless. Pressure is mounting for Chancellor Angela Merkel to act. By SPIEGEL Staff The road to the reception camp in Hesepe has become something of a refugees’ avenue. Small […]

The German Lynchmob: Islamophobe Movement Returns With a Vengeance

The German Lynchmob: Islamophobe Movement Returns With a Vengeance DPA It was nearly dormant for months, but recent weeks have seen the return of Germany’s islamophobic, anti-refugee Pegida movement. More confident and aggressive than ever, officials worry the hatred could spread to the mainstream. By SPIEGEL Staff “I’m not a Nazi,” the innkeeper says, standing without an umbrella in […]

Angela Merkel in Muslim headdress picture sparks anger in Germany

Angela Merkel in Muslim headdress picture sparks anger in Germany Viewers failed to see the funny side of the photoshopped image Lee Williams  @leeroy112  Tuesday 6 October 2015 15:10 BST 31 comments An image of Angela Merkel wearing a Muslim headdress has provoked a backlash against a German TV station. The photoshopped picture shows the German chancellor […]

Germany: Angela Merkel visit to India, holds bilateral trade talks

Pics: Angela Merkel’s three-day India visit Posted by: Jagriti Kumari Updated: Monday, October 5, 2015, 16:05 [IST] Share this on your social network:    FacebookTwitterGoogle+   Comments (0) Mail New Delhi, Oct 5: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who arrived here on a three-day visit to India, will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi today. […]

Darmstadt Germany: Muslim father strangled daughter to death in ‘honor killing’

Germany: Muslim father strangled daughter to death in ‘honour killing’ after she shoplifted By Tom Porter September 28, 2015 16:17 BST Source: International Business Times A Muslim father strangled his 19-year-old daughter to death after learning that she had been caught shoplifting condoms to have sex with her boyfriend, who she had been forbidden from seeing. […]

Saudi Arabia offers Germany 200 mosques – one for every 100 refugees who arrived last weekend Saudi Arabia has reportedly responded to the growing number of people fleeing the Middle East for western Europe – by offering to build 200 mosques in Germany. Syria’s richer Gulf neighbours have been accused of not doing their fair share in the humanitarian crisis, with Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE also keeping their […]


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