Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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Germans Open Their Homes To Refugee Roommates

Friday, March 06, 2015

A flood of refugees in Germany has strained resources, particularly housing. A website has signed up hundreds of Germans willing to have the newcomers come and live with them.


Highest-Ranking Muslim German Official Says Terrorist Attacks Bolster Discrimination

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Aydan Özoguz, Germany's federal commissioner for migration and refugees, is the highest-ranking Muslim in the German government. She says she is frustrated by the way terrorist incidents drive wedges between different groups in Germany.


Without Apprenticeships, Migrant Germans Lack Career Opportunties

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Germany is home to about 4 million Muslims, many of them born there. But they are often not embraced by society. A study found Germans with immigrant roots are often passed over for apprenticeships.


A German Muslim Asks His Compatriots: 'What Do You Want To Know?'

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.


Merkel's U.S. Visit Could Turn Testy

Sunday, February 08, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday for talks with President Obama. The meeting could be a tense one, over differences in handling the crisis in Ukraine.


A Holocaust Survivor, Spared From Auschwitz At The Last Second

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The line on the left went to the gas chambers, but an SS guard shoved Jack Mandelbaum to the right. Thus began a three-year nightmare in seven camps for a Jewish teenager who refused to give up hope.


Anti-Islamization Rally In Germany Draws Counter-Demonstrators

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thousands of people protested against Muslim immigration in the city of Leipzig Wednesday night. They were met by large counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.


Police, Counter-Demonstrators Dampen Anti-Islam March In Leipzig

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.


A German Plan: House Refugees In An Old Concentration Camp

Friday, January 16, 2015

With refugees streaming in, Germany is running short of places for them. One city has proposed housing refugees in a barracks on the grounds of the notorious Buchenwald camp.


Germans March In Dresden To Protest Radical Islam

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

More than 25,000 Germans protested against what they describe as radical Islam and runaway immigration. Proponents and critics say the record attendance was a result of the terror attacks in Paris.


Anti-Immigrant Rally Draws Thousands In Dresden

Monday, January 12, 2015

Supporters of a German movement that seeks to limit Muslim immigration marched through the streets of Dresden on Monday, despite appeals for them to lesson inter-communal tensions.


Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The country has suffered from graft and poverty since the fall of communism 25 years ago. Can a new president and an anti-corruption crusader make a difference?


Romania's Rush To Judge Ceausescu Haunts Retired General

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Andrei Kemenici, who was a colonel then, says he still thinks about the 4 days he held Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife in custody before their execution 25 years ago on Christmas Day.


25 Years After Death, A Dictator Still Casts A Shadow In Romania

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nicolae Ceausescu ruled with an iron fist for 25 years until he was overthrown and executed on Christmas Day in 1989. A quarter-century after his ouster, the country is still dealing with his legacy.


New Romanian President Vows To Crack Down On Corruption

Friday, December 19, 2014

On Sunday, Romania will swear in a new president, the first from one of that country's ethnic minorities. Klaus Iohannis, a little known mayor from Transylvania with German ancestry, scored a surprise victory last month over Romania's prime minister.


From German Teen To ISIS Jihadist: A Father's Struggle To Understand

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Manfred Karg's 19-year-old son, a convert to Islam, is one of at least 60 Germans killed fighting alongside ISIS militants. Karg says efforts to stop the flow to Syria and Iraq are taking too long.


German Government May Say 'Nein' To After Work Emails

Monday, December 01, 2014

In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies are already doing that.


Though Usually Stoic, Merkel Shows Growing Ire With Russia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attacked Russian actions in Ukraine, telling the German parliament that it will take long-term sanctions and perseverance to end the crisis there.


The Rare Place Where Israelis And Iranians Play Together

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Iran and Israel are sworn enemies, but Germany is neutral ground where people from those countries can collaborate musically. Sistanagila, an Israeli-Iranian ensemble, is doing just that.


Berlin's 'Palace Of Tears,' A Reminder Of Divided Families, Despair

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Berlin Wall separated many German families, and their anguish was visible at the former Berlin railway station — now a museum — that was the main crossing between East and West.