Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

Monday, June 13, 2016

Providing care to asylum seekers has been a challenge, not least due to language barriers. Two entrepreneurs have turned shipping containers into mobile clinics, with 24-hour access to translators.


U.S. Enlarges Its Military Footprint In Eastern Europe, To Mixed Reviews

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In Poland and Romania, some are happy to have new U.S. bases in light of recent Russian moves. But others say the most likely result will be heightened tensions with Moscow.


Loss And Reunion For Family Fleeing Afghanistan

Saturday, May 14, 2016

One Afghan family fled to Germany through the Mediterranean to save one child from the clutches of an Afghan strongman. But it cost the life of another one of their children, or so they thought.


To Defend NATO, U.S. Sets Up Missile Defense Systems In Eastern Europe

Friday, May 13, 2016

New U.S. bases are located on Cold War relics — areas that once belonged to Warsaw Pact forces. The U.S. is trying to reassure the Russians that the defense systems are not a threat.


Romania Hosts First U.S. Bases As Russia Distrust Mounts

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mounting Romanian distrust of Russia following its actions in neighboring Ukraine and Moldova has driven Bucharest to take dramatic steps to modernize its military and host some of the first U.S. bases in a former Iron Curtain country.


U.S., NATO Reveal Plan To Confront Russian Aggression

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A change of command ceremony at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, became a platform for the Pentagon chief and his top generals to lash out at Russian aggression.


German Authorities Crack Down On Leader Of Anti-Islam Group

Monday, April 25, 2016

German authorities say a rise in hate speech is fueling attacks on migrants and Muslims in Germany, which is why they're aggressively pursuing the founder of one anti-Islamist movement in court.


Some Families Of Brussels Terror Victims Still Waiting For Identification

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Critics say Belgian forensics teams are taking too long to identify victims, leaving some families in the dark about their loved ones.


European Ministers Hold Meeting In Brussels After Terror Attacks

Thursday, March 24, 2016

With pressure mounting to improve inter-agency communication, European ministers hold contentious talks in Brussels, a city reeling from the deadly terrorist attacks this week.


Belgian Authorities Continue Search For Key Suspect In Brussels Attacks

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Authorities are still searching for a suspect involved in Tuesday's airport bombing. The federal prosecutor says more is known about the bombers who killed at least 31 and wounded hundreds.


Investigators Ask Public To Help Identify Possible Suspect In Belgium Attacks

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Police in Belgium are searching for a man they believe is connected to Tuesday's back-to-back bombings in the airport and at a subway station in Brussels. More than 30 people are dead and at least 200 wounded after explosions struck the city during the morning rush hour.


Wanted: Female German Astronauts

Friday, March 18, 2016

Aerospace engineer Claudia Kessler is searching for Germany's first female astronaut. The country's previous 11 astronauts were all men, which she says highlights German sexism in the sciences.


Migrant Backlash Benefits Germany's Far-Right Party

Monday, March 14, 2016

In local German elections, voters delivered a harsh blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats over her refugee policy that saw more than a million migrants apply for asylum last year.


New German Law Delays Refugee Families Reuniting

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Germany is determined to dissuade more asylum seekers from coming there, but a new law its parliament passed last month targets an especially vulnerable group: children.


German Anti-Immigrant Party Gaining Election Momentum

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The rise in hostile rhetoric against migrants in Germany is being linked to the country's new populist political party. The "Alliance for Germany is expected to win pivotal elections on Sunday.


EU Welcomes Turkey's Plan To Take Back Migrants Illegally Entering Europe

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Turkey's prime minister surprised European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels by linking progress in Turkey's application to join the EU to assisting Europe with the migrant crisis.


Bernie Sanders Ticks Off Romanians On Twitter Over Internet Speed Tweet

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Pointing out America's inadequacies is a common tactic in U.S. presidential campaigns, but sometimes the jabs backfire. That happened this week to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders when he took on Internet speeds in the U.S.

His observation Wednesday drew a flurry of annoyed responses on both sides of the Atlantic. ...


Donald Trump Looms Large — Even Among Observers Looking On From Germany

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In Germany, the American presidential primaries are generating more interest than usual — especially in Trump, a candidate who has German roots, and whose rise has many Germans feeling alarmed.


Pressures Of Migrant Crisis Weigh Heavy On Germany

Monday, February 29, 2016

Germany is straining to cope with the large number of asylum-seekers and is encouraging some of them to return home. Germany's Parliament has also passed new laws making deportation easier.


Discouraged By Delays In Germany, Some Migrants Opt To Return Home

Friday, February 26, 2016

They say they are leaving because of lengthy delays in being recognized as refugees, poor living conditions and humiliation at the hands of German authorities.