Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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Germany Braces For Terrorism Trial

Monday, April 15, 2013

Germany is preparing for its most important terrorism trial in decades.

Ten people — eight of them of Turkish descent, one of Greek extraction and one a German policewoman, were gunned down between 2000 and 2007. For years, German authorities failed to see a link between the crimes, ...


'I Liked It,' Putin Says Of Protest By Topless Women

Monday, April 08, 2013

At a trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, three women protesters got quite close to Russian President Vladimir Putin before stripping off their blouses and shouting expletives at the Russian leader.

Putin, who was joined at the fair by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, later sarcastically thanked the women for ...


Jewishness On Display: 'Truth' By Way Of Discomfort

Friday, April 05, 2013

In Berlin's Jewish Museum, a new exhibit called "The Whole Truth" asks visitors uncomfortable and even absurd questions about Jews. One of the curators, Michal Friedlander, says it is intentionally provocative.

"The point is to get people talking about how they perceive Jews, particularly in Germany today," she says.



German Prince Plans To Put Bison Back In The Wild

Monday, April 01, 2013

A small herd of European bison will soon be released in Germany's most densely populated state, the first time in nearly three centuries that these bison — known as wisents — will roam freely in Western Europe.

The project is the brainchild of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. He owns more ...


Long After Its Fall, Berlin Wall Is Focus Of New Protests

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Protected by scores of German police officers, workers removed sections of a key remnant of the Berlin Wall before dawn Wednesday despite earlier protests demanding the concrete artifact of the Cold War be preserved.

The removal came as a shock to residents, just as it did on Aug. 13, 1961, ...


What's Worked, And What Hasn't, In Gun-Loving Switzerland

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Switzerland has an entrenched gun culture that is embraced by most of its 8 million citizens, some of them as young as 10 years old.

Every Swiss community has a shooting range, and depending on who is counting, the alpine country ranks third or fourth in the number of guns ...


Germans Are Drinking Less Beer These Days, But Why?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

For centuries, Germany has been synonymous with beer. Tourists flock from around the world to take part in the country's many beer festivals, including the famous Oktoberfest.

But officials say the German beer tradition is waning. A recent government report found Germans drink less beer now ...


Afghans Seek A Homegrown Plan For Security

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

American troops are leaving volatile Kandahar province by the thousands, handing security over to Afghan forces. But many Afghans don't trust Western forces or their own government to...


Afghan Attacks On Western Partners Rising Sharply

Friday, August 17, 2012

A few years ago, it was rare to hear of assaults by men in Afghan security uniforms against NATO troops. But this year, such shootings account for more than 10 percent of the deaths a...


Egyptians Prepare For Historic Presidential Vote

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More than a year after its revolution, Egypt votes for a new president on Wednesday and Thursday. The race is wide open and none of the 12 candidates is expected to get an outright ma...