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Thousands demonstrate in Germany against far-right NPD party
12 Mar 2017 12:30

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against far-right NPD party

Islam Times - Thousands of people in Germany have staged a rally against the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies of the country’s far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to reporters at the European Union Council building in Brussels, Belgium, March 10, 2017.
12 Mar 2017 10:31

Merkel to meet Trump in US visit

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to travel to the United States to meet with President Donald Trump and discuss with him issues of mutual concern.

 
Germany’s Ban on 33 Kurdish Symbols Aimed at Courting Turkey?
12 Mar 2017 08:09

Germany’s Ban on 33 Kurdish Symbols Aimed at Courting Turkey?

Islam Times - Germany has banned over 30 symbols used by Kurdish political and military groups, in an alleged bid to ease ongoing tensions with Turkey.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) meets his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, in Berlin, March 8, 2017.
8 Mar 2017 11:24

Germany makes ‘red lines’ clear to Turkey

Islam Times - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he has made it clear that any attempt by Turkish officials to compare the German government to Nazi Germany is a “red lines” that should not be crossed.

 
Syrian refugee Anas Modamani sits at the district court in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, February 6, 2017.
8 Mar 2017 05:49

German court rejects refugee lawsuit against Facebook

Islam Times - A court in southern Germany has dismissed a lawsuit by a Syrian refugee demanding an injunction against Facebook to remove hate posts related to him on the social networking website.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
7 Mar 2017 09:25

Germany annuls another Turkish referendum rally in Hamburg

Islam Times - German authorities have canceled another Turkish rally in support of increasing the powers of Turkey’s president in Hamburg, where Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was supposed to deliver a speech.

 
Policemen stand next to their cars on the grounds of the Bilal mosque in the Griesheim district of Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on February 1, 2017.
6 Mar 2017 12:47

Germany sees surge in number of extremists traveling to Iraq, Syria

Islam Times - German media have reported a surge in the number of homegrown extremists who have traveled to conflict zones in the Middle East.

 
Peter Altmaier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff
6 Mar 2017 12:44

German chancellery says Nazi remarks by Turkey ‘unacceptable’

Islam Times - The German Chancellery has described as “absolutely unacceptable” recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comparing German authorities to Nazis for banning Turkish officials from holding campaign events in Germany.

 
Merkel Visited North Africa to Tackle Refugee Crisis, Warn Turkey
6 Mar 2017 08:30

Merkel Visited North Africa to Tackle Refugee Crisis, Warn Turkey

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Egypt and Tunisia and held talks with leaders of the two countries with illegal migrants topping the agenda.

 
The area around the city hall of Gaggenau, southwestern Germany, is cordoned off with barrier tape of the police on March 3, 2017.
4 Mar 2017 05:51

Third German town cancels Turkish rally, police say

Islam Times - Amid a deepening dispute between Ankara and Berlin, a third German town has called off a rally by a Turkish government minister, police say.

 
Muslims attend Friday prayer in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, October 7, 2016.
4 Mar 2017 05:45

German school bans Muslim pupils from publicly praying

Islam Times - A school in Germany’s western city of Wuppertal has ordered teachers to prevent Muslim pupils from publicly praying.

 
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends a panel discussion during the 2nd day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MCS) in Munich, southern Germany, February 18, 2017.
28 Feb 2017 08:38

Germany to help Baltic states establish Russian-language media

Islam Times - Germany plans to help Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania establish Russian-language media outlets to counter the “disinformation” allegedly being spread by Russian channels broadcasting in the region.

 
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 8, 2017.
23 Feb 2017 04:50

Germany to 'evaluate' refugees' mobile phone data in certain cases: Minister

Islam Times - Germany will begin to "evaluate" the mobile phone data of refugees in certain cases to speed up their deportation process once they are denied refugee status, the German interior minister says.

 
German Intel Clears Russia on Interference
19 Feb 2017 04:34

German Intel Clears Russia on Interference

Islam Times - After a multi-month, politically charged investigation, German intelligence agencies could find no good evidence of Moscow-directed cyber-attacks or a disinformation campaign aimed at subverting the democratic process in Germany. Undaunted, Chancellor Angela Merkel has commissioned a new ...

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech on the 2nd day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MCS) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 18, 2017.
18 Feb 2017 11:47

Merkel calls for joint efforts with Moscow to battle terrorism

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for joint cooperation with Russia in the fight against terrorism.

 
US-manufactured “My Friend Cayla” doll has been banned in Germany as a device that can spy on children.
18 Feb 2017 07:08

Germany bans US-made 'smart doll' that spies on children

Islam Times - German regulators have banned a US-manufactured “smart doll”, warning that it is a de facto "spying device" and called on parents to destroy or disable it.

 
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen addresses the first day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 17, 2017.
18 Feb 2017 07:03

Germany warns Trump over Russia detente, abandoning EU values

Islam Times - Germany has warned US President Donald Trump against damaging the European Union’s cohesion by abandoning shared values and pursuing a rapprochement with arch-rival Russia.

 
The file photo shows a German police officer during a raid in the south of the country.
16 Feb 2017 07:14

Germany launches raids into homes of Turkish clerics

Islam Times - German authorities have launched raids into the homes of four Turkish clerics suspected of espionage for Ankara.

 
Germany Postpones Israel Conference over Illegal Settlements
15 Feb 2017 07:44

Germany Postpones Israel Conference over Illegal Settlements

Islam Times - A planned conference with Israeli regime authorities was postponed by German government reportedly over ignorance of International calls to stop illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian lands.

 
Syrian refugee takes Facebook to German court over fake news pictures
8 Feb 2017 12:18

Syrian refugee takes Facebook to German court over fake news pictures

Islam Times - Facebook is being sued by a Syrian refugee whose picture with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was used in fake news items which falsely linked him to terrorist attacks.