Hundreds of Bosnians went to Syria to fight for IS. Now that it’s suffering losses, many are coming back and their presence is a source of concern. Bosnians have not been allowed to travel to Syria or Iraq since 2013.
A Berlin hairdresser cuts the hair of homeless people for free, to help them regain their dignity as well as to improve their hygiene. They often tell her about their lives and about how they ended up on the streets.
There are over ten NGO-run boats patrolling the coast of Libya to help thousands of refugees. But Frontex, the European border control and coast guard agency, thinks they are playing into the hands of smugglers.
Relations between Latvia and Russia have grown extremely tense since the latter’s annexation of Crimea. The small Baltic republic feels under pressure from its big neighbor. At the same time, the Russian minority in Latvia is deeply divided.
In most European countries, women in the armed forces are volunteers. Not so in Norway. It extended compulsory military service to women in summer 2016. Now more and more women are found on bases in the country.