A young man lights a candle on Wednesday at a makeshift memorial to a  Syrian man believed to have died  outside the central registration office for asylum seekers in Berlin. The story of the man’s death turned out to be a hoax. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Did you hear? A 13-year-old girl in Berlin was abducted by asylum seekers and gang raped for 30 hours. And a 24-year-old Syrian man in Berlin died of (...)

An undated  composite image  provided by the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) showing the wanted former RAF terrorists Burkhard Garweg, Ernst-Volker Wilhelm Staub and Daniela Klette. Photograph: EPA/BKA

Armed with rocket launchers and Kalashnikovs, Germany’s extreme-left Red Army Faction (RAF) is back with a bang. For two decades the RAF, a radical (...)

Police outside the  Hauptbahnhof railway station in Cologne  where on New Year’s Eve gangs of what victims described as North African men allegedly molested and  robbed  passing women. Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images

German prosecutors have offered a cash reward of €10,000 for information that could lead to the arrest of suspects in mass sexual assaults on women pa(...)

 Riot police armed with machine guns in front of Pasing railway station  in Munich, Germany on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Germany received a tip hours before midnight that militants from Iraq and Syria were planning New Year attacks in Munich but police could not find the(...)

 Crime scene investigators  at a residential building in Wallenfels, where the bodies of several babies were found at the home in the small southern German town. Photograph: EPA

The bodies of eight babies have been found at an apartment in a Bavarian town, German police said on Friday. Police said a local woman found the body (...)

An escalation in fighting in recent weeks is set to prompt a new wave of displaced Syrians. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

A wave of up to 100,000 refugees has fled the Syrian city of Aleppo and surrounding areas since the beginning of Russian attacks there, the president (...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s president Francois Hollande present a unified front on the refugee crisis. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned as “repulsive” a violent stand-off in Saxony between German police and a far-right mob over an asylum-se(...)

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in 2009. File photograph: Reuters/Foto-Team-Mueller

German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from(...)

 Armed Belgian police officers guard the building of the Federal Parquet in Brussels, Belgium, on  January 16th, 2015. Thirteen people were detained in 12 anti-terrorism raids in the Belgian city of Verviers. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Dozens of suspected terrorists were arrested by police across northern Europe yesterday as part of a crackdown on jihadism, as Belgian authorities (...)

Belgian police  patrol  in Verviers Eastern Belgium on Friday, the day after an anti-terrorist operation. Two people died and one was injured in a police anti-terrorism operation in the city against a suspected jihadist cell. Photograph: EPA

Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects on Friday as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after las(...)