The Syrian regime on trial

On 13 January 2022, the Koblenz Higher Regional Court sentenced Anwar R. to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity and murder. Anwar R. (58) was a colonel in the Syrian intelligence service. In the proceedings, the court dealt overall with the events during the “Arab Spring” in Syria at the beginning of 2011. The court described the reaction of the Syrian regime as a “widespread and systematic attack” against the Syrian civilian population. At the time, the regime established a “Central Office for Crisis Management”. The body was directly subordinate to President Bashar al-Assad. It determined that the security forces… Read More

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The pandemic sets refugees back in integration

By Lobna Alhindi and Michael Seifert You can hear it everywhere: Refugees complain that their German language skills are not developing or even regressing due to a year and a half of pandemic. Lobna herself states: “I have the feeling that I have lost contact with the German language. Before the Corona pandemic, I had many contacts with German friends. We met and talked more often. Then, because of the lockdown, we could no longer meet. Even when the situation got better again, we didn’t meet again. On the one hand, people want to protect themselves and their relatives from… Read More

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Visit visas are often refused: “Like a punch in the stomach”

By Oula Mahfouz and Ute Kaiser The Syrian grandparents in Turkey had one fervent wish: to see their children and grandchildren living in Germany and finally take them into their arms. The 71-year-old grandfather and the 63-year-old grandmother have only known their school-age grandchildren from photos and video calls. The family has been separated since they fled Syria – for six years now. All family members suffer from separation pain, says Hanin (name changed), the daughter who lives in Tübingen. Suddenly, “a light at the end of the tunnel” appeared for them. The family hoped for a reunion in Germany.… Read More

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In 2022, the minimum wage will be increased in several steps

In 2022, the minimum wage will be increased twice. As from January 1, the minimum wage will be increased from 9.60 to 9.82 euros per hour. In July 2022, the minimum wage will rise again from 9.82 to 10.45 euros. In addition, the new federal government plans to raise the minimum wage to 12 euros per hour. As the responsible Federal Minister of Labor, Hubertus Heil, told the media a few days ago, a draft law is to be presented as early as the beginning of 2022. tun21121405 Geldscheine. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona: Click… Read More

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What the new government plans for refugees and migrants

By Michael Seifert The new federal government, formed by the so-called “traffic light coalition” of the parties SPD, “Bündnis 90/Die Grünen” and FDP, has described its plans for the next four years in a coalition agreement. This also contains the political intentions for migration, integration and refugee policy. The realisation of these plans is to take place in laws and amendments to laws. At the moment, no one knows what will actually be implemented and when. So these are declarations of intent. tünews INTERNATIONAL took a closer look at the coalition agreement. The new government formulates as its goal: “We… Read More

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Social benefits will be increased in 2022

From January 2022, job center benefits such as social assistance or unemployment benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II) will increase. This is what the federal government writes on its website. Single adults in Germany will then receive 449 instead of 446 euros. Couples will receive 404 instead of 401 euros per person. For children up to 5 years of age, legal guardians will receive 285 euros (previously 283), for children between 6 and 13 years 311 instead of 309 euros, for young people between 14 and 17 years they will receive 376 euros (previously 373). Young adults between the ages of 18… Read More

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New Year in different cultures

People celebrate the first of January in most countries around the world these days. Possibly the only Islamic country that bans New Year’s Eve celebrations on religious grounds is Afghanistan. There, the sale of goods in connection with the celebrations is also illegal. In many other Islamic states, the New Year celebration is a social occasion, not a religious one. In Syria, for example, some families celebrate New Year’s Eve with a dinner of family and friends, often in restaurants and clubs. In Syria, there are also game shows where people go to win money. Official television stations broadcast the… Read More

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Booster vaccination after three months

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has changed its recommendation on booster vaccination. The booster vaccination for people aged 18 and over can be given from the completed third month after the complete basic immunisation. Older people or those with pre-existing conditions should be given priority for booster vaccinations. They have a greater risk of becoming severely ill with Corona. Those who have been proven to have been infected with Corona should wait at least three months after infection to receive a single vaccination dose. This was announced by the Stiko. The reason for this recommendation is, among other things,… Read More

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Political blackmail with refugees in Belarus has many predecessors in history

For many weeks, the media have been reporting that thousands of refugees from Arab countries and Afghanistan are trying to reach the EU at the borders of Belarus with Poland and Lithuania. There they want to apply for political asylum after being flown to the capital Minsk and brought from there to the border. Poland has erected a high barbed wire fence at the border and border guards keep pushing the refugees back into Belarusian territory, where they have to camp out in the open in the winter cold. There have already been several fatalities. The EU accuses the Belarusian… Read More

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tünews INTERNATIONAL gained reach in 2021

By Wolfgang Sannwald More and more people are taking notice of tünews INTERNATIONAL. This has been confirmed by the doubled number of clicks on our articles. We have been collecting click figures since March 15th, 2020, when we switched from printed wall newspapers and magazines to digital e-news in the middle of the first Corona lockdown. In 2020, we published 609 news stories online; in 2021, we published 391 by the end of November. We consistently research and write our own news. We do not publish opinion pieces, but factual and fact-based reports. Our news is published in four languages:… Read More

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