"Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has banned the Shia terrorist organisation Hezbollah in Germany," a ministry spokesman says, as country raids several places to detain suspected members of group.
Facing an unprecedented economic slowdown brought on by the pandemic, countries are looking for ways out that do not endanger the lives of their citizens.
Leaders around the world are wrestling with the dilemma of how to return to normal and kickstart their shattered economies without risking a devastating second wave of infections.
Coronavirus deaths in Germany reach 3,495, surpassing the total number of deaths from the pandemic reported so far by China, where the virus first emerged.
The breakthrough came after the Netherlands softened its position on the crucial question of making countries in need commit to economic reform and outside oversight in return for assistance.
While Germany has one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases, its death rate is relatively lower than other countries.
Some world leaders had to self-isolate due to proximity to the virus or even testing positive, but all of them are carefully monitored by medical professionals and maintained regular appearances both remotely and publicly.
The financially well-off members such as Germany and the Netherlands are hesitating to help Italy, Spain and France, where thousands have been killed by Covid-19.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was tested multiple times for coronavirus after contact with a coronavirus-infected doctor, all results coming back negative.
While both sides have traded barbs on the refugee situation, they are working towards finding common ground to diffuse tensions on the Greek border.
Merkel's statement left the parliamentary meeting startled and silent, according to a report by German newspaper Bild.
There can be no military solution to the conflict, Chancellor Angela Merkel tells militia chief Khalifa Haftar during talks in Berlin.
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