The Anti-Terror Raid That Asked All The Wrong Questions

Ten months before the deadly attacks in Paris, a nighttime raid in a quiet corner of Belgium left an apartment destroyed, two suspected plotters dead, one man arrested — and a host of unanswered questions. BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh investigates a shoot-out that shows Europe’s terrorism problem starts at home.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Brussels On Lockdown Amid ISIS Manhunt

Late on Sunday, the Belgian Prime Minister said the state of high alert would continue into Monday, and the metro and schools would remain closed. Joshua Hersh reports from Brussels for BuzzFeed News.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

As Refugee Issue Divides U.S., Germans Come Together

Germany, the country many refugees hope to reach, has put aside divisions in the wake of the Paris attacks — for now.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Paris Attacks Have Further Divided Germany’s Leadership On Its Plan To Take In Refugees

"Paris changes everything," a German minister told a local newspaper.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Having Opened Its Doors To Refugees, Germany Risks A Far-Right Backlash

Germany has earned positive headlines for its open-door policy on refugees. But in small towns across the country, far-right groups are stoking up anti-immigrant sentiment. BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh reports.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Land Mines Become The Latest Hurdle As Refugees Seek Passage Through Croatia

Nearly 60,000 land mines are scattered around Croatian countryside.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

A Day After Welcoming Refugees, Croatia Admits It’s Overwhelmed By The Surge

"Croatia will not be able to receive more people," the country's interior minister said.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Refugees Arrive At The Hungarian Border Only To Find The Gates, And Dreams, Shut Down

“The only choice is to stay here, and to force them to open this door."

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Iraqi Family Whose Photograph Went Viral Describe Their Harrowing Journey From Baghdad To Berlin

After arriving in Germany, the family told BuzzFeed News that they want to have their own house and start living normal lives.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Syrians Join Germans In Welcoming A New Wave Of Refugees

“We wanted to see this for ourselves.” BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh reports from Munich.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Refugees Arrive In Germany But Many Are Already Thinking About Their Next Destination

Weeks of delay and detention seemed to have already exhausted most of the refugees' enthusiasm about their final destination. BuzzFeed News' Joshua Hersh reports from Munich.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago

Alan Gross Spent Five Years In Prison For Trying To Help Cubans Use The Internet

In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don't want them is a policy that is as well-intentioned as it is poorly executed.

Joshua Hersh • 3 years ago