LESBOS, Greece – The latest as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety flood into Europe in search of a new life. All times local.
An Afghan official in Kabul says authorities will take back all Afghan citizens deported from Germany, which is struggling to accommodate the hundreds of thousands who have arrived this year seeking safety.
Afghans currently make up the second largest nationality, after Syrians, arriving in Europe.
The deputy presidential spokesman, Zafar Hashemi, says as a signatory to the Geneva Convention, Afghanistan is obliged to accept its citizens whose asylum applications have been rejected. He says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the issue.
Germany's interior minister has said many Afghans who arrive will have to go home.
Officials say Monday that 120,000 Afghans have left the country so far this year.