140 held in US pro-immigration protest

2014-08-29 10:04

At least 140 demonstrators rallying for looser immigration rules have been arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience.

A tsunami of incomers

2014-06-16 07:00

SA can control the migrant influx by using interventions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Spain intercepts boats carrying immigrants

2013-08-12 16:20

A Spanish maritime safety agency has intercepted nine inflatable toy boats carrying 59 African migrants, officials say.

Fingerprinting illegal immigrants 'best'

2013-08-08 14:03

Britain should consider fingerprinting the thousands of immigrants caught trying to enter the country illegally every year via France, says an independent report on Britain's borders.

More dead in Indonesia boat sinking

2013-07-26 09:12

The death toll from an overcrowded asylum seeker boat carrying more than 200 people that sank off Indonesia's coast has climbed to 15 after four more bodies were recovered, says a rescuer.

Rape claims at Australian asylum camp

2013-07-24 09:55

Australian Immigration Minister Tony Burke has described as "horrific" explosive claims that asylum-seekers at one of its processing camps in Papua New Guinea are being raped and tortured.

Nauru refugee riots follow crackdown

2013-07-20 14:08

Eyewitnesses say buildings have been razed as hundreds of asylum-seekers escaped detention during riots at an Australian refugee facility.

Australia to send boat people to PNG

2013-07-19 12:05

Australia plans to resettle asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea as part of a radical overhaul of its border protection policy to help stem the flood of boatpeople arriving on its shores, say reports.

Italy failing teen refugees: Charities

2013-07-09 16:01

Teenage migrants stranded in poor conditions on an Italian island are the true victims of an immigration system that can fail the most vulnerable, charity operators say.

Pope visits island to mourn dead refugees

2013-07-08 11:03

Pope Francis is set to fly to the Italian island of Lampedusa to honour the hundreds of migrants and refugees who have drowned trying to reach its shores in perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.


Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Libya deports 100s of African immigrants

2013-11-27 15:16

Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of refugees and Islamist militants.

6 migrants drown, 100 rescued off Sicily

2013-08-10 13:17

The Italian coastguard has found the bodies of six migrants dead on a tourist beach in Sicily while more than 100 others, thought to be Syrians, have been rescued, officials say.

Australia resolute on asylum policy

2013-07-28 08:55

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he made "absolutely no apology" for his hardline new policy on asylum-seekers under which they are sent to Papua New Guinea.

Assange launches party in Australia

2013-07-25 10:01

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has officially launched his political party to contest Australian elections this year.

Migrants rescued at sea off Sicily

2013-07-23 15:03

A total of 199 migrants, including 19 women and 17 children, have been rescued at sea off Sicily's south-eastern tip, say Italian authorities.

New Australia refugee plan condemned

2013-07-19 18:19

Amnesty International has condemned Australia's new measures to stem an increase in refugee boats from Indonesia which includes a deal to send all boat arrivals to Papua New Guinea.

Bush, Obama leap into US immigration fight

2013-07-11 11:00

Obama, Bush leap into US immigration fight, try to nudge House Republicans

Pope slams global indifference to refugees

2013-07-08 15:00

Pope Francis has called for an end to worldwide indifference to the plight of refugees on a visit to an Italian island where tens of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East reach Europe.

Yemenis forced from Saudi 'struggling'

2013-07-05 19:04

Yemen has asked the International Organisation for Migration to help 200 000 Yemenis forced to leave Saudi Arabia in the past three months amid a crackdown on undocumented migrants, says the IOM.

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