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Rohingya refugee influx over, says Bangladesh

2017-09-23 15:11

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials have said.

US court deals blow to Trump travel ban

2017-09-08 11:59

A federal court in California has dealt a new blow to the Trump administration's travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country.

Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protest against Myanmar

2017-09-06 17:00

Indonesian Muslims have protested outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, demanding an end to violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Trump to end protections for young immigrant 'Dreamers': report

2017-09-04 08:23

US President Donald Trump has decided to end a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation, while deferring enforcement for six months, Politico reported Sunday.

American dream fades for child immigrants under Trump

2017-08-31 09:44

That temporary DACA reprieve which has helped younger, undocumented immigrants get a legal status in the US is now in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump's administration.

133 trafficked migrants rescued in Mexico

2017-08-30 09:28

Mexican authorities have said they rescued 133 Central American migrants, including 34 children, from a house where they were apparently locked up and abandoned while being trafficked to the US.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

2017-08-11 11:30

The Libyan navy has ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia 'deliberately drowned' by smuggler off Yemen

2017-08-10 10:02

The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been "deliberately drowned" after a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast.

Dozens of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post

2017-08-07 18:27

More than 100 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, careering through with agents unable to stop them, police said.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 137 migrants

2017-08-07 06:17

Libya's coastguard has intercepted 137 migrants including five women and three children, as they attempted to reach Europe, a migration official says.

 

From war in DRC to swimming the open ocean

2017-09-12 06:13

He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and travelled 3 400km to Cape Town. Now, almost five years after getting asylum, Arafat Gatabazi will embark on a 12km swim from Robben Island to Sea Point to raise funds for a crèche in Khayelitsha.

Obliterated village burned by Rohingya, Myanmar police say

2017-09-07 09:35

Myanmar security officials have taken journalists to a still-smouldering Rohingya village where the government says members of the Muslim minority set fire to their own homes and vehicles.

Thousands of refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

2017-09-04 15:46

Thousands of mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar.

Federal judge blocks Texas' tough 'sanctuary cities' law

2017-08-31 11:41

A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law allowing police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions like traffic stops.

Hungary extends state of emergency due to migrant crisis

2017-08-31 08:52

The Hungarian government has decided to extend by six months the state of emergency declared in 2016 because of the migrant crisis.

Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada asylum process

2017-08-24 12:19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned there is no advantage for asylum seekers who evade border checkpoints to cross into the country from the US.

Smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

2017-08-10 19:21

Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead.

Canada sends soldiers to migrant border crossing

2017-08-10 06:27

Canada has sent soldiers to a remote spot on the Quebec-New York border where asylum seekers are crossing illegally.

More than 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post

2017-08-07 13:29

More than 180 migrants have stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities say.

Australia PM brushes off leaked Trump phone transcript

2017-08-04 13:19

Australia's prime minister sought to downplay an unflattering account of a controversial refugee swap deal which emerged in a leaked transcript of a bad-tempered phone call with US President Donald Trump.

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