Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

2017-05-21 21:41

Australia has given 7 500 boat people until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the "game is up" for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers.

At least 5 000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

2017-05-20 20:00

At least 5 000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya this week by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries say.

Libya intercepts almost 500 migrants after sea duel

2017-05-11 14:58

Libya's coastguard has intercepted a wooden boat packed with almost 500 migrants after duelling with a German rescue ship and coming under fire from traffickers, the navy says.

Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

2017-05-09 17:22

About 100 African migrants stormed over a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Tuesday in a violent assault that left three police officers injured, officials said.

Huge anti-government protest held in Warsaw

2017-05-06 21:05

Tens of thousands have demonstrated in Warsaw against Poland's government, saying the rule of law was at stake.

Food insecurity increases global migration - UN

2017-05-06 12:23

The UN food agency says a global crisis in food supplies is causing even more migrants to cross borders.

Hungary completes 2nd border fence meant to stop migrants

2017-04-28 22:06

A second fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop any surge in the flow of migrants toward Western Europe has been completed, the Hungarian government says.

50 Syria migrants stranded on Morocco-Algeria border

2017-04-27 16:00

A group of around 50 Syrian migrants have been stranded in the Moroccan-Algerian border zone with neither country granting them access, say activists.

Migrant rescue boats colluding with traffickers: Prosecutor

2017-04-23 17:27

An Italian prosecutor claims charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are in direct contact with people traffickers in Libya.

Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 migrants

2017-04-22 17:16

Morocco has accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrian migrants across the countries' shared border and criticised it for "inhumane behaviour".


2 100 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

2017-05-20 22:15

The Italian coast guard says about 2 100 migrants have been rescued at sea to be brought to safety in Italy.

West Africans in Minnesota to lose immigration status

2017-05-17 11:37

Hundreds of people living in Minnesota are expected are expected to lose the temporary immigration status they were given when the Ebola epidemic hit three West African countries three years ago.

Germany arrests second soldier in far-right plot

2017-05-09 18:16

German authorities have arrested a second soldier on allegations he was part of a far-right plot to assassinate political figures and blame the attack on refugees.

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at sea

2017-05-08 06:09

Gunmen have mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy says.

Growing African repression causing migrant exodus: Oxfam

2017-05-06 13:09

African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave their homes, British charity Oxfam says, as Germany warns of the destabilising effect migration is having on the continent.

EU prolongs migrant border controls

2017-05-02 20:01

The EU says it will allow Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and non-EU country Norway to prolong ID checks at their borders for another couple of months.

German soldier posing as refugee arrested in attack plot

2017-04-27 17:28

A German soldier who led a "double life" pretending to be a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion he planned a gun attack with racist motives.

Australian PM to meet Trump after heated phone call

2017-04-26 13:00

Australia's prime minister says he's looking forward to meeting President Donald Trump next week in New York, more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

Romanian police find 111 migrants in back of truck

2017-04-22 18:33

Romanian border police say they have stopped 111 asylum seekers hidden away in the back of a large truck who trying to leave Romania illegally.

Migrants flee Libya as weather becomes warmer

2017-04-19 05:08

Aid groups say the recent spike in Mediterranean migrant rescues corresponds with improved weather conditions and the start of beefed-up Libyan coast guard patrols.

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