56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

2017-03-26 18:11

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials say.

At least 250 Africans feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

2017-03-24 12:30

Over 250 African migrants are feared drowned in the Mediterranean after a charity's rescue boat found five corpses close to two sinking rubber dinghies off Libya.

Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door

2017-03-23 11:22

While President Donald Trump is slamming the door on Syrian migrants coming to the US, the governor of Argentina's San Luis province is welcoming them in what is seen as the most generous humanitarian programme of its kind in South America.

EU: We can make members accept refugees

2017-03-21 22:38

The EU's commissioner for migration says there are tools, means and power to make all members states comply with the relocation of migrants.

Italy summit seeks to make progress on Libya migrant accord

2017-03-20 12:10

Italy is hosting a European-North African migration summit aimed at helping implement a new accord with Libya to better patrol its coasts and stop smugglers from setting off with their human cargo.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

2017-03-18 06:47

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks staying in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Migrants in Hungary go on hunger strike

2017-03-13 19:19

Hungary's immigration and asylum office says 94 of 102 asylum seekers detained in a closed reception centre have launched a hunger strike.

Fearful immigrants in US get anti-deportation training

2017-03-12 17:46

Advocacy organisations in New York City and around the country are holding training sessions that offer tactical tips to immigrants worried about being deported.

Hungary 'systematically' abusing migrants: MSF

2017-03-09 12:43

Hungarian border police are systematically abusing migrants, through beatings, using tear gas and dogs and confiscating shoes in cold weather, according to Doctors Without Borders.

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

2017-03-07 16:33

Hungary's parliament has approved the automatic detention of all asylum-seekers in container camps at the country's southern borders, brushing off concerns from rights groups.


11 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

2017-03-24 18:49

Media reports say 11 people have drowned and five are missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

Australia rejects 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds

2017-03-23 14:30

Australia rejected 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds during more than a year of vetting while accepting 12 000 eligible for resettlement from Middle Eastern camps.

Australia close to resettling nearly 12 000 Syrian refugees

2017-03-22 12:57

Australia is close to resettling the 12 000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago.

Ghanaian jailed in Sicily; migrants say he tortured them

2017-03-20 16:28

A young man from Ghana has been jailed after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting smugglers to send them by boat to Italy, police say.

Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

2017-03-19 13:22

Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy.

Turkey threatens to send Europe '15 000 refugees a month'

2017-03-17 16:45

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to "blow the mind" of Europe by sending 15 000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc.

Immigration and EU - buzzwords in three key elections

2017-03-13 08:26

Dutch elections have set the stage for others in France and Germany that come against a background of eurosceptic or anti-immigrant sentiments boosted by Brexit.

Eight Iraqis saved from refrigerated truck in Spain

2017-03-11 17:47

Eight Iraqis, including four children, have been found crammed inside a refrigerated truck in a service area in eastern Spain.

EU court rules states not obliged to grant visas to refugees

2017-03-07 18:28

Europe's top court has ruled that European Union member states aren't obliged to grant humanitarian visas to people who want to enter their territory to apply for asylum.

US mulls splitting immigrant children from parents

2017-03-07 14:24

The United States is considering separating immigrant children from their parents in a bid to deter illegal migration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says.

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