Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

2017-11-18 17:01

Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue craft as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa.

Rohingya boy can't swim, floats on container to Bangladesh

2017-11-13 21:50

Thirteen-year-old Nabi Hussain couldn't swim and had never even seen the sea before fleeing his village in Myanmar.

Tunisians set fire to building after migrant tragedy

2017-10-13 13:20

Relatives of Tunisians who drowned after a migrant boat collided with a navy vessel at the weekend, have set fire to a local government building in protest, officials and an NGO say.

Italy pressed on Libyan migrant returns

2017-10-11 16:33

The Council of Europe is asking Italy to explain what its naval ships are doing off Libya's coast amid concerns that Europe-bound migrants who are sent back to Libya face "a real risk" of torture or inhuman treatment.

20% fall in migrants from Libya: EU naval force

2017-10-06 09:18

The number of illegal migrants leaving Libya for Europe has fallen by 20% so far this year, the European naval force charged with stopping people trafficking in the Mediterranean says.

Swiss politician convicted of helping migrants enter illegally

2017-09-29 07:55

A Swiss regional politician has been convicted for helping 24 migrants to illegally cross from Italy into Switzerland and for repeatedly inciting others to do the same.

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.


UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

2017-11-14 21:14

The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the tragic plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in a humanitarian crisis he said can cause regional instability and radicalisation.

'Shocking' abuse of migrants in Libya smuggling hub - UN

2017-10-17 14:10

More than 20 000 migrants, including pregnant women and babies, are being held either in detention centres or by traffickers in Libya's people-smuggling hub Sabratha, the UN has said, warning of abuse "on a shocking scale".

UN rights chief decries 'endemic' abuses after vist to Libya

2017-10-13 11:25

The UN human rights chief has warned that serious violations are "endemic" in many detention centres in Libya, but said he was optimistic that authorities were intent on improving the situation.

France to grant asylum to Niger, Chad migrants

2017-10-10 06:00

French President Emmanuel Macron says that the first operations to allow migrants to come legally to France from Niger and Chad will start in the coming weeks.

Sweden grants temporary asylum to 106-year-old Afghan woman

2017-10-04 21:11

A Swedish administrative court says a 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe in 2015, carried by her son and grandson through mountains, deserts and forests, has been granted temporary asylum in Sweden.

'I would be dead': Britain's Rohingyas speak out

2017-09-28 11:18

For members of Europe's biggest Rohingya community in Bradford, England, the news from Myanmar brings a mix of anger, fear and haunting memories of dramatic escapes from their homeland.

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.

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