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Not seeking asylum in the UK: Shehbaz Sharif

Says he will return before the budget session

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May 15, 2019


Saudi teenager on her way to Canada after being granted asylum

Rahaf al-Qunun fled Saudi Arabia saying her family abused her

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January 12, 2019


Consider Saudi teen for ‘refugee resettlement’, UN to Australia

She says she will be killed if she goes back

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January 9, 2019


Aasia Bibi’s lawyer wants German passports for her and family

Says the whole world is asking why Aasia Bibi is not coming

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November 20, 2018


Aasia Bibi seeks asylum in the Netherlands, lawyer says

Aasia Bibi was released from Multan prison on Wednesday night

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November 10, 2018


US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

The new rule is expected to get the president’s signature shortly

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November 9, 2018


Lesson in endurance: Syrian refugee teacher enters German school

FURSTENWALDE: Working at a German school is not just about reading and writing, maths and singing songs, says newly minted Syrian assistant teacher Hend al-Khabbaz. She was surprised to discover there is also a mountain of paperwork and administrative tasks to perform. The school “is better for the children, but it’s a lot of work…

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February 11, 2018


Houthis offer Saudi princes political asylum in Yemen

NEWS DESK: Houthi rebels say they are willing to offer Saudi princes political asylum in Yemen, days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman carried out the biggest anti-corruption purge in the kingdom’s modern history, reported alJazeera. A source close to the Houthi leadership told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that any Saudi prince or national…

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November 9, 2017


Refugees would again be welcomed by Germany: Merkel

NEWS DESK: Angela Merkel has said she has no qualms about her decision to open Germany’s doors to refugees in 2015, arguing that the policy was “humane” and a reaction to an emergency situation, reported The Independent. German Chancellor said she was convinced that she had made the right decision to allow safe passage –…

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August 30, 2017


Indians, Chinese among top asylum seekers, says recent study on migration

CHENNAI: Indian diaspora grows steady and strong with India topping the list among countries whose citizens acquire foreign nationality, said a recent global study on migration, reported Times of India. Unknown to many, a tiny bit of this migration is driven by asylum-seekers from home who count among the biggest groups seeking refuge from ‘persecution’…

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July 18, 2017


8 Turkish coup plotters request asylum in Greece: police

ALEXANDROUPOLI: A Turkish military helicopter landed in Greece Saturday carrying eight officers seeking asylum after a coup bid, Greek police said. The Black Hawk chopper arrived after sending a distress signal to authorities at the airport in Alexandroupolis in the country’s north. Seven of those on board were in military uniform and all are believed…

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July 16, 2016


Premature to speak of asylum for Assad: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it was premature to say whether Moscow would grant asylum to embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who had made “many mistakes.” “You know I believe that it is premature to discuss this,” Putin said in the second half of a two-part interview with German mass circulation daily Bild….

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January 12, 2016


Britain ‘to take 15,000 Syrian refugees’: report

LONDON: The British government is poised to accept 15,000 Syrian refugees and hopes next month to get backing for air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, the Sunday Times reported. Prime Minister David Cameron has been under pressure internationally and domestically to address the refugee crisis. On Thursday, he said he was “deeply moved” by images…

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September 6, 2015


France rejects asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange

PARIS: France swiftly rejected on Friday a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The founder of the transparency website had appealed directly to President Francois Hollande, days after Wikileaks published documents showing the United States had spied on successive French leaders, including Hollande himself. “My life is in danger,” Assange wrote in a…

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July 3, 2015


Fugitive Snowden to seek temporary asylum in Russia

MOSCOW: Fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, breaking weeks of silence, said in Moscow on Friday he was seeking temporary asylum in Russia and had no regrets about spilling US spy secrets.US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Friday, but appeared to make no headway on Washington's demand…

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July 13, 2013


Venezuela says Snowden has still not formally responded to asylum offer

MONTEVIDEO: Venezuela has still not received a formal response to its offer of asylum to former US spy contractor Edward Snowden, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told Reuters on Thursday.”We communicated last week, we made an offer and so far we haven't received a reply,” Jaua said on the sidelines of a regional foreign ministers'…

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July 12, 2013


Three Latin American leftist leaders offer asylum to Snowden

LA PAZ/CARACAS: Bolivia offered asylum on Saturday to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, joining leftist allies Venezuela and Nicaragua in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs.Snowden, 30, is believed to be holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport and…

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July 7, 2013


Venezuela offers asylum to US fugitive Snowden

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret US spy programs.”In the name of America's dignity … I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to Edward Snowden,” Maduro told a military parade marking…

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July 6, 2013


India says sees no reason to accept Snowden's asylum request

NEW DELHI: India sees no reason to accept a request for political asylum by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, the country's foreign ministry said on Tuesday. “Indian Embassy in Moscow did receive a request for asylum in a communication dated 30 June from Mr Edward Snowden,” Syed Akbaruddin, a spokesman for India's foreign…

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July 2, 2013


Snowden threatens new U.S. leaks, asks numerous countries for asylum

LONDON/MOSCOW: Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden broke his silence on Monday for the first time since fleeing to Moscow over a week ago, blasting the Obama administration and saying he remained free to make new disclosures about U.S. spying activity.Snowden, who faces espionage charges in the United States and is believed to be…

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July 2, 2013


Ecuador mulls Snowden asylum, in touch with Russia

HANOI: Ecuador is reviewing Edward Snowden's asylum request and will make a decision on the former U.S. intelligence contractor “in due time” based on human rights considerations above all, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Monday.The South American nation's leftist government is in “respectful” contact with Russia but also taking into account the U.S. government's…

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June 24, 2013