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Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousands

Protesters want the govt to reject a UN migration pact

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December 17, 2018


Govt seeks parliament’s consensus on nationality to refugees

Issue of refugees will be debated in parliament

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October 3, 2018


Germany to ease immigration rules to fight worker shortage

The policy will attract foreign jobseekers

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October 2, 2018


Smugglers pave path for migrants from Africa to Europe

Ninety percent of migrants who enter Europe are helped by human traffickers, he added, citing a 2015 study.

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September 18, 2018


Bengali, Afghan migrants to get ID cards, passports

Imran Khan said the identity crisis of thousands of Bengali and Afghan migrants is pushing them to crime.

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September 16, 2018


19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

At least 19 drowned and between 25 and 30 were still missing, the Turkish Cypriot security forces said in a statement

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July 19, 2018


Thousands march against US immigration policy

Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy and to demand the immediate reunification of families separated at the border with Mexico. Directly across from the White House, demonstrators filled Lafayette Square park in an atmosphere of both indignation and sadness, before marching toward the Capitol….

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July 1, 2018


Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: navy

Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday. Three separate operations took place on Sunday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesperson Ayoub Kacem said. The migrants were on…

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June 25, 2018


Busloads of migrants from ‘caravan’ arrive at US-Mexico border

TIJUANA, Mexico: Dozens of Central American migrants from about 600 traveling in a “caravan” through Mexico arrived at the border city of Tijuana late on Tuesday despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to claim asylum in the United States, reported Reuters. By evening, two busloads of men, women and children arrived…

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April 25, 2018


Two dead, dozens saved in latest migrant boat rescue

ROME: Two women died and many others are presumed drowned after a migrant boat carrying dozens of people sank in the Mediterranean, rescue services in Italy said.  Among the 83 people rescued were three babies who were revived by medical teams. “A tragic day in the Mediterranean. The Aquarius was mobilised for a rescue of…

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April 24, 2018


Two Gujranwala migrants killed on Pak-Iran border

GUJRANWALA: Iranian border forces have killed two migrants from Gujranwala on the border with Pakistan, the families said on Tuesday. Lakht-e-Abbas and Sarfaraz, in their 20s, were trying to illegally cross into Iran when they were spotted and shot by the Iranian border guards. They died on the spot. Eleven people are still missing. “My…

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April 10, 2018


Israel orders African refugees to leave country within three months or face prison

NEWS DESK: The Israeli government has ordered thousands of African refugees and migrants to leave the country within three months or face prison, reported The Independent with additional input from agencies. The Population and Immigration Authority called this week on those from Sudan and Eritrea to leave “to their country or to a third country”,…

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January 3, 2018


255 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italian coastguard

Some 255 migrants were rescued overnight in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, just before a front of bad weather hit the area, the Italian coastguard said Tuesday. The non-governmental organisation Proactiva Open Arms picked up a rubber dinghy carrying 134 people, including seven children, on Monday night. They were to be transferred to…

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December 27, 2017


US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

NEWS DESK: The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday, reported AFP. “Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN…

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December 3, 2017


Video: 20 bodies found in Balochistan in four days

QUETTA: The bullet-riddled bodies of five people found on Saturday in Balochistan, in the same area where 15 bodies were discovered three days earlier, officials said. The five migrants whose corpses were found in the district of Ketch near the Iranian border had been killed two days ago, said provincial government spokesman Anwaar ul Haq….

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November 18, 2017


Over 8,000 migrants rescued in Med in 48 hours

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday. “On Monday, we rescued about 5,000 people from four large boats, one smaller one and 18 rubber dinghies,” a spokesman told AFP. People were pulled to safety by coastguard vessels, military…

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June 27, 2017


At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

At least 97 migrants went missing after their boat sank Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said. Survivors said those missing include 15 women and five children, General Ayoub Kacem told AFP. He said the Libyan coast guard had rescued a further 23 migrants of various African nationalities just under 10 kilometres (6…

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April 13, 2017


Migrants in Europe, facts and figures

Brussels, Belgium: Of the more than 500 million people in the European Union, some 34 million or less than seven percent are counted as migrants. Of that total, 14.3 million are EU citizens who have taken advantage of the bloc’s free movement possibilities, while just under 20 million come from third countries outside. Here is…

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March 19, 2017


Keep out! Ten of world’s top walls

PARIS: When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 there were 16 major walls protecting borders around the world. In 2016 that number had grown to 66, according to researcher Elisabeth Vallet of the University of Quebec. As US President Donald Trump took the first step Wednesday towards fulfilling his pledge to build a wall…

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January 26, 2017


Joy for migrants as Qatar abolishes dreaded ‘kafala’ labour system

Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial “kafala” system, arguably the biggest ever labour reform undertaken by the 2022 football World Cup host nation. In a long-expected announcement, Labour Minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said the “kafala” rules would be abolished from Tuesday, December 13. He said a contract-based system to…

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December 12, 2016

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