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UK visa to become more expensive for Pakistani migrants 

The UK has double the immigration health surcharge

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January 7, 2019


Belgian prime minister resigns over migration

Resignation comes after demonstrations descended into scuffles

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December 19, 2018


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


Karachi dangerously close to a water crisis: Indian scientists

Ten cities across the world are facing ‘Day Zeroes’ or severe water shortage in the near future unless they do something—and Karachi is one of them. “The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board barely meets 50 percent of the city’s total water requirement,” says the India-based Centre for Science and Environment. “The city’s population is growing…

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April 25, 2018


Climate change to adversely affect children: study

ISLAMABAD: Children will bear the brunt of the impact of climate change because of their increased risk of health problems, malnutrition and migration, according to a new study. The findings are published as scientists began meeting in Stockholm to produce the most comprehensive assessment yet of our knowledge of climate change. Over the next five…

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September 26, 2017


Mass migration happening as persecution of Rohingya Muslims continues in Myanmar

NEWS DESK: A large number of Rohingya Muslims are migrating from Myanmar to Bangladesh after facing severe forms of persecution in their own country. Watch this report:

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September 3, 2017


US Muslim leaders sue Trump over ‘fear-mongering’ travel ban

WASHINGTON: US Muslim leaders filed suit against President Donald Trump over an immigration order that they said was a “fear-mongering” attempt at keeping members of their religion out of the country. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, joined 26 others as plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleging that Trump’s temporary ban on…

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January 31, 2017


Trump downplays travel ban impact as fallout deepens

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump struggled to contain the political fallout from his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, as his own acting attorney general ordered the Justice Department not to defend the measure. In remarks at the White House and on Twitter, Trump variously tried to play down the impact of the order he…

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January 31, 2017


Starbucks, Airbnb pledge support for migrants after Trump ban

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump’s border clampdown has stirred Starbucks and Airbnb to help those affected by the temporary immigration ban — pledging to hire more refugees and provide accommodation. Trump’s measures suspend the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,…

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January 30, 2017


Migrant crisis is ‘global challenge’: G7 leaders

TOKYO: The refugee crisis gripping Europe is a problem that the whole world must deal with, G7 leaders said Friday, as it called for beefed-up efforts to tackle the root causes of mass migration. Last year, some 1.3 million refugees, mostly from conflict-torn Syria and Iraq, asked for asylum in the European Union — more…

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May 27, 2016


AH1N1 death of Cuban migrant alarms Panama

PANAMA CITY: A Cuban migrant’s death from the AH1N1 influenza virus has alarmed authorities in Panama, where nearly 1,000 other Cubans are stranded near the border with Costa Rica, according to an official on Tuesday. The country’s health ministry said the 53-year-old Cuban man was taken to a hospital near the border on Saturday and…

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January 6, 2016


An eel’s odyssey

PARIS: Better known for slipperiness than stamina, the American eel was unmasked Tuesday as a stealthy, ultra long-distance swimmer. For the first time ever, scientists tracked a single eel making the 2,400-kilometre (1,491-mile) trek from Canada’s east coast to the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic Ocean. This provided the first evidence that eels are…

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October 28, 2015


Assad chides West over refugee crisis as air war heats up

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has chided Western nations for “crying” over refugees flooding into Europe, claiming that their support for “terrorists” lies at the roots of his country’s crisis. His remarks, on the eve of the UN peace envoy’s visit to Damascus, came as Australia said it had joined the US-led air war against…

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September 17, 2015


Mass migrations to Europe since 1960

Although Europe is experiencing its biggest movement of people since World War II, it has coped with several mass migrations in the past 60 years. With figures in the immediate post-war period hard to come by, one of the most noticeable periods was in the early 1990s after the collapse of the communist regimes. –…

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September 11, 2015


UN chief urges stronger response to migration tragedies

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed Friday to governments to step up their response to Europe’s migrant crisis following more drownings at sea and the discovery of migrant bodies in an abandoned truck in Austria. Ban praised leaders and communities who were taking action to cope with the flow of migrants, but added: “Much…

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August 29, 2015


Not only degrees, Sheikh Waqas Akram's migration certificate is also fake: Chairman HEC

Staff ReportISLMABAD: Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Jawed Laghari, has said firmly today that not only degrees, Sheikh Waqas Akram’s migration certificate is also fake, SAMAA reported on Thursday.Jawed Laghrai informed in clear words today that not only educational certificates, Sheikh Waqas Akram’s migration certificate is also fake.While rejecting allegations of Sheikh Waqas, Jawed Laghari…

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April 4, 2013


Senator Chandio rebuffs reports of Hindus’ migration

Staff ReportJACOBABAD: A three-member committee of parliamentarians on Friday met with the representatives of Hindu community in Jacobabad. The committee was formed by President Asif Ali Zardari after taking notice of media reports about the migration of Hindu families to India. The president had directed the committee to allay the community’s grievances and submit a…

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August 12, 2012


Hindus ‘migration’: Complaint cell set up at Interior Ministry

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Following reports of Hindu families’ migration from Sindh to India, the Federal Interior Ministry has set up a cell for complaints pertaining to the minority families travelling to the neighboring country for their religious rites, SAMAA reports.The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Federal Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, wherein Director…

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August 11, 2012


Hindu pilgrims deny migration reports

WAGAH: The Hindu pilgrims leaving for India have denied the perception that the families are migrating as widely reported in the media, SAMAA reports.On Saturday, 110 more Hindu families from Jacobabad and Kashmor left to India via Wagah border to perform religious rites there. They also said that such news are being spread to malign…

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August 11, 2012


UK could stem EU migration if crisis worsens

LONDON: Britain could restrict the immigration of Greeks and other citizens of euro zone countries affected by Europe's sovereign debt crisis in the event of “extraordinary stresses and strains”, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.”The legal position is that if there are extraordinary stresses and strains it is possible to take action to restrict…

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July 4, 2012


British govt to miss migration target

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron is going to miss his target of reducing annual net migration back to the “tens of thousands” by 2015, a think-tank warned Sunday.Issuing its forecast for 2012, the Institute for Public Policy Research predicted that Britain's net migration — the difference between the number of people entering and the number…

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January 1, 2012

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