Thursday, 22 March 2018

Tag Archives: Refugees

German-Russian, 70, stabs Afghan, Syrian, Iraqi refugees


BERLIN: A 70-year-old man has been arrested accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder days after attacking three asylum seekers with a knife, German police said. The bloody attack took place outside a church in the western city of Heilbronn last Saturday, leaving a 17-year-old Afghan badly wounded and an Iraqi ...

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Libya: Truck carrying migrants overturns, At least 23 killed


TRIPOLI: At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. Somali and Eritrean nationals were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday’s road accident, which occured some 60km south of the town of Bani Walid. ...

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US to resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries

Migrants women from Syria walk with their children in a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia, outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

WASHINGTON: The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, ...

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10,000 refugees to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018


ROME: Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said today. The initiative would be part of an attempt by EU countries to address the deteriorating conditions in Libya, where thousands of people are held ...

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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

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NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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Supreme Court allows Donald Trump ban on refugees


WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Wednesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the ...

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Rohingya refugees ‘forcibly returned’ to Myanmar

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DHAKA: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned at least 90 Muslim Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, as thousands of civilians from the ethnic minority area, on the other side of the border, attempt to escape from continuing violence that has killed scores of people. At least 20 Rohingya were caught ...

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Understanding more about migration

I was glad last week, when a former Swedish politician, Carl Bildt, said that Sweden had become a better country thanks to a large number of immigrants having come to the land since the 1960s. Today, about 20 percent Swedes were born outside the country. Most live in the big ...

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Malala condemns Trump’s decision to ban Muslim refugees from US

BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai says she is heartbroken by Donald Trump’s decision to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. Malala, who is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, condemned the President’s decision to sign an executive banning immigrants with the purported intent of “keeping radical terrorists ...

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Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said on Sunday that the company planned to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after Trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries. Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States ...

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