Category: Middle East


US court ruled in favour of Afghans and Iraqis, calling visa delays unlawful

A federal judge in the United States of America has ruled that the delay in processing visa applications for hundreds of Iraqis...
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About 270,000 irregular migrants held in Turkey in 2019

About 270,000 irregular migrants have been held in Turkey between 1 January and 12 September 2019, said the Migration Management...
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330 irregular migrants intercepted at sea between Turkey and Greece

Turkish authorities say they have intercepted 330 irregular migrants attempting to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos on 17 and...
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Bus carrying irregular migrants crash near the Iran-Turkey border, 17 injured

A minibus carrying over 30 irregular migrants crashed into a cliff in eastern Turkey, close to the border with Iran on 16 August...
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Greece: Deportations will be sped up in response to resurgence in irregular migrant arrivals

Greece says it will speed up deportations in response to the latest increase in irregular migrant flows from neighbouring Turkey....
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Iraqi migrant drowned in attempt to swim to Britain

Belgian authorities have recovered the body of a drowned Iraqi migrant who attempted to swim across the English Channel to reach...
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Ethiopians abused along the Gulf migration route

Smuggling and trafficking networks continue to exploit Ethiopian irregular migrants who undertake the dangerous journey by boat...
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Turkey: Thousands of migrants arrested in recent crackdown

Turkish police took action against approximately 12,000 migrants over a two-week period in July, according to Abdullah Ayaz, the...
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Cruise ship rescues over 100 migrants stranded at sea near Greece

Maltese cruise ship Marella Discovery has rescued 111 migrants, including 33 children, near Greece’s Peloponnese...
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