Category: Middle East


Germany appeals for common EU asylum policy

As irregular migrant arrivals continue to rise in Greece, German interior minister Horst Seehofer has appealed for European Union...
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Iraqi government to offer loans and training to return migrants

In an effort to encourage Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers in EU countries to return home, the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement...
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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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