Category: Middle East


Migration tops EU summit agenda

All 28 leaders of the European Union (EU) bloc met in the Austria City of Salzburg on 19 and 20 September 2018 to discuss ways of...
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French police clear Iraqi Kurdish migrants from a makeshift camp

French police have cleared 500 migrants, about 95 per cent of whom were Iraqi Kurds, from a makeshift camp near the French port...
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Smugglers take Kurdish migrants as hostages to extort families

Six Kurdish migrants, aged 17-20, were taken hostage in Istanbul, tortured and forced to feature in videos claiming they have...
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TEDx Nishtiman: inspiring youth in Kurdistan to overcome life challenges

Two years after obtaining the approval to establish a local event, TEDx Nishtiman was able to attract more than 6000 youth...
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Two Iraqi families drown in Aegean Sea

On 9 August, a boat carrying 13 migrants, 12 Iraqis and one Syrian, capsized in the Aegean Sea, southwest of Turkey’s Aydin...
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Thousands of migrants due to be returned to Turkey stuck on Greek islands

Thousands of migrants, including women and children, are stuck in overcrowded camps on Greek islands to be returned back to...
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Over 200 Iraqi migrants deported to Iraq through Ibrahim Khalil border

On 7 July, Turkish authorities deported 203 Iraqi migrants back to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq via Ibrahim Khalil border...
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Iraqi Kurdish man extradited back to Germany after confessing raping and killing a teenage girl

A 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish man who was denied the right to German asylum in 2016 has confessed to raping and killing a...
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Ethiopian migrants return home

Thirty-two Ethiopian irregular migrants, who were detained in Egypt, have been released and flown back to Ethiopia on 11 June,...
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