Category: Middle East


EU leaders want North African migrant deal

EU leaders say they are ready to negotiate a migrant deal with North African countries, including Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and...
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Iraqi detainee dies at Australian immigration detention centre after four suicide attempts

A 22-year-old Iraqi man has died in hospital after taking his life at the Yongah Hill immigration detention centre in Australia...
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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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