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Italian navy officers are facing prosecution over the drowning of some 300 asylum seekers after the officers failed to respond promptly to SOS calls in a rescue mission in Maltese territorial waters in 2013.
Two LGBT charities have called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to end the detention of lesbian, gay, bi and trans asylum seekers in a damning report on conditions in immigration removal centres. A joint report by Stonewall and the UK Lesbian and Gay ...

Despite the small numbers of asylum seekers arriving and the fact that their residence is only temporary, a resistance has emerged here, much like it has in so many other cities, towns and villages designated to host the thousands of migrants ...
... but it hit a breaking point in 2015, when a record 163,000 people sought asylum there. The government was so overwhelmed that one group of asylum seekers was left to sleep outside in the cold, with authorities unable to find them accommodation.
French authorities have declared the Calais asylum seeker camp known as the "Jungle" empty, after fires set by departing migrants and refugees accelerated plans to evacuate the burgeoning slum.
Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean Sea in record numbers since the summer of 2015, and many have died trying.

Only 40 per cent opposed the government's policies, and 57 per cent "believed tighter immigration laws would make no difference to the number of asylum seekers seeking to enter Australia". Turnbull ... So Turnbull ramped up the anti-asylum seeker rhetoric.
His government says that more money is needed for immigration even though fewer asylum seekers have arrived this year than expected after the late-2015 rush.
An asylum seeker from Ghana is fearful of being deported to Norway, as he believes Norwegian authorities will deport him to his home country, where he faces certain persecution and possibly death.
Finland is in favour of taking action to prevent the unauthorised movement of asylum seekers within the European Union, says Timo Kurri, the director of immigration at the Ministry of the Interior.
"Overall the migrants have understood that time is up for the Jungle. They've been receptive," said social worker Serge Szarzynski.
But aliens seeking asylum still have to get into the country, right? That detail has been eased by the Obama administration, which in 2009 issued an executive order that provides a "grant of parole" into the U.S.
If you had been told 30 years ago that Australia would create the least asylum seeker friendly institutional arrangements in the world, you would not have been believed.
Hundreds of asylum seekers demonstrated in the accommodation center in Harmanli, southern Bulgaria, over the conditions offered to them.
Turkish asylum seekers are coming here after the failed coup in their home country prompted mass arrests. Many are affiliated with an elusive movement that promotes good works, yet is reviled by the Turkish government.
More than half a million asylum seekers whose claims have been rejected are still living in Germany, with the majority unlikely to be deported, according to government data.
Many police in El Salvador are resigning and some are seeking asylum abroad, an indication of officers' dissatisfaction with poor working conditions as they continue to be called upon to combat the country's gangs.

By lunchtime (local time), more than 700 asylum seekers had left the squalid shanty-town on France's northern coast. France's socialist government said it was closing the camp, home to around 6,500 migrants and refugees fleeing war and poverty, ...
The asylum seekers, mostly from Pakistan and Bangladesh, were frustrated at the delays in their asylum applications which has left them languishing in Greece for months on end.
France will begin dismantling a migrant camp in Calais tomorrow. It's called "the Jungle" and it's home to thousands of migrants.
... Mitch Fifield says he will raise concerns with ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie about Four Corners' "odd" decision to reject an interview with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton following a controversial documentary on asylum seekers in Nauru.
UNHCR concern over the return of 10 Syrian asylum-seekers from Greece. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, the American Civil Liberties Union's immigrants' rights Project, the Center for Gender and refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law and others want to know why fewer asylum seekers are being ...
Ahead of his talk at the Dundee Literary Festival, former asylum seeker turned author Eric Ngalle speaks to Michael Alexander.
UNHCR is seriously concerned by the return of Syrian nationals from Greece to Turkey. According to the information we have received, a group of 91 people.
The government is even planning to give Syrian asylum seekers Turkish citizenship. President Erdogan declared it in July. But even the health problems of Yazidis are not resolved.
In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, the American Civil Liberties Union's immigrants' rights Project, the Center for Gender and refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law and others want to know why fewer asylum seekers are being ...
Christian charity group international community Care Foundation ICCF, has distributed relief goods among 35 families of stranded Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Bangkok. The relief goods distribution ceremony initiated with a prayer, when several ...
AN asylum seeker is fighting a legal battle against deportation after admitting to choking his wife to death while his young daughter watched on.
Everyone loves a day on the sand with bucket and spade - and that's exactly what Nailsworth refugee Action (NRA) organised for a special group from Gloucester.
The Home Office has decided in two thirds of 'age disputes' that the asylum seeker involved was over 18. But there's no definitive test for age, and this fact isn't necessarily relevant to young people who have already been screened for age in Calais.
Others such as teachers and social workers could still face jail time if they disclose information they obtain while working at detention camps on the Pacific island of Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.
Albanian asylum-Seeker Numbers in Germany Rise Again. More Albanians are again seeking aslyum in Germany, a year after Berlin ... A year exactly after Berlin acted to curb the numbers, by declaring Albania a safe country, the phenomenon of thousands ...
The number of illegals seeking asylum to gain easy access to the United States has jumped 900 percent in less than 10 years, greatly expanding the Immigration population receiving Social Security benefits, school loans, green cards, welfare and other ...
Images of children who fled war and persecution being granted asylum in the UK have sparked controversy. Conservative MP David Davies has questioned the true age of some individuals and suggested border officials should perform dental scans to be ...
"Some of our group received asylum, while we were rejected" he explained saying that the group, which included a number of women and children, had made their way earlier in the day from the Kofinou reception centre used to house asylum seekers.
The number of illegals seeking asylum to gain easy access to the United States has jumped 900 percent in less than 10 years, greatly expanding the Immigration population receiving Social Security benefits, school loans, green cards, welfare and other ...
"Maybe all the American people think Latinos and Mexicans only play soccer, but we play football too," says Carlos Blanco Sr. "Mexican people love the Steelers for the blue-collar people.
Up to 90 percent of the asylum seekers that have had their applications rejected in Austria still remain, never having been deported, Austria's defense minister said, adding that the majority of these migrants come from Africa.
The Kochs are one of the foster families hosting unaccompanied underage asylum seekers in Switzerland. Many of the 5,000 young people here have to stay in special asylum shelters.
More than one thousand residents and asylum-seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos took to the streets on Tuesday night to protest the European Union's closed border policy.
An MP has suggested adults could be posing as teenage asylum seekers to gain entry to the UK. Conservative MP for Monmouth David Davies believes dental tests could be carried out to confirm their age - despite professionals saying they would prove ...
The survey also said that most Christian refugees who were subjected to persecution in German asylum centers came from Syria and Iran, with half of all Christian asylum seekers surveyed being converts from Islam. Most of those surveyed were men (75 ...
Amnesty International's condemnation of Australia's practice of holding asylum seekers arriving by sea in offshore detention centers on Nauru as "torture" in an "open-air prison" has attracted the ire of the country's Prime Minister.
"That is undisputed, and we are working on that at the moment with great vigor." When smaller numbers of asylum seekers arrived in the past, those refused the right to stay were not always deported rigorously. Given the high number of refugees and ...
There are fears asylum seekers living in Australia are having to wait more than a year to access crucial legal aid in order to apply for a protection visas.
BottledSnail Productions is at it again, with an original cabaret production set to entertain audiences and raise money for the asylum seeker Resource Centre. The show, crime & Punishment: Cabaret for a Cause, is an all-singing, all-dancing ...
Earlier this week, Sadiq Khan delivered a speech to the Confederation of British Industry counselling against a "hard Brexit", in which the UK would leave the single market without privileged access for its businesses.
Vietnamese Montagnard asylum seekers whose applications for refuge in Cambodia have been refused have two weeks to leave the country or face deportation, it was reported Thursday.
Afghan cricket player Hamid Wardak attends an A vs B match on October 2, 2016 in Frankfurt. A boom of interest in cricket in Germany, fuelled by the influx of ...







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