Gulf Times - asylum-seekers
Australia jails Afghan man for smuggling people by boat

Australia jails Afghan man for smuggling people by boat

Sayed Abbas, 35, was pivotal in organising the transport of the asylum seekers coming from Indonesia on three overcrowded boats in 2009 and 2011.

Asylum seekers deported by Germany return to Kabul

Asylum seekers deported by Germany return to Kabul

A flight carrying a group of failed asylum seekers deported from Germany touched down in Kabul early Thursday, the International Organisation for Migration confirmed.

PNG police order protesting asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp

PNG police order protesting asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp

About fifty asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating food ...

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter could bring death to asylum seekers stranded on crowded Greek islands with only summer tents for shelter, aid groups said on Wednesday, urging a mass relocation to the mainland.

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

Australia declared the centre closed on October 31, shutting off water and electricity supplies following a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruling that the camp was unconstitutional.

Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said on Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

Australia to withdraw help from refugees after medical treatment

Australia to withdraw help from refugees after medical treatment

Asylum seekers brought to Australia for medical treatment from overseas detention centres will have all assistance removed until they are deported back, the government said Sunday.

Canada to set up border camp as number of asylum seekers swells

Canada to set up border camp as number of asylum seekers swells

Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the US border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday.

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday.

Germany suspends refugees' deportation after Kabul attack

Germany suspends refugees' deportation after Kabul attack

Germany has temporarily suspended the group deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers following the Kabul truck bomb attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers safe to return home: PM

Sri Lankan asylum seekers safe to return home: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that failed asylum seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the South Pacific will not face prosecution or harm if they return home.

Austria says asylum numbers halved but still too high

Austria says asylum numbers halved but still too high

The number of asylum applications in Austria more than halved in 2016 but remains "high" the country's interior minister said as the figures were released on Sunday.