Gulf Times - asylum-seekers
Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn up a raft of measures to tighten controls on the influx of migrants, according to a document submitted to her coalition partners Saturday as she battles for political survival.

New asylum-seekers free to travel from Greek islands, court rules

New asylum-seekers free to travel from Greek islands, court rules

A top Greek court has ruled that asylum-seekers newly arriving on Greek islands from Turkey should no longer be held there while their applications are assessed, court officials said on Wednesday.

Detained asylum-seekers win right to sue PNG government for compensation

Detained asylum-seekers win right to sue PNG government for compensation

A Papua New Guinea court has given hundreds of asylum-seekers who were held for years in a controversial Australian detention centre the right to sue the PNG government for compensation ...

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp on Thursday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies.

Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'

Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'

Residents on the Greek island of Lesbos went on strike on Monday to protest against European policies they say have turned it into a "prison" for migrants and refugees.

Asylum detainees awarded $56mn in Australia class action

Asylum detainees awarded $56mn in Australia class action

Canberra sends asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat to facilities on Nauru in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, where they are blocked from resettlement in Australia.

Hungary to detain all asylum-seekers

Hungary to detain all asylum-seekers

Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday the systematic detention of all asylum-seekers in container camps, in a move that Prime Minister Viktor Orban said will make all of Europe safer from terror attacks.

Eight people flee US border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Eight people flee US border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a US border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.

Paris dismantles camp housing over 1,000 migrants

Paris dismantles camp housing over 1,000 migrants

Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tented camp under a railway housing over 1,000 people from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing move to clear camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Australian hospital refuses to return asylum baby to Nauru

Australian hospital refuses to return asylum baby to Nauru

An Australian hospital has refused to return an asylum-seeker baby back to detention in Nauru, as momentum built across the country on Sunday against offshore Pacific camps for processing refugees.

Paris police station attacker lived in German refugee shelter

Paris police station attacker lived in German refugee shelter

A man who attacked a Paris police station last week had lived in a centre for asylum-seekers in Germany, German investigators say, a finding likely to fuel criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal stance towards war refugees.