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Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Australia's prime minister and top colleagues campaigned over the weekend to block a bid to allow asylum seekers in offshore camps to come to Australia for medical treatment, saying tough rules on migrants should not be eased.

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's quest for resettlement, as the 18-year-old asylum-seeker's case spurred hopes of a major policy turn from Thailand -- a country that does not recognise refugees.

Italy will close airports to unauthorised migrant flights –Salvini

Italy will close airports to unauthorised migrant flights –Salvini

Italy will close its airports to unauthorised planes carrying migrants from Germany, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday, ratcheting up a dispute between the EU partners over how to share responsibility for asylum seekers.

Belgian police shoot suspect in Brussels after knife attack

Belgian police shoot suspect in Brussels after knife attack

Two police officers approached two sleeping men and asked them to move on. One then pulled out a knife and refused to drop it when asked.

Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden votes

Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden votes

Far-right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years after a refugee crisis sparked by civil war in Syria and continuing conflicts in Afghanistan and parts of Africa.

More than 600 arrested for Australia people-smuggling

More than 600 arrested for Australia people-smuggling

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, in releasing details of the conservative government's classified "Operation Sovereign Borders", said the controversial policy had saved lives.

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.