Gulf Times - asylum-seeker
'Afghan' jailed for knife murder in Germany amid far-right tensions

'Afghan' jailed for knife murder in Germany amid far-right tensions

A German court Monday jailed a failed asylum seeker who claims to be from Afghanistan for stabbing his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend to death, in a case the far-right has seized upon in its campaign against migrants.

Merkel needs more time for deal with Italy on asylum seeker return

Merkel needs more time for deal with Italy on asylum seeker return

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she needs more time to negotiate a deal that would allow Germany to turn back asylum seekers who have already applied for asylum in Italy.

Iraqi migrant in Germany suspected of second child rape

Iraqi migrant in Germany suspected of second child rape

Investigators believe a failed Iraqi asylum seeker who was dragged back to Germany after admitting to the murder of a 14-year-old girl also twice raped an 11-year-old child, officials said Tuesday.

Asylum seekers use World Cup fan papers to try to enter Europe from Russia

Asylum seekers use World Cup fan papers to try to enter Europe from Russia

Asylum seekers from Morocco, Nigeria, China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police told Reuters on Wednesday.

Sweden jails radicalised Uzbek truck attacker for life

Sweden jails radicalised Uzbek truck attacker for life

The assault mirrored other truck attacks in 2016 that left scores dead in France, Germany and the UK.

Iraqi asylum seeker sentenced to life for London Tube bombing

Iraqi asylum seeker sentenced to life for London Tube bombing

Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Ahmed Hassan had constructed a homemade bomb "to kill as many members of the British public as possible".

Italy migrant shooting spree 'triggered by woman's murder'

Italy migrant shooting spree 'triggered by woman's murder'

Luca Traini was arrested and taken into custody after drive-by attacks in the town of Macerata wounded five men and one woman from Ghana, Mali and Nigeria on Saturday.

Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name

Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name

Police said the main suspect, who was previously named as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah, was a Moroccan born in 1994.

Hamburg attacker had 'radical Islamist' motive: prosecutor

Hamburg attacker had 'radical Islamist' motive: prosecutor

A 26-year-old failed asylum seeker who carried out a deadly knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket likely had a "radical Islamist" motive, German prosecutors said on Monday.

From 'never aggressive' asylum seeker to Hamburg knife attacker

From 'never aggressive' asylum seeker to Hamburg knife attacker

Muddy bootprints along the corridors marked the tell-tale signs of a massive police raid at an asylum seeker shelter in Hamburg, where the suspect who killed one and wounded six in a knife attack lived.

Suspect in Australian bank fire identified as asylum seeker

Suspect in Australian bank fire identified as asylum seeker

A man suspected of starting a fire in an Australian bank on Friday that injured 27 people has been identified as an asylum seeker, angering far-right groups and adding to an increasingly heated debate over immigration.

Syrian suicide bomber in Germany 'in chat' just before attack

Syrian suicide bomber in Germany 'in chat' just before attack

A Syrian with suspected links to the Islamic State group who blew himself up outside a German music festival was in contact with another person "who influenced the attack" immediately beforehand, authorities said Wednesday.