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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Christians join refugee rush into Kurdistan to escape jihadist ultimatum

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in Mosul as a jihadist ultimatum threatening their community's centuries-old presence in the northern Iraqi city expired. ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... in a victory for critics of Canberra's border policies. A late-night interim injunction on Monday temporarily halted the transfer of the would-be refugees from the boat, which until now Australia ... The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, said it was "deeply concerned" by the developments, although it did not have enough information about how the Sri Lankans were screened to determine ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... concern' on fate of refugees The UN has expressed "profound concern" over reports Australia is screening Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea and sending them back. Prime Minister Tony Abbott ... in Australian waters. Under its policy of not commenting on "operational matters", Canberra has refused to confirm the boats exist, sparking criticism from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Nine die in clashes, arson attack at Dhaka camp Clashes and arson attacks at a refugee camp in Dhaka killed at least nine people during festival celebrations ... of eight people [in the camp]. All are Biharis," fire service director Mahabubur Rahman said. Half a million Muslims of Indian origin have lived in refugee camps in Bangladesh since the 1971 ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Vietnam-born Muslim convert goes to top British court over UK decision to strip him of citizenship

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Muslim convert contests stripping of nationality A Vietnamese-born Muslim convert who claims he was made stateless after being stripped of his British citizenship because of alleged extremism took his case to Britain's top court. The former refugee, identified only as "B2" and who spent time in Hong Kong before entering Britain, ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Syrian refugee children are increasingly cut off from education and are often their household’s primary breadwinners Syrian refugee children are paying ... to forget. It’s like someone has stabbed me with a knife when I remember,” 15-year-old Taha, who saw seven corpses near his house in Syria, told interviewers with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). ...

  7. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea calls for China to return detained refugees

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 06:35pm by AFP

    ... people. The statement by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) came after at least 13 refugees from North Korea were reportedly arrested this month in the southwestern ... in Southeast Asia – where they arrange to fly on to South Korea for resettlement. China – the North’s sole major ally – considers the fugitives to be illegal economic migrants instead of refugees ...

  8. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia, Indonesia in talks on refugee ‘swap’

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... of its refugees, an Indonesian government adviser said on Tuesday. Asylum-seekers arriving on unauthorised boats in Australia, often via Indonesia, are a sensitive issue for both sides, ... which Canberra was to take thousands of registered refugees for resettlement in exchange for the Southeast Asian nation accepting hundreds who arrived in Australia by boat. The plan never got ...

  9. News - Asia - IMMIGRATION

    Indonesia, Australia in asylum stand-off after 60 refugees picked up at sea

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... seekers inflame refugee row Indonesia and Australia were locked in a high seas stand-off yesterday after Jakarta rejected attempts by an Australian warship to return scores of asylum seekers ... Minister Tony Abbott's hardline asylum-seeker policies. The Australian boat picked up some 60 would-be refugees south of Java, where many asylum seekers board rickety wooden vessels to try ...

  10. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Kiribati man Ioane Teitiota attempts to be first climate-change refugee

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Islander fights to be first refugee of global warming A Pacific islander is attempting to become the world's first climate-change refugee in New ... authorities to refuse him refugee status and deport him to Kiribati in the Central Pacific, lawyer Michael Kitt said. Kitt acknowledged Teitiota's New Zealand visa had expired, but said he should ...




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