migrants in the world

Spanish aid group says 514 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Spanish aid group says 514 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Over 500 migrants who were trying to cross the Mediterranean in several small boats that were in danger of capsizing have been rescued at sea, a Spanish aid organization said Sunday, abc news reported. Proactiva Open Arms …

A challenging issue: The EU-Turkey refugee agreement

A challenging issue: The EU-Turkey refugee agreement

The agreement has turned the Greek islands into an “open-air prison”

Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

In the past year, almost 150 thousand Russians returned home from abroad, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, which later was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is not only about those living in the CIS, but …

 Cuba#039s Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall

Cuba's Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall

Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized US President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border. "The new agenda of the US government threatens to unleash an extreme and egotistical …

Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that it's necessary to create European centers for reception of refugees outside the bloc. "We need refugee centers outside the EU. They should be managed jointly …

US to separate migrant children from parents at border

US to separate migrant children from parents at border

In a bid to deter illegal immigration, the administration of US President Donald Trump is planning to separate women and children sneaking together into the country, officials say. The Department of Homeland Security …

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

The proposal would only kick in at times of a “mass influx” of people to the bloc

Turkey delivering on its promise to resettle refugees

Turkey delivering on its promise to resettle refugees

It steps up efforts to provide larger lists of resettlement candidates

Iraqi Prime Minister calls on Trump to review travel ban

Iraqi Prime Minister calls on Trump to review travel ban

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the US President Donald Trump in a phone conversation to review the travel restrictions imposed on the Iraqi citizens among the nationals of six other states, …

Majority of Americans oppose Trump travel ban - poll

Majority of Americans oppose Trump travel ban - poll

More than half of voters oppose the US President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, according to a Quinnipiac University survey. 70% reject Trump’s indefinite halt …

EU leaders to push migration issue outside of Europe

EU leaders to push migration issue outside of Europe

Italy has struck a dodgy deal with Libya with no safeguards for human rights and international law

Seattle judge blocks Trump#039s immigration ban nationwide

Seattle judge blocks Trump's immigration ban nationwide

A federal judge in Seattle temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, The Independent reports. US District …

Rights groups file lawsuit against Trump#039s entry ban

Rights groups file lawsuit against Trump's entry ban

US rights groups filed a lawsuit with a federal court in Seattle against President Donald Trump's executive order that bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, the American Civil …

Mogherini: We don#039t agree with the executive order signed by Trump

Mogherini: "We don't agree with the executive order signed by Trump"

“Europe has a duty to be clear with the US, especially when it comes to issues of our common fundamental values,” said the High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, speaking at the plenary of …

Trump#039s immigration ban sends shockwaves

Trump's immigration ban sends shockwaves

US President Donald Trump's seismic move to ban more than 130 million people from the United States and to deny entry to all refugees reverberated worldwide Saturday, as chaos and confusion rippled through US airports, …

Hillary Clinton: #039I stand with#039 Trump immigration ban protesters

Hillary Clinton: 'I stand with' Trump immigration ban protesters

Hillary Clinton chimed on the ongoing debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily suspends immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and bars refugees from …

Trump refugee ban no solution, Turkey says

Trump refugee ban no solution, Turkey says

President Donald Trump's sweeping ban on people seeking refuge in the United States is no solution to problems, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says, adding that Western countries should do more to help ease Turkey's refugee …

Iran to ban American citizens in response to Trump#039s immigration order

Iran to ban American citizens in response to Trump's immigration order

Iran says it will ban all US citizens from entering the country in response to President Donald Trump's executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to an Iranian Foreign Ministry statement published on …

Merkel: EU doesn#039t know what to do with migrants

Merkel: EU doesn't know what to do with migrants

The European Union still does not have a long-term solution to the migration problem, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She recalled that Germany, along with Italy, received a lot of migrants, but "we still do …

Europe covered by New Year refugee wave

Europe covered by New Year refugee wave

1,159 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 12 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 22,590 through the first 12 days of January, 2016, the spokesman for the International Organization for …

Germans demand to revise migration policy

Germans demand to revise migration policy

According to a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Research Institute Emnid, most Germans said "yes" to the demand of Ministers-President of the Free State of Bavaria Horst Seehofer to review German policy on migration and security …

Syrian Armenians: Problems of economic integration

Syrian Armenians: Problems of economic integration

Armenia is the third country in Europe with the number of Syrian refugees per capita

EU plans summit with Turkey

EU plans summit with Turkey

The heads of European Union institutions were given a mandate to plan a possible summit meeting with Turkish leaders in the coming months, Council President Donald Tusk said after the EU summit on Thursday (15 December).  …

Moscow and Baku to expand migration partnership in 2017

Moscow and Baku to expand migration partnership in 2017

Russia is interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan on migration issues, the director general of the Moscow Migration Center (MMC) Nikolai Fedoseyev said at the meeting with representatives of the Azerbaijani Embassy in …

Erdogan, Merkel discussed EU responsibility in migrant crisis on phone

Erdogan, Merkel discussed EU responsibility in migrant crisis on phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need for the European Union to fulfill its promises to Ankara regarding the migrant crisis, Turkish presidential sources …

 50 migrants escape from repatriation center in Istanbul

50 migrants escape from repatriation center in Istanbul

Some 50 migrants escaped on Saturday from a repatriation center in Istanbul, local media reported. The migrants waiting to be deported at the Kumkapi Repatriation Center located in Istanbul's Fatih district first set fire to the …

Turkey-EU relations are sinking

Turkey-EU relations are sinking

Turkish authorities did not allow MPs from the 'Left' party, which is considered to be pro-Kurdish, to visit Incirlik military base

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal

Turkey will cancel a migration deal with the European Union if the bloc doesn't grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens by the end of the year, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday, a day after a top EU …

London wants to control flow of migrants from the EU

London wants to control flow of migrants from the EU

Merkel: It's the end of Europe if 'I start making concessions on the freedom of movement'

EU and Turkey: policy of hypocrisy

EU and Turkey: policy of hypocrisy

‘Stop hypocrisy over Turkey’s EU membership’, French PM tells the bloc