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UN General Assembly adopts Global Compact on refugees

A global compact on refugees that is intended to reduce the burden on host nations has been overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly yesterday evening, the United Nations said in a press release. According to General Assembly …

Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Turkish coast

Turkey’s coast guard has launched a search-and-rescue mission to locate 10 migrants who are reported missing after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea. The boat went down on Monday off the coast of Dikili, in Izmir province, close …

Migration is not a problem in Europe, the real concern is inequality

Much of the current migration from developing countries to Europe — when not responding to immediate threats such as conflict, political persecution, famine and instability — is just a symptom, among many, of the massive social and economic gap that exists between certain regions of the world

Turkey calls for a new chapter in relations with Greece

Turkey’s foreign minister called for a new chapter in testy diplomatic ties with Greece on Saturday, even as he berated the neighboring country for providing a safe haven for Turkish “criminals.” As Reuters writes in an …