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UN chief Antonio Guterres regrets US pullout from migration compact talks

December 05, 2017 11:23 am

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that "no country has done more than the United States and our generosity will continue. But our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone."

German political parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change

November 18, 2017 8:42 pm

The Greens have run into opposition with their demands for Germany to end its use of coal and combustion engines, as well as a proposal to allow more categories of recent migrants to bring their closest relatives to join them in Germany.

Eight migrant bodies found off Libya, dozens feared missing - Libyan Coastguard

June 11, 2017 3:09 am

So far this year more than 61,000 migrants have arrived in Italy after crossing the central Mediterranean, according to the IOM (International Organization for Migration). Most are packed onto ill-equipped vessels by Libyan smugglers, and are rescued by European ships once they reach international waters.

Over 100 migrant bodies washed up in Libya shore, death toll expected to rise

June 03, 2016 8:33 pm

The Friday sinking marked the second migrant vessel found in that area of the southern Aegean Sea since last week, indicating that people smugglers may be forging a new route to avoid NATO ships.

Europe migrant crisis: NGO publishes photo of drowned baby hoping EU to take stern action

May 31, 2016 3:29 pm

"If we do not want to see such pictures we have to stop producing them," Sea-Watch said in a statement released with the photo on Monday.

Over 700 migrants feared dead in three Mediterranean shipwrecks this week: UN

May 30, 2016 9:46 am

According to survivors, the second boat was carrying about 500 migrants when it starting taking on water after about eight hours of navigation.

A crisis of solidarity

May 10, 2016 12:02 am

Refugee and migrant crisis cannot be addressed by states acting alone,

Diary item: The birth defect of this century

April 01, 2016 12:10 am

The most effective ally of terrorism is complacency

EU, Turkey seal 'historic' deal to return migrants

March 19, 2016 8:07 am

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, whose country is home to almost 3 million Syria refugees, proclaimed the agreement a momentous occasion.


Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

December 15, 2016 5:35 pm

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

European migrant crisis: Over 700 feared dead in multiple Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said.

2015 European migrant crisis: Most moving images of refugees fleeing war and poverty

December 23, 2015 1:09 pm

As the migrants crisis became the most talked issue internationally, thousands of displaced people fleeing war and poverty have been hunting for refugee and asylum. Here are top pictures that portray their distress.

Top Frames: Obama, Putin at UN General Assembly, Russia launch airstrikes in Syria

October 10, 2015 1:08 pm

Barack Obama extends his hand to Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Russia on Wednesday (September 30) carried out its first airstrikes in Syria in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a pre-emptive strike against the militants.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

September 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Top Frames: Flood in Japan, Obama honours Jhumpa Lahiri, BA fire in Vegas

September 12, 2015 8:00 am

Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods; President Barack Obama awards the 2014 National Humanities Medal to Jhumpa Lahiri; An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff.

Syrian migrants reach Greece, emotions run high

September 08, 2015 7:24 pm

Syrian men, women and children arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey, on the island of Lesbos, Greece.


How Europe outsources migrant suffering at sea

December 27, 2018 6:21 pm

European countries are outsourcing their humanitarian responsibilities to a dubious partner. An NYT investigation shows the deadly results.