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US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled.

Police search Berlin properties linked to Christmas market attacker's mosque

The German Police on Tuesday searched more than 20 properties in Berlin with links to a mosque visited by the Tunisian asylum seeker who killed 12 people at a Christmas market.

136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany: Ministry

More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July`s failed coup.

Sri Lankan PM says failed asylum seekers safe to return home

The UN has urged Sri Lanka to better protect minorities like Tamils and redress the wrongs committed during a 26-year conflict with Tamil rebels which ended in 2009.

Berlin attack: Released Pakistani suspect hails from Balochistan

Berlin attack: Released Pakistani suspect hails from Balochistan

German authorities on Tuesday released the Pakistani asylum-seeker suspected of driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market and killing 12 people.

Berlin Christmas market carnage was `terrorist act` likely by asylum seeker: Angela Merkel

Berlin Christmas market carnage was `terrorist act` likely by asylum seeker: Angela Merkel

Media reports said the suspect had arrived in Germany from Afghanistan or Pakistan earlier this year seeking asylum.

Myanmar man accused of self-immolation in Australian bank

Asylum seekers are not legally allowed to work in Australia.

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Development potential of international migration needs to be tapped

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International migration refers to the movement of people across borders caused by various economic, social and environmental factors as well as forced displacement on account of conflicts, violence and natural disasters.

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden`s tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as "blessed" those in this overwhelmingly non-religious nation who take in asylum seekers.

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp: Police

Greece is accommodating over 60,000 refugees and migrants stuck in the country after a succession of Balkan and EU states shut their borders earlier this year.

Pakistan to ask Interpol to extradite Brahumdagh Bugti: Nisar Ali Khan

Brahumdagh Bugti is seeking political asylum in India after Switzerland turned down his request for further refuge.

Worried over India's Baloch stand, Pak defence minister warns New Delhi against giving asylum to Bugti

"India granting asylum to Bugti will amount to harbouring a terrorist by a state," Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted.

Home Ministry receives application of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti seeking asylum in India

Home Ministry receives application of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti seeking asylum in India

In a major development, Union Home Ministry has officially on Thursday received an application of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti seeking asylum in India.

Seeking free movement, Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti discusses terms for asylum in India

Seeking free movement, Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti discusses terms for asylum in India

Baloch nationalist leader Brahumdagh Bugti, who is the president of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) that is seeking independence for the troubled Pakistani province, has "discussed the terms of asylum in India" with Indian diplomats in Geneva.

Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti a terrorist, don't give him asylum: Musharraf

The former Pakistan President accused India of adopting double standards on terrorism.

Brahumdagh Bugti approaches Indian Mission in Geneva for filing asylum papers

Brahumdagh Bugti approaches Indian Mission in Geneva for filing asylum papers

Grandson of Baloch leader and Bugti tribe head, Nawab Akbar Bugti, Brahumdagh left Balochistan to save his life.

Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti seeks asylum in India, takes on Pakistani Army and China

Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti seeks asylum in India, takes on Pakistani Army and China

The news comes at a time Pakistan is being cornered by India for its involvement in terrorist attacks, including yesterday's terror strike in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak wants to build CPEC on bodies of Baloch people with China's help: BRP​

Pak wants to build CPEC on bodies of Baloch people with China's help: BRP​

Considered as a part of China`s One Belt, One Road initiative, the CPEC covers Balochistan and Sindh provinces and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Australia returns Sri Lankans from `people-smuggling` boat

Australia has returned home six Sri Lankans which it said were onboard a "people smuggling boat" after intercepting it at sea, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Wednesday.