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Iranian asylum-seeker beaten to death: Australian review

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 13:30

A review into a riot at an Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea found today that an Iranian man was "brutally beaten" to death by a Salvation Army worker and warned of a major task to rebuild trust.

Australia spends $81m to help Indonesia on asylum-seekers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 18:19

Australia will spend Aus$86.8 million (US$81 million) over the next three years to help Indonesia manage its asylum-seeker population, budget papers revealed Tuesday.

Privacy breach as Australia publishes asylum-seeker details

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:58

The Australian government admitted Wednesday it accidentally published the personal details of thousands of asylum-seekers in detention in a major privacy breach that refugee advocates said could put lives at risk.

More than 30,000 African asylum seekers protest in Israel

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:57

More than 30,000 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally protested in Tel Aviv on Sunday, in the biggest rally ever staged by migrants in the Jewish state.

UN warns of asylum-seeker mistreatment in Bulgaria

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 19:06

European countries must stop returning asylum seekers to Bulgaria due to risks of "degrading" mistreatment there, the UN refugee agency said Friday, as Sofia struggles with an influx from war-torn Syria.

Asylum-seeker dies in Japan while doctor at lunch: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 15:41

An asylum-seeker collapsed and died after staff at a Japanese immigration centre failed to call for help, allegedly because the doctor was having lunch, a pressure group today said.

Australia PM Abbott in Indonesia for asylum-seeker talks

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:00

Australia`s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott begins a visit to Indonesia Monday for talks on his tough refugee policies that have sparked anger in Jakarta, as his government also faced criticism over a deadly asylum boat accident.

20 dead, many missing, as asylum-seeker boat sinks off Indonesia

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 19:52

At least 20 people, mostly children, drowned and scores are missing after an Australia-bound boat carrying Middle Eastern asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia, police said on Friday.

Fawad Ahmed`s controversy raises doubts over honour of playing for country: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 13:31

Australian media has claimed that unless spinner Fawad Ahmed does something special on the field, he will continue to be referred to as the Pakistani asylum seeker turned Australian cricketer, in the background of the sponsor logo controversy.

No hope for 55 people lost in Indian Ocean capsize

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:44

Rescue authorities have given up hope of finding any survivors after an asylum seeker boat carrying at least 55 people to Australia capsized in the Indian Ocean.

Asylum seekers` boat sinks off Australia, 13 die

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 13:20

At least 13 people were dead after an asylum seekers` boat sank near Christmas Island off Western Australia, Australian Home Affair Minister Jason Clare said Sunday.

Pakistani asylum seeker jailed in UK for rape

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 18:10

A 20-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker has been jailed for six years on charge of rape and ordered to be deported on his release from prison.