Asylum seekers

Australia to repatriate non-refugee asylum seekers

Australian authorities will repatriate asylum-seekers who are found not to be refugees in the Manus Island detention centre this year, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed on Thursday.

May 18, 2017, 14:31 PM IST

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year: Official

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said on Sunday.

Aug 28, 2016, 20:19 PM IST

Greece says at least 41,000 asylum seekers on its territory

Greece has at least 41,000 refugees and migrants who are seeking asylum, mostly Syrians eligible to relocate within the EU, the migration minister said on Tuesday.

Aug 23, 2016, 21:12 PM IST

Sweden clamps down on asylum seekers

Sweden toughened its rules for new asylum seekers on Tuesday as well as for refugees wanting to join their families in the country, after receiving 160,000 asylum claims last year.

Jun 22, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Churches offer sanctuary as UN criticises Australian asylum policy

The High Court on Wednesday rejected a legal test case brought by an unidentified Bangladeshi woman that challenged Australia`s right to deport detained asylum seekers to Nauru, about 3,000 km (1,800 miles) northeast of Australia.

Feb 04, 2016, 04:38 AM IST
Germany's Merkel toughens tone on migrants as protesters gather

Germany's Merkel toughens tone on migrants as protesters gather

Earlier in the week, German federal police said they had identified 32 people who were suspected of playing a role in the attacks on women on Cologne, 22 of whom were in the process of seeking asylum in Germany.

Jan 09, 2016, 19:52 PM IST

Germany took in 1.1 mn asylum seekers in 2015: Report

Germany took in almost 1.1 million asylum seekers this year, an all-time record and five times last year's total, a newspaper reported on Wednesday citing unpublished official figures.

Dec 31, 2015, 00:00 AM IST

Sweden to deport thousands of asylum seekers

Swedish police are looking to deport thousands of asylum seekers who have had their applications denied, Xinhua reported on Thursday.

Dec 04, 2015, 06:58 AM IST

EU to relocate Sweden asylum seekers

Overwhelmed by a stream of migrants, Sweden will soon benefit from a "relocation" programme for some of its asylum seekers, the European Commissioner of Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos has said.

Dec 01, 2015, 05:19 AM IST

Austria transfers 485 asylum seekers to Slovakia

Austria has transferred 485 asylum seekers to quarters in the Slovakian town of Gabcikovo as part of an agreement between the two countries, the ministry of the interior stated.

Oct 20, 2015, 06:10 AM IST

Asylum requests soar in Italy

Requests in Italy for asylum protection have soared by 74 percent in 2015 over the similar period in 2014, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano has said.

Oct 01, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Iraqi asylum seekers in Jordan hesitant to travel to Europe

 Hanna Yussef dreams of following thousands of fellow Iraqi Christians to refuge in Europe, abandoning a precarious existence in Jordan, where he has lived since fleeing Islamist violence at home.

Sep 26, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

How much will refugee influx cost Germany

The cost of Germany taking in a record number of asylum seekers could hit 10 billion euros ($11 billion), four times what Berlin spend looking after refugees last year, a German newspaper said Saturday.

Sep 05, 2015, 22:14 PM IST
Buses take migrants west to Austria; Hungarian crackdown crumbles

Buses take migrants west to Austria; Hungarian crackdown crumbles

 Long lines of buses left Budapest on Saturday packed with migrants bound for Austria, which said it had agreed with Germany to let them in as Hungary gave in to crowds, including Syrian refugees, that had set out on foot for western Europe.

Sep 05, 2015, 05:37 AM IST

Bulgaria detains 125 migrants for entering country illegally

Bulgarian authorities detained 125 foreigners in the capital Sofia for illegally crossing into the country without submitting an asylum request, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Sep 03, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

Refugee crisis tests Europe`s core ideals: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the refugee crisis facing Europe is testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union.

Aug 31, 2015, 21:03 PM IST

Germany tries to stem tide of Balkan asylum seekers

Germany, overwhelmed by people fleeing war and poverty, is trying to deter asylum seekers from the Balkans, a region now considered safe at least from armed conflict.


Aug 07, 2015, 07:54 AM IST

Australia reveals over 600 asylum seekers turned back at sea

Australia has turned around more than 600 asylum seekers trying to reach its shores on 20 separate boats since enacting controversial new border controls in December 2013, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday.

Aug 06, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

Suspected asylum seeker boat sighted off West Australia

 A small wooden boat reportedly carrying asylum-seekers from Vietnam has been sighted off the Australian coast in a failure of the country's tight surveillance of its northern seas, a media report said on Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 10:05 AM IST
Hungary defies EU over migrants as crisis mounts

Hungary defies EU over migrants as crisis mounts

 In a challenge to European leaders before a summit that aims to tackle a refugee crisis, Hungary unilaterally suspended an EU asylum programme on Tuesday, saying it was overburdened by illegal migrants.

Jun 24, 2015, 10:50 AM IST