`Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed` by migrant traffickers

Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants into the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported on Friday.

'Obama administration politicised trafficking report on India'

US lawmakers have alleged that the Barack Obama administration has "politicised" its annual human trafficking report by improving the status of India, Malaysia and Cuba, despite "minimal progress" by their governments.

Senators concerned US `politicised` trafficking report

US lawmakers voiced concern Thursday that the State Department upgraded several countries` rankings in its annual human trafficking report for political reasons, particularly Malaysia which is negotiating a sweeping Pacific trade accord.

Mediterranean migrant crossings hit 224,000 in 2015: UN

Some 224,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, the United Nations said Thursday, a day after more than 200 people were feared drowned trying to make the perilous journey.

21 Nepali women rescued in Delhi, two traffickers held

Twenty-one Nepali women, who were set to be sent to Dubai for the sex trade on the pretext of getting jobs, have been rescued following the arrest of two men involved in human trafficking, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.

Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM
Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM

Thailand is working flat out to combat human trafficking, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, adding he hoped Thailand would be lifted from a US list of worst human trafficking centres next year.

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

 Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking Monday, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as "modern slavery."

44 human traffickers arrested, 39 rescued by Telangana Police

As many as 44 alleged human traffickers involved in a sex racket were arrested and 39 women, including eight minors, rescued from Maharashtra's Chandrapur by Crime Investigation Department (CID) wing of the Telangana Police.

243 trafficking cases reported from Chhattisgarh: Minister

As many as many as 243 cases of human trafficking were reported from the state since 2010, including 17 cases of selling girls and women through New Delhi-based placement firm agencies, Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra informed the Assembly here on Wednesday.

'Operation Muskan' brings four kids home in Jharkhand

In an endeavour to stop human trafficking and trace the missing kids below 18 years of age, the police in Jharkhand`s Latehar district on the orders of IG (CID) Sampat Meena rescued four children and handed them over to their family members under `Operation Muskan`.

Thai defamation trial opens for journalists over trafficking report

Two journalists, including an Australian editor, went on trial in Thailand Tuesday over a report they published implicating the navy in human trafficking, as the United Nations urged the junta-ruled nation to drop the case.

Calls grow for inquiry into alleged Australian people-smuggler payments
Calls grow for inquiry into alleged Australian people-smuggler payments

Calls grew on Monday for an inquiry into reports that Australian officials paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn their boat back to Indonesia, with Jakarta and the United Nations also expressing serious concern.

Thailand seizes $1 mn from human trafficking networks

 Authorities in Thailand have seized around $1 million from networks related to immigrant trafficking in the region, a media report said on Friday.

Human trafficking cases double in Myanmar

Cases of human trafficking have doubled in Myanmar over the first five months of this year as compared to 2014, an official report said on Monday.

Thai army officer faces 13 human trafficking-related charges

 A high-ranking army officer of Thailand who is allegedly involved in human trafficking was charged with 13 offences on Thursday, and he denied them all.

Thai Army general denies human trafficking charges: Police

A three-star Thai army general has denied charges against him for offences related to human trafficking, Thailand`s police chief said, the latest in a series of arrests aimed at stamping out people smuggling.

Wanted Thai general turns himself in on human trafficking charges

A three-star Thai general accused of involvement in human trafficking turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, the most high profile among scores of suspects wanted as part of a police crackdown on the illicit trade. 

Dubai-based Indian national to climb mountain for funds

A Dubai-based Indian sales executive aims to raise funds for human trafficking victims in India by climbing Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, media reported on Tuesday.

Migrant crisis: Senior Thai army officer wanted in trafficking probe

An arrest warrant has been issued for a high-ranking army officer over human trafficking, Thai police said today, making him the first military figure in Thailand to be implicated in the grim trade in migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Obama says Myanmar needs to end discrimination of Rohingya to succeed

President Barack Obama said on Monday that Myanmar needs to take seriously the issue of how it treats the Rohingya people if it wants to be successful in its transition to a democracy.