Australia urges more European nations to join Islamic State air strikes

Australia on Monday urged more European nations to begin air strikes against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as a way of tackling the escalating refugee crisis gripping the continent.

Austria death truck suspects held, second vehicle found

 Four suspects in Austria`s migrant truck tragedy were remanded in custody in Hungary on Saturday, as Austrian police rescued three "severely dehydrated" refugee children packed into another vehicle.

Do you know who loves Kareena since her 'Refugee' days?
Do you know who loves Kareena since her 'Refugee' days?

Bollywood stunner Kareena Kapoor Khan has many admirers flocking her way. The lady is loved by not only her ocean of fans but also by many in the industry. After young generation actors Sidharth Malhotra (who shared the screen space with her in 'Mera Naam Mary Hai' song) and Ranveer Singh (who is yet to star with her) have confessed how much they like her, there is one lucky man who will be starring with her in a film.

Angela Merkel faces down far-right `mob` on refugee centre visit

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday there would be no tolerance for "shameful and vile" anti-migrant violence, facing down a noisy far-right protest during a visit to a refugee centre.

Record numbers cross Hungary border as refugee crisis escalates

 Record numbers of refugees are streaming into EU member Hungary from Serbia, posing a new headache for regional leaders at a summit this week set to be dominated by Europe`s worst migrant crisis since World War II.

Journalist takes refuge in Honduras human rights commission

A Honduran journalist has taken refuge in the country`s human rights commission in Tegucigalpa, claiming the government is plotting to assassinate him for exposing a corruption scandal.

Pacific man`s bid to be first climate refugee rejected

 A Pacific islander who launched a landmark bid to become the world`s first climate change refugee faces deportation from New Zealand after a court rejected his appeal.

Jolie, daughter bond with 12-year-old Refugee in Lebanon
Jolie, daughter bond with 12-year-old Refugee in Lebanon

Mother-daughter duo Angelina Jolie Pitt and Shiloh spent some quality time with a 12-year-old Syrian girl named Hala in Lebanon.

Jolie, daughter Shiloh spend quality time with 12-year-old refugee girl in Lebanon
Jolie, daughter Shiloh spend quality time with 12-year-old refugee girl in Lebanon

 Angelina Jolie Pitt and her daughter Shiloh recently visited Lebanon together to spend some quality time with 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl.

Pak home to world's second-largest refugee population, says UN
Pak home to world's second-largest refugee population, says UN

Pakistan is home to the world`s second largest refugee population, hosting as many as 1.5 million refugees, after Turkey, which has provided shelter to 1.59 million Syrian refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

Israel vows to protect refugees amid fears for Syrian Druze

Israel pledged Tuesday to protect any refugees who fled towards the Jewish state after a rebel offensive in Syria and Islamist violence there raised fears about the Druze minority`s safety.

Over 13,000 Syrian refugees fled to Turkey in past week

Around 13,500 Syrian refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, fled to Turkey over the past week, escaping clashes near the border, the Hurriyet newspaper reported citing the Turkish government.

Hungary steps up anti-immigration rhetoric in face of refugee surge

From billboards warning refugees not to steal Hungarians` jobs, to a government survey linking migrants to terrorism, Hungary`s government has stepped up its anti-immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, sparking international concern.

UN seeks $100 mn to enrol Syrian children in Lebanese schools

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown wants to raise $100 million so 100,000 more Syrian refugee children can join Lebanese public schools in September.

Malaysian police begin exhuming bodies at jungle camps

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began the grim task on Tuesday of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border.

Europeans resist `mad` EU refugee quota plan

 Key European governments are fiercely resisting an EU plan that would force the bloc`s 28 member states to share the burden of hosting refugees in the wake of the migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean. 

Germany bolsters staffing to handle asylum seeker surge

Germany plans to nearly double the workforce in its refugee office, adding up to 2,000 jobs, a minister said Friday, as soaring numbers of people seek asylum in Europe`s top economy.

Hungary`s PM Orban calls EU refugee quota plan `mad`

Hungary`s Prime Minister Viktor Orban called a European plan to evenly distribute asylum seekers among EU members states "mad and unfair" on Friday, amid UN criticism over the country`s handling of refugees.

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government`s controversial polices on the issue.

Iran says won't accept forced deportees from Australia

Iran is not willing to accept its nationals being forcibly deported from Australia but will welcome back citizens of their own free will, a top official warned Sunday.