Syria detainees endure `nightmare` underworld

 Activist Mohsen al-Masri spent two years being dragged between prisons controlled by the Syrian security services, enduring savage beatings and being hanged from the ceiling for hours at a time.

Murdered refugee laundered millions at Aussie casinos: Reports

A former Vietnamese refugee shot dead on a Sydney street corner had laundered up to AUD 1 billion (USD 830 million) at Australian casinos as he cleaned up cash for criminal syndicates, reports said.

Australia tightens asylum seekers access, leaves refugees in Indonesia

 Australia`s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East.

Pope weighs in as Italy refugee influx accelerates again

 Pope Francis weighed into Italy`s immigration crisis on Sunday, warning the country it faced a "social emergency", as the influx of asylum seekers blamed for mob violence in Rome accelerated again.

Australian-born baby denied refugee status

A baby born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents is not entitled to refugee status, a judge ruled Wednesday, in a case which advocates said will impact the fate of scores more children.

Making bombs into flower vases: Remnants of war become art in Gaza

Four flower vases adorn the living room of Hossam al-Dabbus`s home. Initially inconspicuous, a closer look reveals they are made of Israeli tank shells collected by war-scarred Gazans.

Happy Birthday Kareena Kapoor Khan!
Happy Birthday Kareena Kapoor Khan!

One of the most versatile actresses of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrates her 34th birthday today. The actress, who is fondly called 'Bebo' is still the choice of many filmmakers despite wearing a 'married' tag.

UN says 230,000 have fled homes in Ukraine crisis

A total of 230,000 people have fled their homes in the face of Ukraine`s spiralling conflict, the United Nations refugee agency said.

EU shelters Syrians but other refugees lag

European Union nations offered shelter to a majority of the Syrians seeking refuge from conflict last year but to less than one in three people fleeing Afghanistan, Africa or elsewhere.

Refugees don`t leave Tripura for Mizoram

The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura didn`t resume Tuesday as the displaced men and women refused to go back to Mizoram unless their demands were met.

Lebanon warns refugees against returning to Syria

Lebanon`s interior ministry Saturday warned all Syrian refugees registered in the country not to go back to Syria as of Sunday, threatening that those who leave "will be deprived of their refugee status".

Philippine refugee tent fire kills mother, five kids

Officials in a central Philippine city devastated by a massive typhoon last year say a fire has razed a tent used as a temporary shelter, killing a woman and her five young children.

UN urges more aid for Syria refugees at new Jordan camp

A massive camp opened in Jordan`s eastern desert on Wednesday for refugees fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria with the United Nations appealing for more aid.

`Almost one million` Syrian refugees in Turkey: PM

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached "almost one million," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, while pledging to keep accepting those fleeing the war.

`J&K Govt provided various facilities to 1947 PoK refugees`

Refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who had migrated in 1947, have been provided various facilities, including agricultural land to those in rural areas.

Privacy breach as Australia publishes asylum-seeker details

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.

US ending Myanmar refugee program

The United States is winding down a program which has helped to resettle 73,000 refugees from Myanmar over almost a decade, a US official confirmed.

63 people die in Syria refugee camp: Activists

A Syrian activist group says 63 people have died over the past months in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp from a lack of food and medicine.

Syrian boat refugees rescued from choppy seas in Italy

Italian coastguards on Monday rescued around 120 mostly Syrian refugees from a packed fishing boat adrift off the coast of southern Italy in gale-force conditions.

`Pakistani refugees` settlement package being sent to centre`

The Jammu and Kashmir government will send a comprehensive package to the central government for rehabilitating Pakistani refugees settled in Jammu following displacement in 1947, 1965 and 1971.