The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said it will work towards providing sustained livelihood to refugees from west Pakistan but hinted it would not give them citizenship rights saying the issue does not have any mention in the agenda of alliance.
Islamic State fighters battled rival insurgents for control of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts on Friday, a monitoring group said, attempting to secure a foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad`s seat of power.
Refugees fleeing war-torn Yemen have arrived by boat in almost equally violent Somalia, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a surprising reversal of a decades old trend which saw Somalis escaping to Yemen.
In the Chadian capital N`Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter`s card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday`s presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries.
Hardline Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of taking an ambiguous stand on west Pakistan refugees, saying the state was under no obligation to rehabilitate them.
A visiting Afghan parliamentary delegation on Monday complained about the harassment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan in the aftermath of a deadly Taliban attack on an army-run school here last December.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday termed Centre's decision to hold an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss repatriation of Lankan Tamil refugees as "premature" and asked it to defer it, saying conditions in Sri Lanka's northeast were not conducive for them to return.
Nearly 18,000 people hit by NDFB (S) violence in Assam have returned to their homes from camps since yesterday with improvement in the situation though nearly over 1.6 lakh people are still lodged in the temporary shelters, reports stated on Sunday.
Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees after he repeatedly questioned why the attacker had received political asylum and welfare benefits in Australia.
Lambasting previous NC, PDP and Congress governments for their failure to grant compensation to over 15 lakh refugees from PoK in Jammu region, BJP today said it is committed to address the problems of all categories of refugees in Jammu and Kashmir.
North Korea released a fresh video Thursday purportedly showing nine young defectors controversially repatriated from Laos, in an apparent bid to refute claims that they had been executed or imprisoned.
The Swiss will once again head to the polls this weekend to decide whether to dramatically slash immigration numbers, this time in the name of saving the environment in a proposal opponents have labelled xenophobic.