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Merkel to urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees: Report

Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited executives from some of Germany`s biggest listed companies to attend a summit next month where she will urge them to hire more refugees, the newspaper Bild reported on Saturday.

In a country wary of migrants, Pope tells Poles to welcome refugees

Pope Francis urged young people on Thursday to welcome migrants and refugees, putting himself in direct contrast with the government of Poland on the second day of his visit there.

German minister rejects blanket suspicion of refugees after attacks

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Mo0nday cautioned Germans against indiscriminately branding all refugees a security threat after a rash of attacks over the last week.

Bodies of 14 executed in Libya's Benghazi found: Medical Centre

A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said today it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a war crime.

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 migrants and refugees have already perished in the Mediterranean this year while almost 250,000 have reached Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

The Obama administration will provide another USD 439 million in humanitarian aid to refugees in Syria.

United Nation seeks to raise $952 million aid for Sudan

United Nation seeks to raise $952 million aid for Sudan

The United Nations Tuesday launched a global appeal for $952 million to fund Sudan's humanitarian needs in 2016, most of it to help people affected by the deadly conflict in Darfur.

Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees could get Turkish citizenship: Report

Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees could get Turkish citizenship: Report

Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey could be given citizenship under a plan to keep wealthy and educated Syrians in the country, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.

Turkish authorities detain 3 new suspects over Ataturk airport terror attack

Turkish authorities detain 3 new suspects over Ataturk airport terror attack

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three new suspects in connection with the attack at Istanbul's airport that killed at least 44 people.

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.

Without identity: Hindu migrants from Pakistan live on hope

Without identity: Hindu migrants from Pakistan live on hope

In a settlement of 30 rickety huts near Majnu ka Tilla in north Delhi, Hindu refugees from Pakistan are waiting for a change. And that change is possible when they receive the Aadhaar cards as has been promised by the Narendra Modi government.

Germany warns refugees against polygamy, child brides

Germany warns refugees against polygamy, child brides

Under Islamic law, men are allowed to take up to four wives.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Brussels has been seeking ways to clamp down on the Africa route after a deal with Ankara in March slashed numbers trying to cross from Turkey.

Turkish army kills 14 Islamic State militants near Aleppo

Turkish army kills 14 Islamic State militants near Aleppo

The Turkish military shelled Islamic State targets north of the city of Aleppo in Syria, killing 14 militants, television chanenls reported, citing a statement from the General Staff.

UN agency says Syria Kurds block civilians fleeing near Aleppo

UN agency says Syria Kurds block civilians fleeing near Aleppo

Civilians fleeing an Islamic State offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said.

Swiss village willing to pay £200,000 fine to keep 10 refugees out; fear sex attack on women, children

Swiss village willing to pay £200,000 fine to keep 10 refugees out; fear sex attack on women, children

Their is one more reason which has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s Oberwil-Lieli village to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants and i.e. fear of sex attacks on their women and children.

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.

World's 60 million refugees need 2.78 mn surgeries a year

Without access to timely and safe surgery, many people will become disabled and many will die -- outcomes that could have been prevented.

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus

Obama arrived in Japan after spending several days in Vietnam, where he urged the communist authorities to embrace human rights and abandon authoritarianism.

Pope Francis urges Europe to tear down walls, build social economy

Pope Francis on Friday urged Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.