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Fleeing Saudi teen welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family.

Jan 13, 2019, 08:08 AM IST

Pak blogger seeks asylum in Britain after alleging 'torture' during detention: Report

A Pakistani blogger has applied for asylum in Britain.

Oct 26, 2017, 00:17 AM IST

Finnish court names knife attack suspect

Finnish police said on Sunday the suspect gave officials a false identity when he entered the country in 2016.

Aug 28, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Fugitive Thai ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai, aiming for UK: Junta source

Yingluck, 50, was due on Friday morning to arrive at the Supreme Court for the ruling in her trial for criminal negligence that could have seen her jailed for 10 years.

Aug 26, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

Australia drops asylum-seeker secrecy laws

The secrecy provisions were introduced in 2015, making it a jailable offence for immigration department workers to speak out about conditions in the centres.

Aug 14, 2017, 13:22 PM IST

Russia to grant James Comey asylum if US persecutes him: Vladimir Putin

"If there is persecution against Comey, we will be ready to grant him political asylum as well," said Putin.

Jun 15, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled.

Mar 25, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

Police search Berlin properties linked to Christmas market attacker's mosque

The German Police on Tuesday searched more than 20 properties in Berlin with links to a mosque visited by the Tunisian asylum seeker who killed 12 people at a Christmas market.

Feb 28, 2017, 14:21 PM IST

136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany: Ministry

More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July`s failed coup.

Feb 24, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

Sri Lankan PM says failed asylum seekers safe to return home

The UN has urged Sri Lanka to better protect minorities like Tamils and redress the wrongs committed during a 26-year conflict with Tamil rebels which ended in 2009.

Feb 15, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Berlin attack: Released Pakistani suspect hails from Balochistan

German authorities on Tuesday released the Pakistani asylum-seeker suspected of driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market and killing 12 people.

Dec 21, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

Berlin Christmas market carnage was `terrorist act` likely by asylum seeker: Angela Merkel

Media reports said the suspect had arrived in Germany from Afghanistan or Pakistan earlier this year seeking asylum.

Dec 20, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Myanmar man accused of self-immolation in Australian bank

Asylum seekers are not legally allowed to work in Australia.

Nov 19, 2016, 10:24 AM IST

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:38 AM IST

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden`s tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as "blessed" those in this overwhelmingly non-religious nation who take in asylum seekers.

Nov 01, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp: Police

Greece is accommodating over 60,000 refugees and migrants stuck in the country after a succession of Balkan and EU states shut their borders earlier this year.

Sep 28, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Pakistan to ask Interpol to extradite Brahumdagh Bugti: Nisar Ali Khan

Brahumdagh Bugti is seeking political asylum in India after Switzerland turned down his request for further refuge.

Sep 24, 2016, 12:16 PM IST

Worried over India's Baloch stand, Pak defence minister warns New Delhi against giving asylum to Bugti

"India granting asylum to Bugti will amount to harbouring a terrorist by a state," Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted.

Sep 23, 2016, 18:41 PM IST

Home Ministry receives application of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti seeking asylum in India

In a major development, Union Home Ministry has officially on Thursday received an application of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti seeking asylum in India.

Sep 22, 2016, 17:06 PM IST