Bad news for German migrants

A long-standing member of the far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) political party has been sacked amid reports of his inflammatory comments in which he allegedly said refugees and migrants could be “gassed”. Christian Lueth, who has been with the AfD since the early days of its inception in 2013, was already suspended from his post … Continue reading Bad news for German migrants

Pope Francis calls for peace in Libya

Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take “to heart” the plight of migrants trapped in the lawless nation. During his weekly blessing overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff called for “an end to the violence” and a path toward … Continue reading Pope Francis calls for peace in Libya

US court ends Trump policy keeping migrants stranded in Mexixo

A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration courts. A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found the plaintiffs were likely to succeed in their argument that the … Continue reading US court ends Trump policy keeping migrants stranded in Mexixo

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African migrants die in shipwreck off the coast of Morocco

Seven African migrants died Monday and 70 other people were rescued when their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco to Spain, according to a military official. The rescued migrants, including 10 women and a baby, were brought back to the Moroccan coastal city of Nador and taken to Morocco's coast … Continue reading African migrants die in shipwreck off the coast of Morocco

Survivor explains the risks of being smuggled in a truck

Ahmad Al-Rashid knows what it was like for the 39 people who were found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England this week because he has been there and done that. Image: Ahmad Al-Rashid (Source: AP) The 29-year-old Syrian refugee found himself gasping for breath inside a refrigerated shipping container with a … Continue reading Survivor explains the risks of being smuggled in a truck

Brexit means Brexit, with all the consequences

Regardless of what happens in the next few months and years in the post-referendum UK, much of the harm has been done. The uncertainty, in particular, is killing. It will have a significant impact on many of the UK’s most productive economic sectors including universities and financial services. It will cast a shadow over inward investment and over … Continue reading Brexit means Brexit, with all the consequences

Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen

A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, the United Nations migration agency has reported. “The survivors told our colleagues on the beach that the smuggler pushed them into the sea when he saw some 'authority types' near the … Continue reading Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen