asylum

NATO chief: Turkish alliance soldiers seeking asylum in other nations

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Turkish soldiers in the military alliance have sought asylum in other countries amid a government crackdown following an attempted coup....

Germany open to granting Turks political asylum, minister says

The German government is open to granting asylum to Turks facing persecution from the administration of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a high-ranking official in the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday...

Asylum applications in the EU up 6 per cent in second quarter of 2016

The number of people who filed first-time asylum applications in the European Union increased by 6 per cent in the second quarter of this year, new data released on Thursday showed, with Germany...

Asylum applications to OECD countries doubled to 1.65 million in 2015

Some 1.65 million people applied for asylum in the world's most developed nations in 2015

EU has managed only 3 per cent of 160,000 planned refugee relocations

The European Union has fallen far behind its two-year plan to distribute 160,000 asylum seekers across the bloc, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday in Geneva.

Asylum seeker in Germany sets wife on fire, kills self

A Syrian asylum seeker died while lighting his wife on fire at a refugee shelter in western Germany, police said Thursday.

Bavaria first German state to dictate residence of asylum seekers

Bavaria has become the first German state to implement a new integration law whereby the government can dictate asylum seekers' place of residence for a period of three years.

10 Syrian refugees relocated from Greece to Croatia

Croatia on Tuesday took in ten Syrian migrants from Greece in accordance with activities "to implement the European Union Council decision establishing provisional measures in the area of...

Asylum seekers self-harming to come to Australia, minister says

Some asylum seekers are harming themselves and making false allegations in order to come to Australia, the country's immigration minister said Thursday.

Danish police arrest "lovesick" man at refugee centre for bomb threat

Danish police Wednesday arrested a man who threatened to blow himself up on the roof of a refugee centre.

Rights groups slam Australian government over asylum-seeker abuse

Rights groups on Wednesday strongly criticized the Australian government's policy of operating offshore detention centres, after leaked internal reports from Nauru revealed widespread abuse,...

Kurds make up majority of Turks seeking asylum in Germany

The number of Turkish nationals seeking asylum in Germany spiked in the first six months of 2016, and most of them are members of the country's Kurdish minority, according to official figures from...

Danish politician wants to bar asylum seekers from Muslim countries

A leading lawmaker in Denmark on Thursday called for the Scandinavian country to bar entry for asylum seekers from Muslim countries for up to six years, citing recent terrorist attacks in Europe...

North Korean defects in South Korean consulate in Hong Kong: reports

A North Korean defector was believed to be holed up Thursday inside the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong seeking refuge, news reports said.

Demands for tougher stance on migrants after attacks shake Germany

Four attacks in a week, three of them committed by asylum seekers and two claimed by the Islamic State group, left Germany shaken and prompted renewed criticism on Tuesday of Chancellor Angela...