migration

Nigeria "accidentally bombed" civilians in north-east, president says

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his military "accidentally bombed" civilians in the country's north-east on Tuesday after an aid organization said 52 people were killed in a Nigerian...

MSF: Nigerian airstrike on refugee camp leaves 52 dead, 120 wounded

At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded after a Nigerian military airstrike on a refugee camp in the country's north-east, aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

Slovenians favour stronger border controls

Eighty-six percent of Slovenian citizens justify the government's decision to upgrade border controls due to a possible new wave of migration, while only 22% oppose the bill intended to reduce the...

Video: Building worker praises refugee shelter fire with "Sieg Heil!"

German prosecutors on Thursday launched an investigation into a video showing a building worker sent to inspect the firebombing of a refugee home apparently praising those who carried out the...

Thousands of migrants freeze along Balkan route, aid group says

Thousands of migrants in Greece and in the Balkans are suffering under the current freezing temperatures as local authorities have failed to prepare emergency measures, Doctors Without Borders (...

Afghans suspected of molesting women on New Years' Eve in Austria

A group of six Afghans are suspected of having sexually harassed a number of women in Innsbruck on New Year's Eve, the city's police chief said Monday.

Greek, Italian mayors share Palme Prize for assisting migrants

Two mayors in Greece and Italy were Monday named co-winners of the 2016 Olof Palme Prize for their "inspiring leadership" in assisting "fellow human beings fleeing from war, terror, and misery."...

Sweden convicts five Afghan teens of raping Afghan minor

A Swedish court Friday convicted five Afghan teenagers of raping an Afghan minor, but rejected the prosecution's request that they be deported after serving their sentences.

Italy violated migrants' rights, European Court of Human Rights says

Italy violated the rights of migrants held on Lampedusa and in ships near Palermo by detaining them without clear and accessible legal basis, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said...

Vatican places migrants' boat in 2016 Christmas Nativity scene

The European migration crisis features at the centre of the Vatican's Christmas Nativity scene this year, in a display that will be inaugurated at the Vatican's St Peter's Square on Friday.

Frankfurt airport test-runs new automatic immigration system

Frankfurt airport was testing out a new automatic immigration system on Thursday, the first time such a system has been tried out in Germany.

Merkel's CDU gets tough on migration, taking aim at dual citizenship

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) want to sharpen up Germany's migrant rules with a call for limiting dual citizenship and for German to be recognized as the...

Report: Rohingya crisis has forced thousands to Bangladesh

Nearly 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh amid a renewed wave of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Two migrants die in Austria while hiding in freight train

Two migrants have died in Austria while hiding in a goods train, police said on Saturday.

Suspects incriminate local German politician in refugee home arson

Two out of six people accused of an arson attack on a building earmarked for use by refugees admitted guilt in a German court on Thursday, in the process accusing a town councillor of being the...