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The 26-year-old woman placed her two children outside her tent on Sunday before setting fire to it in a bid to burn herself alive, police said.

Friends of Ahmed Alharby are worried the former regime critic was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

Cyprus slams Turkey over <em>asylum</em>-<em>seeker</em> 'burden'

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Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker 'burden'

Cyprus has had the highest proportion of asylum applications in the EU for four consecutive years, at four percent of its population ...

Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

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Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says the hunger strike reflects a wider problem facing asylum seekers in the UK.

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Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

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UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

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Fire erupts at Greek migrant camp on Samos

A fire at a Samos, an overcrowded migrant camp has destroyed tents.

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

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Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties between the two countries are normalised.

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Deadly stabbing in Germany investigated as 'terror attack'

A 20-year-old Syrian man was arrested on Tuesday, weeks after a knife attack killed one tourist and seriously injured another in the German city ...

Greece to build new camp on Lesbos by summer

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Greece to build new camp on Lesbos by summer

Greece's migration minister said he planned to have a 'permanent facility' on Lesbos completed by summer 2021 to replace the notoriously ...

Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

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Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

Asylum seekers have been relocated to a different camp, where they say there is 'no medicine or electricity'.

Iranian <em>asylum</em> <em>seeker</em> stuck in limbo on divided Cyprus

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Iranian asylum seeker stuck in limbo on divided Cyprus

Omid Tootian, whose songs are critical of the Iranian regime, fears a return to the TRNC may lead Turkish authorities to repatriate him to Iran.

EU to unveil long-delayed <em>asylum</em> plan to share responsibility

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EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

The EU will announce a plan for member states to share the responsibility for asylum seekers.

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Over 240 refugees at new Greek camp have coronavirus

Greek health authorities have announced that over 240 people at a temporary camp for refugees, built after a fire destroyed the notorious Moria camp, are infected with coronavirus

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Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six Afghans, including two minors will face a prosecutor on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three ...

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Man causes Berlin motorway crashes in suspected Islamist attack

A man caused three accidents in the German city of Berlin in a suspected Islamist attack.

HRW: Greece must investigate <em>asylum</em> <em>seeker</em> mass expulsions

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HRW: Greece must investigate asylum seeker mass expulsions

Human Rights Watch is calling on Greece to investigate forced expulsion of asylum seekers at the Turkish border.

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Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

A Chechen former separatist has been assassinated in Vienna.

Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

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Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

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UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

The United Nations has reported the biggest rise of refugees in recorded history.

Second wave feared after Middle East eases lockdown measures

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Second wave feared after Middle East eases lockdown measures

Iran, Israel and Turkey have all seen cases surge after coronavirus lockdown measures were eased in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

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