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Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters being returned towards Turkey.

HRW has accused the Cypriot coast guard of beating migrants and trying to flood their vessels in an attempt to summarily expel asylum seekers from the country's shores

Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

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Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

Amnesty International is calling on Jordan to stop transferring Syrian refugees to a desert region of Syria.

UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

HRW implores Greece to reinstate migrants' right to asylum

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HRW implores Greece to reinstate migrants' right to asylum

Human Rights Watch sayd hundreds of new arrivals to Lesbos are being detained, denied the right to asylum and set for deportation, violating EU ...

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Campaigners urge Kazakhstan not to expel Chinese asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch is urging Kazakhstan to keep two Kazakh asylum seekers instead of sending them back to China, over worries that the two men will be detained.

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Eight migrants drown near Turkey coast

The bodies of five men and three women were found by coastguards. Their nationalities were not immediately known.

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Migrant boat capsizes in Turkey lake, killing 7

A boat carrying migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh capsized and killed seven, with over 60 people being rescued.

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Turkey says 40,000 refugees expelled from Istanbul

Around 3.6 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey.

Erdogan to sue French magazine over 'ethnic cleansing' accusation

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Erdogan to sue French magazine over 'ethnic cleansing' accusation

The French magazine accused Erdogan of 'ethnic cleansing', calling him 'The Eradicator'.

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Kurdish forces warn of loosening grip on IS prisons

Fighting between Kurdish forces and Turkey-backed militants continues despite a Russia-brokered ceasefire.

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Comment: In Syria, at every key moment, the West has shown little commitment to values or allies, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

Syrian refugees go into hiding as Turkey begins crackdown

Burhan Yüksekkaş

Syrian refugees go into hiding as Turkey begins crackdown

As Turkey begins to expel Syrians living illegally in Istanbul, many refugees are now scared to leave their homes, afraid of being detained and ...

Stop forced repatriation of Syrian refugees, Amnesty urges Lebanon

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Stop forced repatriation of Syrian refugees, Amnesty urges Lebanon

Amnesty International has urged Lebanon to stop forcibly deporting Syrian refugees following reports that 2,500 Syrians had been forced to ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees deported from Lebanon

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Thousands of Syrian refugees deported from Lebanon

Human rights advocates have raised alarm over the new policy that allows Lebanon to deport Syrian refugees without paperwork.

Mel Plant

Why is refugee-friendly Turkey turning its back on Syrians?

Turkey threatens to split apart families with the decision to force unregistered Syrian refugees out of Istanbul. Why have tensions with Syrians risen so high?

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Syrian refugee 'shot dead at border' after Turkey deportation

Activists say Syrian refugee Hisham Mustafa was shot dead attempting to cross back into Turkey to see his family, just weeks after he was ...

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Turkish nationalists attack demonstration against Syria deportations

The Istanbul protest was staged in solidarity with Syrian refugees against a recent government crackdown that has reportedly seen hundreds ...

Mat Nashed

Refugee or migrant? A perilous question

Comment: Vulnerable people should be protected regardless of whether they fit into the definition of a refugee, writes Mat Nashed.

Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

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Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

Amnesty found Eritrean and Sudanese nationals have been subjected to prolonged detention and violations of their basic human rights in Israel.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living ...

HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against Syrians

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HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against Syrians

Human Rights Watch called on Ankara on Saturday to stop using "lethal force" against Syrians trying to cross into Turkey, urging it to open its ...

The EU must stop deporting Afghans to warzones

Mat Nashed

The EU must stop deporting Afghans to warzones

Comment: Sending Afghans back to a country where they risk persecution or death violates international and EU law, writes Mat Nashed.

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

Kareem Chehayeb

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

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