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'2nd-class citizens': migrant camp plans angers Lesbos islanders

On the Greek island of Lesbos, the notorious camp of Moria still casts a long shadow, more than six months after it went up in flames.

US VP Harris thanks Guatemalan president for controlling Honduras border

Washington - Vice President Kamala Harris thanked the Guatemalan president Tuesday for monitoring the border with Honduras, during a telephone call to discuss the recent surge of Central American migrants into the United States, the White House said.

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos camp appeal for help

On a windswept hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, thousands of asylum seekers huddling in tents on the island of Lesbos are glad to see the end of winter.

EU says Turkey should 'urgently' resume accepting migrants from Greece

The European Union said on Monday that Turkey must "urgently" resume accepting migrants from Greece, where thousands are being held in camps, days before EU chiefs are to visit Ankara.

'Pyramid' of corruption pushes Iraq family to emigrate

Karbala - Hassanein Mohsen spent months protesting against corruption in Iraq. He also lodged complaints against officials. But now he is shunned as a whistleblower and sees only one way out: emigration.

Mexico and Guatemala in joint effort to slow migrant caravans

Gutierrez - The governments of Mexico and Guatemala have launched a joint military-police operation along their common border aimed at blocking caravans of migrants hoping to reach the United States.

Then and now: 10 Syrians recount a decade of war in pictures

Damascus - Samer became paralysed, Bakri had a leg amputated and Rukaia fled to France: a decade of civil war in Syria has devastated millions of lives.

Guatemala urges justice for citizens murdered in Mexico

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Friday urged justice for 16 migrants gruesomely murdered in Mexico in January, as their remains were received with honors.

Migrants protest at US-Mexico crossing, pleading for asylum

Tijuana - Migrants from central America, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico blocked two lanes of the US-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana, begging President Joe Biden's administration to allow them to apply for asylum in the United States.

US needs migrant labor, Mexican president to tell Biden

Mexico - Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday that in a virtual meeting Monday with President Joe Biden he will emphasize how important migrant labor is to the US economy.

US, rights groups criticize Malaysia for deportations to Myanmar

Kuala Lumpur - The United States on Wednesday led criticism of Malaysia for deporing more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals back to their military-ruled nation in defiance of a court order.

Malaysia deports over 1,000 Myanmar nationals, defying court order

Lumut - Malaysia on Tuesday deported more than 1,000 Myanmar detainees back to their strife-torn homeland just weeks after a coup, despite a court order halting the repatriation and a storm of criticism.

Malaysian activists make legal bid to halt Myanmar deportation

Lumut - Malaysian activists made a last-ditch legal bid to halt the deportation Tuesday of 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland weeks after a coup, following a storm of criticism.

Malaysia faces calls to halt Myanmar deportations

Lumut - Malaysia faced calls Monday to halt the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals on navy ships to their homeland weeks after a coup, with the United States the latest to voice concerns.

Austria refugee home saved by former resident

Baden - The white paint has not yet dried, but as Sukhdeep Singh walks through the house where he used to live in the Austrian town of Baden, he is already picturing the refugees who -- thanks to him -- will soon be calling it home.

Central America planning for wave of migrant caravans

Guatemala City - Central American countries are preparing for a wave of migrant caravans containing people from as far away as Africa and Asia to cross their territories, a Guatemala official said Friday.

Migrants on US-Mexican border pray as Biden opens door

Matamoros - A first group of asylum seekers crossed the US border Friday under President Joe Biden's immigration reforms, while thousands more waited nervously in Mexico praying that they too would be allowed entry.

Aegean Sea a 'lawless space' for migrants as abuses soar: NGO

Athens - There was an "unprecedented escalation" of human rights violations against migrants in the Aegean Sea last year, a campaign group said Friday, accusing Greece and the EU's border patrol agency Frontex of being behind a soaring number of illegal returns...

Migrant massacre puts focus on Mexican police corruption

Mexico - The massacre of a group of migrants whose charred bodies were found in northern Mexico has shone a spotlight on the entrenched links between police and criminals in the violence-ridden country.

'Not the city I used to know': Why some Hong Kongers are leaving

Fpo - A new visa scheme is offering millions of Hong Kongers a pathway to British citizenship as the city's former colonial master opens its doors to those wanting to escape China's crackdown.

Tears, guilt and hope for Hong Kongers seeking new life in Britain

Fpo - As the clock counts down to her finally leaving Hong Kong, Judy is riddled with self-doubt and guilt over the gut-wrenching decision to move her family to the other side of the world for a new life in Britain.

Colombia to offer temporary protected status to 1mn Venezuelan migrants

Apo - Colombia will temporarily normalize the status of almost one million undocumented Venezuelan migrants, President Ivan Duque said on Monday during a visit by the UN Refugee Agency.Some 56 percent -- around 950,000 -- of the 1.

In Bosnia, migrants and locals urge EU to unlock its gate

Zboriste - "We will try again," Mohammad Amin Ibrahimi, a teacher from Kabul, says as he looks west towards the hills of neighbouring Croatia, a country he has tried to enter 30 times in his dream to bring his family to the European Union.

Covid strands 1,000 Cuban, Haitian migrants in Colombia

Apo - The closing of Panama's border due to Covid has stranded a thousand migrants -- most from Haiti and Cuba -- in Colombia, as they had planned to sneak across on their way to the United States, officials said Thursday.

Biden brings hope for migrants on Mexican-US border

Juarez - Migrants stranded on the Mexican-US border said Wednesday that Joe Biden's arrival in the White House had given them a new sense of optimism after years of Donald Trump's harsh policies."We're very happy.

Expelled Honduran migrants cling on to American dream

Sanarate - Returning home to a life of hunger and desolation, Hondurans who were kicked out of Guatemala as they started off on a long walk to the United States are vowing they will not abandon their pursuit of the American dream.

Guatemala returns thousands of migrants to Honduras

Gual - In buses and trucks, Guatemala on Tuesday returned thousands of migrants to Honduras after police and soldiers halted their northward march to the United States, dashing their hopes of a better life there.

Guatemala returns thousands of migrants to Honduras

Gual - In buses and trucks, Guatemala on Tuesday returned thousands of migrants to Honduras after police and soldiers halted their northward march to the United States, dashing their hopes of a better life there.

Colombia will expel foreigners caught partying as virus spreads

Apo - Colombian immigration officials announced Monday that foreign nationals caught taking part in underground parties in violation of a ban on social gatherings during the pandemic will be expelled from the country.

Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan

Gual - Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America on foot, AFP reporters witnessed.
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