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NGO restarts Mediterranean migrant rescues despite virus fears

Berlin - The Alan Kurdi migrant rescue boat is heading back out into the Mediterranean after a two-month break despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to the German organisation that operates it.

Stranded by virus lockdown, India migrant workers walk home

New Delhi - With India locked down over the coronavirus and no way to earn money, Dilipji Thakor faces a grim choice: either walk home or die hungry.

Oxfam urges EU action on Greek migrant rights 'violations'

Athens - Oxafm on Thursday urged the European Commission to sanction Greece for what it termed violations of migrants' rights after the government voted to suspend asylum procedures for one month owing to the coronavirus.

Canada objects to US plan to post troops at border

Ottawa - Canada opposes a plan by the United States to send troops to its northern frontier to catch border jumpers who may be carrying COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Sealed borders leave migrants stranded in Moscow's airports

Moscow - For the past six days, Ayomuddin Kamolov has slept on the tiled floor of a Moscow airport, hoping to get a flight to his native Tajikistan.

Citizen patrols ward off 'invasion' on Greek-Turkish border

Talatpasa - It's nightfall in Poros, a small village in northeastern Greece. Tractors lie idle and the streets virtually deserted.

Greece tries to halt thousands of migrants, sparking UN rebuke

Talatpasa - Greece struggled on Monday to stop a growing throng of migrants from crossing its border with Turkey, as the UN urged Greece to honour its commitments under international law.

Police fire tear gas at migrants in Greece

Police fired tear gas at protesting migants on Monday on Lesbos, a Greek island on the frontline of the migrant crisis, an AFP photographer said.

Greece blocks nearly 10,000 migrants at Turkey border

Talatpasa - Greece has blocked nearly 10,000 migrants trying to enter from the Turkey border over the past 24 hours, a Greek government source said Sunday.

Hopelessness among migrants stuck on Turkey-Greece border

Ipsala - Stuck just metres away from Greece, there is growing despair among migrants who believed they were just days away from a new life in Europe after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "opened the doors" to the continent.

Police clash with French islanders fearing coronavirus among tourists

La Providence - Police used tear gas on protesting residents of France's Indian Ocean territory Reunion Island on Sunday who tried to block passengers of a cruise ship turned away from nearby Madagascar for fear there may be people infected with the coronavirus on boa...

Greeks fear 'invasion' of migrants across Turkish border

Talatpasa - Greece was on a state of alert Sunday as it faced an influx of thousands of migrants seeking to cross the border from Turkey, with locals fearing a new immigration crisis.

Turkey shoots down two Syria warplanes in escalating offensive

Ankara - Turkey shot down two Syrian warplanes on Sunday in an escalating offensive against the Damascus regime as Ankara pressured Europe over the conflict by opening its border for migrants to cross into the continent.

Samos villagers up in arms over new refugee camp plan

S - For many of those who live on the Greek Aegean island of Samos it is absolutely clear -- they want no more refugees, no new camps and to be left alone as they were before the migrant crisis broke in 2015.

On Greek mainland, locals stonewall migrant relocations

"We will not accept a single illegal coloniser," reads a banner in the small village of Makrygialos.The village is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants.

Greek asylum to refugees 'not indefinite' and reversible: minister

Athens - Greece will only grant refugee protection for three years as it struggles to integrate foreigners, the conservative government's migration minister Notis Mitarachi said in remarks published Sunday.

Greek island police fire tear gas at protesting migrants

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday fired tear gas at hundreds of migrants protesting against tougher new asylum rules, officials said.

Morocco border clampdown thwarts Europe-bound migrants

Fnideq - Mustapha left his home in Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Hungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop crossings

Budapest - Hungarian border guards on Tuesday fired warning shots to deter dozens of people from crossing from the Serbian side following a reported spike in attempts to get into the EU's passport-free zone.

Mexico deports 2,300 Hondurans from '2020 Caravan'

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities said they have deported 2,300 Hondurans who illegally crossed over from Guatemala with a caravan heading to the United States.

Mexico detains 800 Central American migrants headed to US

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops used tear gas to detain 800 migrants who surged into Mexico Thursday after wading across a river on the country's southern border with Guatemala.

Hundreds of Central American migrants cross into Mexico from Guatemala

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central American migrants surged into Mexico Thursday, wading unopposed across a river on the Guatemalan border where Mexican troops had used tear gas the day before to keep them back, AFP journalists at the scene reported.

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala....

Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back.

Troops fire gas as migrants try to storm into Mexico

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas.

Mexican troops block US-bound caravan travelers

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops urged some 1,500 Central American migrants to maintain "order and respect" on Saturday after the group attempted to force entry into the country from Guatemala in the hopes of trekking onward to the United States.

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs Friday to migrants in a new caravan currently crossing Central America toward the United States."We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters.

Honduran migrants in new US-bound caravan enter Guatemala

Corinto - Hundreds of people in the vanguard of a new migrant caravan from Honduras forced their way across the border with Guatemala on Wednesday, intent on reaching the United States.

Fourfold rise in migrants rescued in English Channel: authorities

Lille - Over 2,300 migrants had to be rescued attempting to cross the English Channel in 2019, four times the number for 2018, local authorities in northern France said on Tuesday.

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Paris - Of the many people who made history in 2019, some surprised themselves and the world by emerging from obscurity to make their mark, though one remains anonymous for the time being -- "The Whistleblower" behind the impeachment probe into US President Do...
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