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Turkish families seek sanctuary in Greece: coastguard

Atenas - Seventeen Turkish nationals, including six children, have requested asylum in Greece after crossing over from Turkey, the Greek coastguard said Tuesday.

Stranded Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar without guarantees

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya refugees living in no man's land refused Tuesday to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security after Bangladesh and Myanmar officials met to discuss their repatriation.

Bangladesh hands list to Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka - Bangladesh Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation weeks after the process was halted due to lack of preparation.

Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya to return: UN refugee chief

New York - Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said Monday.

UN to take part in Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has signed a deal to involve the United Nations in the controversial process of returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, a minister said Monday.

UK's Johnson urges 'independent' probe of Rohingya crisis in Suu Kyi talks

Nay Pyi Taw - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities again...

85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of raging violence in Yemen: UN

Geneva - The UN said Friday that surging violence across Yemen had pushed some 85,000 people from their homes in the past 10 weeks, with hundreds continuing to flee each day.

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

Two Reuters journalists detained for two months by Myanmar authorities were arrested over their investigation of a massacre of 10 Rohingya men, the news agency said in a report that detailed the grisly killings.

Rohingya women find peace in 'widows' camp' barred to men

Cox's Bazar - It is known as "widows' camp" -- a sanctuary off limits to men inside Bangladesh's congested refugee settlements, where Rohingya women and children traumatised by violence find rare moments of peace.

Denmark's biggest party wants to cap 'non-Western' asylum seekers

Stockholm - Denmark's Social Democrats, part of the left-wing opposition and the country's largest party, on Monday proposed slashing the number of "non-Western" foreigners allowed into the EU member state.

Bangladeshi loses legs as mine explodes on Myanmar border

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi farmer lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine reportedly planted by Myanmar security forces in a buffer zone between the two countries, officials said Sunday.

HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against fleeing Syrians

Beirut - 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 border to those seeking asylum.

Myanmar denies report of mass graves in Rakhine

Yangon - Myanmar on Saturday denied that there were five mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in a village in crisis-hit Rakhine state, saying that 19 "terrorists" had been killed and buried in the area.

Olympic divide for South Korea's aging Northern refugees

Sokcho - Below the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas, a few North Korean refugees still live almost as close as they can get to their home towns -- but will cheer for the South at next month's Winter Olympics.

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

Washington - The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

Washington - The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

Jolie urges UN Security Council to solve Syria war

Mafraq - UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour Sunday of a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

Traumatised Rohingya children fear return to Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - The disturbing drawings of homes engulfed in flames, and stickmen hanging from trees that are produced by Rohingya children in Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps are slowly giving way to the flowers and sunny days that psychologists expect from hea...

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Yangon - Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to the start of a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the UN warned of the dangers of rushing their return to strife-torn Rakhine state.

Village burns in Myanmar's Rakhine state: Bangladesh official

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh officials said Tuesday a huge fire burned and gunshots were heard in a village across the border in Myanmar's conflict-scarred Rakhine state, where authorities want to return Rohingya refugees.

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state.

Australia sends dozens of refugees from Pacific camps to US

Sydney - Dozens of refugees held for years in Australia's remote Pacific detention camps departed for resettlement in the United States on Tuesday, asylum-seeker advocates said.

Second Rohingya 'leader' killed in Bangladesh refugee camp

Cox's Bazar - Attackers on Monday killed a Rohingya representative in a Bangladesh refugee camp, the second such death in three days as tensions mount over the planned repatriation of some 750,000 refugees to Myanmar.

Bangladesh delays Rohingya refugee return

Cox's Bazar - The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting "a lot of preparation" was still needed.

Rohingya repatriation won't begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest repatriation move

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh Friday against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus.

For Palestinian refugees, US cuts spell 'catastrophe'

- The UN's agency for Palestinian refugees is the only reason Umm Mohamed could afford a C-section delivery, send her five children to school or have her rubbish collected.

UN Palestinian agency sees 'most severe' crisis ever after US freeze

Ramallah - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces its worst funding crisis ever after the United States froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, its spokesman said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said Wednesday as preparations for their return got under way.

Warnings of fallout after US freezes funding for Palestinian refugees

Ramallah - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.
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A protester holds up a placard opposing Australia's refugee policy
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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A Syrian refugee girl in a camp in Lebanon
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