UNHCR: Up to 250,000 Syrian refugees may return home in 2019

Up to 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, but persistent questions around documentation, forced military conscription and property ownership among the returnees must still be resolved, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. About 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in neighbouring countries, namely Turkey,[…]

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Aus minister pushes ahead with white SA farmer plan

A senior Australian minister vowed on Thursday to press on with a plan to bring white South African farmers to Australia, hitting out at criticism from “crazy lefties” who he said were “dead to me”. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sparked uproar last week by singling out the farmers’ need[…]

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Refugee protests disrupt Australian parliament

Protesters, angered by Australia’s refugee policy, have disrupted parliament for a second day by abseiling down the building and erecting a banner that read “close the bloody camps now”. In the early hours of Thursday the group also poured red dye – representing blood – into a fountain in front[…]

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At least 42 migrants drown off Greek islands

At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday, coastguards said, marking one of the deadliest days for migrants risking the perilous route to Europe from Turkey. According to survivors’ testimonies, dozens were on board a wooden[…]

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Denmark urged to reject ‘cruel’ refugee laws

Amnesty International has urged Denmark’s parliament to reject proposed changes to the country’s laws on refugees that it says would “have a devastating impact on vulnerable people” and may violate international human rights laws. In a statement on Thursday, the UK-based rights group said the reforms would see the Danish[…]

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EU ‘has two months’ to solve refugee crisis

European Council President Donald Tusk has issued a stark warning that the European Union had “no more than two months” to tackle the refugee crisis engulfing the 28-nation bloc or else face the collapse of its passport-free Schengen zone. Tusk was speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday[…]

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