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March 18, 2018 9:16 AM French island residents round up ‘foreigners

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island 146

February 2, 2018 10:47 AM Scores of immigrants feared drowned off Libyan coast

Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN’s migration agency. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants trying to reach southern Europe by sea. But last year the EU reached a controversial deal to provide help to the Libyan 69

November 1, 2017 4:36 PM New York truck attack: Driver 'inspired by Islamic State'

The man suspected of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is an Uzbek 192

October 5, 2017 4:42 PM Conference on migration begins at University of Ghana

Other topics include conflict, forced migration and international policy, determinants of migration, migration within Africa: defining the governance challenge; remittances and family left behind; immigration integration, transnationalism and societal relations among sub-Saharan African immigrants, as well as understanding the root causes of migration 92

September 15, 2017 4:52 AM German parties fret about Turkish voters as Erdogan makes mark

BERLIN (Reuters) - Nihan Sen's grandmother came to Germany in the 1960s but still speaks no German. By contrast, Nihan herself is a star of German youth culture, with 783,000 followers for her YouTube channel. Yet she acknowledges: "I really do like a bit of Turkish television." She is not alone. Turkish broadcasters have an 84 percent market share among 75

September 3, 2017 7:37 AM Muslims at haj are worried about Trump's policies towards them

By Mahmoud Mourad and Stephen Kalin MECCA/RIYADH (Reuters) – Even at Islam’s holiest sites and during the most sacred time of year for Muslims, some people cannot stop talking about Donald Trump. Among one group of American, Canadian and British pilgrims in Mecca this week for the annual haj, the U.S. president and policies they say target Muslims and immigrants 60

September 2, 2017 6:23 AM How displaced immigrant kids have become beggars on the streets

Living on the Streets How displaced immigrant kids have become beggars on the streets They are immigrants from other African countries whose parents have traveled with them to Ghana to look for greener pastures. One of the boys – the oldest among his peers – sees a man in suit walking towards their direction and immediately gets up to approach him. He holds 83

August 28, 2017 6:56 AM Bangladesh pushes back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh border guards on Monday moved to push back thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the worst violence in Myanmar in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and aid groups forced to pull out some staff. The flight of large numbers of Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist civilians from the northern 53

August 28, 2017 4:10 AM Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya despite violence

Police intercepted a group of 70 Rohingya late Saturday after they crossed the "zero line" border zone, where Myanmar soldiers earlier fired mortars and machine guns at villagers making the dangerous dash from the northern state of Rakhine into Bangladesh. The villagers were caught roughly four kilometres inside Bangladeshi territory en route to a refugee 100

August 25, 2017 1:07 PM Myanmar tensions: Dozens dead in Rakhine militant attack

Attacks by militants on police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state have left 71 people, including 12 security personnel, dead, the authorities say. More than 20 posts were targeted by Muslim militants in pre-dawn raids, the government said, in Rakhine's worst violence for months. Rakhine has been hit by clashes between Muslim and Buddhist communities 61