Latest Political refugees News

Son of suspect in Muslim slayings to remain in custody

Aug. 15, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The son of an Afghan refugee suspected in the shooting deaths of four Muslim men in New Mexico will remain in custody pending trial on a charge that he allegedly provided a false address on a form when purchasing a gun last year. Shaheen Syed, 21, appeared...

Greek police find 38 migrants near Turkish border

Aug. 15, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have found 38 migrants who had been reported stranded on an islet in the Evros River on the border between Greece and Turkey. Police announced they found 22 men, 9 women and 7 children Monday at a site inside Greek territory, away...

Minister: Syria ready to repatriate refugees from Lebanon

Aug. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian Cabinet minister said Monday that Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon can start returning home, where he said they will get all the help they need from authorities. Tiny Lebanon is home to 1 million Syrian refugees who fled war in their country...

Suspect in 4 New Mexico killings left trail of violence

Aug. 13, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the six years since he resettled in the United States from Afghanistan, the primary suspect in the slayings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has been arrested several times for domestic violence and captured on camera slashing the tires of a woman's car, according to...

Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed

Aug. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's Muslim community pushed Thursday for the Afghan refugee suspected of killing four Muslim men to remain behind bars pending trial — citing previous accusations of domestic violence and video surveillance that appeared to show him slashing the...

Greece asks Turkey to help migrants reported stuck on islet

Aug. 11, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece on Thursday asked neighboring Turkey to help about 40 migrants, some urgently requiring medical aid, reported by aid groups to have been stranded for days on a river islet inside a restricted military zone at their border, police said. A police...

Spain evacuates 294 more Afghan workers and families

Aug. 11, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A plane provided by the Spanish government has brought 294 more Afghan refugees via Pakistan to Spain, authorities said Thursday, bringing to 3,900 the number evacuated by Madrid since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year. Spain said the latest group of...

Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

Aug. 07, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, investment and support for infrastructure development in the South Asian nation. China...

Afghan refugees find stability in senior communities

Aug. 06, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Noman Raoufi came home from work to find every window shattered, doors unhinged, light bulbs popped. In northern Kabul, on the street where his family lived, a bomb had sent a police car flying 30 feet before it landed in a flaming heap. It knocked men off chairs...

Italy's Salvini pledges to move migrant centers to N. Africa

Aug. 04, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s firebrand former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, put migration at the center of his electoral campaign during a visit Thursday to Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, a gateway for tens of thousands of people crossing the perilous central Mediterranean Sea to...