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Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bid

Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bid

Two gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia after being threatened at home over their relationship have been held for weeks at an immigration detention centre, their lawyer said Wednesday.The couple arrived in Australia in mid-October on tourist v

Parents of missing migrants begin Mexico caravan crossing

Parents of missing migrants begin Mexico caravan crossing

A caravan made up of 50 parents of disappeared Central American migrants departed on Friday from Mexico's southern border for a cross-country journey in search of their missing relatives.This is the fifteenth time the Mesoamerican Migration Movement (MMM), a

50,000 migrants expelled from Istanbul since July

50,000 migrants expelled from Istanbul since July

Turkey said Friday it had expelled close to 50,000 migrants from Istanbul, including more than 6,000 Syrians, since the start of a crackdown on undocumented immigration. The Istanbul governor's office said 42,888 "illegal" migrants had been arrested and sen

EU changes title for migration commissioner after outcry

EU changes title for migration commissioner after outcry

The incoming European Commission chief has changed the title of her migration commissioner from "Protecting our European Way of Life" following criticism it had far-right connotations, an EU official said Wednesday.Ursula von der Leyen agreed to modify the t