A Sit Down With Two Iranian Clerics With all of the change happening in the Middle East, we wonder who will be in charge of the government in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Are these student-protester uprisings going make it easier for the...
Bulgarian authorities detained 125 foreigners in the capital Sofia for illegally crossing into the country without submitting an asylum request, the interior ministry said on Thursday. Georgi Kostov, secretary general of the interior ministry, said the migrants, detained late on Wednesday night, will be questioned and may be granted refugee status. New measures to tackle the migrant crisis, announced by the interior ministry on Wednesday, are to be focused on illegal migrants coming mainly from Turkey.
By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, 13 of them women, maritime officials said. The boat had left Sabak Bernam in Malaysia's Selangor state and was heading for Sumatra in Indonesia when the accident happened. Muhammad Aliyas Hamdan, First Admiral at the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, said initial conversations with survivors led them to believe the passengers were Indonesian.
By Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) - The family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, one of their relatives told a Canadian newspaper on Thursday. A photograph of the tiny body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up in the Aegean resort of Bodrum swept social media on Wednesday, spawning sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. "I heard the news at five o’clock this morning," Teema Kurdi, Abdullah’s sister and a resident of Vancouver, was quoted as saying by Canada's National Post newspaper.