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Australia rejects UN call to release Tamil family

Refused refugee status, parents and daughters have been held at detention facility.

France Minister supports granting asylum to Snowden

French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet says she supports granting asylum to Edward Snowden in France.

Malaysia set to deport Turkish family despite UN protection

Arif Komis is wanted by Turkish authorities who say he is part of the Gulen movement which was blamed for plotting the failed coup in 2016.

Court blocks Australia from deporting Tamil toddlers

Immigration officials put the Tamil family on a plane for Sri Lanka, but a federal court judge's injunction forced the pilots to land the aircraft and deposit the family in Darwin.

‘Not true govt has refused Zakir Naik asylum’

Home ministry source denies report by Indian news site that Putrajaya has asked the controversial preacher to leave.

US judge blocks Trump administration’s new asylum rule

The new rule brought in by the Trump adminstration bars most immigrants from obtaining asylum in the US if they transit through Mexico.

HK protesters seeking asylum in Taiwan

The fleeing activists are part of the group that smashed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council on July 1.

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

A new rule redefining asylum eligibility is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants entering the US.

Seven migrant deaths reported in ‘extreme heat’ at US border

'The extreme temperatures during this time of year can be fatal,' says Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz.

Parents of girl from India who died in US desert ‘desperate’...

Indian asylum seekers range from Sikhs claiming political persecution to lower caste "untouchables" facing death threats for marrying outside their class.

China calls on Germany to correct ‘mistakes’ over asylum for HK...

Scores of activists have been jailed on various charges including contempt of court and public nuisance.

Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada

Brunei has defended its right to implement the harsh Shariah laws.

Uganda says would ‘consider’ granting Bashir asylum

Bashir's three-decade reign was toppled last week by top commanders after four months of nationwide demonstrations.

Ecuador president defends Assange asylum withdrawal

Assange was arrested at the embassy on Thursday after Ecuador gave him up, and is now also fighting a US extradition warrant .

Out of the embassy, straight into custody

In court, Julian Assange heard the confirmation of US charges against him and was found guilty of failing to surrender to a British court in 2012.

Trump says he does not have opinion on Assange’s arrest

British police arrested Julian Assange on Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its asylum.

US judge halts Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

The judge says the government shall permit the 11 plaintiffs in the case to enter the US.

Ecuador rejects WikiLeaks claims that it plans to expel Assange

WikiLeaks said earlier on Twitter that Ecuador was about to expel its founder, citing what it called a high-level source within the Ecuadorian government.

Give refugees basic human rights please, NGOs urge govt

The NGOs want women and children refugees to be sheltered in homes or centres instead of being placed in detention centres.

‘Scared’ World Cup migrants face Russia deportation

Like thousands of other Africans, Lamin came to Russia during the 2018 tournament on a 'Fan ID' that allowed spectators to bypass the country's usual visa requirements. 

Australia rejects Sirul’s claim for asylum

The former policeman could be sent back to Malaysia if Putrajaya abolishes the death penalty.

Canberra seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Under Australia's immigration policy, asylum seekers intercepted at sea are sent to camps in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru, and they cannot set foot in Australia.

Mexico ‘disagrees’ with US returning asylum seekers

Foreign ministry spokesman Roberto Velasco said Mexico had not contributed to President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy.

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France

Grace's husband, Meng Hongwei, was the first Chinese head of the international police organisation Interpol.