Sep 26, 2016

Indonesia collars alleged key trafficker of people Down Under

Indonesian police have arrested an alleged people smuggler who has targeted Australia since 1999, Indonesian and Australian authorities said on Saturday. Abraham Louhenapessy, also known as Captain Bram, was arrested in Jakarta before dawn on Friday, Indonesia’s national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said. ...

Arson blamed after new Austrian refugee center is gutted

Jun 2, 2016

Arson blamed after new Austrian refugee center is gutted

Arsonists were most likely behind a huge blaze that engulfed a newly built but still empty refugee center in northern Austria, police said on Wednesday. The inferno started in the early hours of Wednesday in the village of Altenfelden and left only charred remains ...

May 30, 2016

Austria commandos nab neo-Nazi who sought to 'kill all asylum-seekers'

Austrian police commandos have arrested a suspected neo-Nazi who allegedly threatened to massacre asylum-seekers, recovering several weapons and ammunition at his home, police said Sunday. The 20-year-old “repeatedly told friends that he wanted to ‘shoot dead all asylum-seekers with his shotgun’ at a refugee ...

North Korean defector criticizes China in rare Beijing talk

Mar 27, 2016

North Korean defector criticizes China in rare Beijing talk

A North Korean defector made a rare public appearance in China on Saturday, criticizing Beijing’s repatriation of asylum seekers despite alleged warnings from South Korea not to speak out. Hyeonseo Lee, who escaped from North Korea to China in 1997, called on Beijing to ...

Mar 1, 2016

Dutch ID 30 war crimes suspects among thousands of '15 refugee arrivals

Dutch officials have identified 30 war crimes suspects, including 10 Syrians, among tens of thousands of asylum-seekers who arrived in the country last year, the justice ministry said Monday. Immigration authorities found the 30 after investigating 170 people, Deputy Justice Minister Klaas Dijkhoff told ...

Jan 7, 2016

German minister says deportations possible in Cologne case

Asylum seekers could be deported if they’re found to have participated in a string of New Year’s sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany’s justice minister said Thursday. Police say witnesses have described the perpetrators as being of “Arab or North African origin,” but there’s little ...