15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Feb 24, 2015

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadis murdered 21 Coptic Christians. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit Islamic State targets inside Libya after the jihadis released ...

Feb 11, 2015

Australia's highest court rules Pakistani refugee can stay

Australia’s highest court has ordered the government to allow a Pakistani refugee to make Australia his home, ruling that he could not be refused a visa simply because he arrived by boat. The unanimous decision of the High Court’s six judges on Wednesday was ...

Feb 9, 2015

Suga defends confiscating passport of Syria-bound journalist

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday defended the government’s confiscation of a journalist’s passport as necessary to “secure the safety of” Japanese overseas. The Foreign Ministry effectively confiscated the passport of freelance photographer Yuichi Sugimoto on Saturday to prevent him from going to ...

10,000 Cameroonians flee inland after Boko Haram attacks

Jan 21, 2015

10,000 Cameroonians flee inland after Boko Haram attacks

More than 10,000 panic-stricken Cameroonians are fleeing border regions with Nigeria’s Borno state for safer locations following attacks by Nigeria’s Islamic militant group Boko Haram, government officials said Tuesday. Boko Haram has, in the past month, raided at least two dozen villages and towns ...