Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls for pause in Yemen war

May 7, 2015

Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls for pause in Yemen war

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen’s war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday for meeting with top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring ...

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

May 6, 2015

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday. A total of 16 people were ...

Apr 24, 2015

Couple first Nepalese to be granted political asylum by Japan

A Nepalese couple seeking political asylum in Japan became the first Nepalese to do so last month, a lawyers group announced Friday. According to the Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees, an increasing number of Nepalese are seeking refugee status in Japan, and on March ...

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

| Apr 20, 2015

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

The outrage Europe’s leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need. The moat that the Mediterranean forms between “Fortress ...