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 27 ...

/ Dec 4, 2014

Belgium lawmakers set stage to recognize Palestinian state

Belgian legislators from the ruling coalition are working on a nonbinding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, adding to the groundswell of support within the European Union. Even if such a legislative resolution from the government parties comes quickly, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said ...

French vote urges recognition of Palestinian state

Dec 3, 2014

French vote urges recognition of Palestinian state

France's lower house of parliament voted Tuesday to urge the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in the hope that it would speed up peace efforts after decades of conflict. The vote, approved with 339 votes to 151, is nonbinding. But it is a symbolic ...