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  • Sydney crisis: Hostage-taker named as Iranian refugee with criminal past 1 week ago

    Sydney: An Iranian refugee convicted of sexual assault and known for sending hate letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed overseas is the armed man holding an unknown number of hostages in a Sydney cafe, a police source said on Tuesday. Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee and self-styled sheikh,...
  • Satyarthi has fought for 30 years: President Bachpan Bachao Andolan December 11, 2014

    India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday, sharing it with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. ...
  • Centre asks J&K to consider conferment of permanent status to West Pakistan refugees December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There would be no permanent residency for refugees from Pakistan settled in Jammu and Kashmir since 1947 unless the state Constitution is amended, the government today informed the Lok Sabha. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said West Pakistani refugees settled in the state are not the...
  • 20 Sri Lankan refugees consume poison in Trichy refugee camp November 18, 2014

    Tiruchirappalli: Twenty Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on Tuesday consumed poison in Trichy refugee camp. They were on a hunger strike demanding relocation to another camp. They were immediately taken to the hospital and their condition is stable now. More details are awaited. ...
  • US human rights official to visit India, meet Satyarthi November 8, 2014

    Washington: A top American diplomat on human rights will travel to India next week to meet Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and announce a USD 3.2 million grant for health services to Tibetan refugees. On a week-long South Asia travel, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights...
  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP October 19, 2014

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • Uruguay President Jose Mujica welcomes Syrian refugees, guarantees jobs to all October 9, 2014

    Montevideo (Uruguay): Uruguay's government has received the first group of Syrian refugees to arrive in the South American country. President Jose Mujica on Thursday welcomed 42 refugees seeking shelter from the civil war when they arrived at Montevideo airport. The five families were taken to a new home on the city's outskirts....
  • Syrian refugees join Mozart opera to deliver message of peace October 7, 2014

    London: Appeals for peace in Syria are usually made by politicians and activists calling for ceasefires, negotiations and aid supplies. However, in southwest Germany dozens of Syrian refugees who have, for now, found safe haven after fleeing civil war in their homeland, are delivering a message of peace through opera. A special...
  • More than 2000 Bru refugees return to Mizoram October 3, 2014

    Aizawl: At least 2,136 Bru refugees have returned to Mizoram from the six relief camps in Tripura since June 21 last, state Home Department officials said. The Bru refugees entered Mizoram on their own after discontinuation of the official repatriation process and settled in different villages in Mamit district, they...
  • Turkish leader slams UN Security Council September 25, 2014

    United Nations: The president of Turkey has slammed the UN Security Council's inaction on some of the world's most pressing issues, accusing its members of rendering the world body ineffective. Speaking before the General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN has repeatedly failed to...
  • Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 1,50,000 September 24, 2014

    Surus (Turkey): Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 4,00,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group...
  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 1,00,000 September 21, 2014

    Kucuk Kendirciler (Turkey): The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said on Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds. The head of Turkey's AFAD disaster management agency, Fuat Oktay, said...
  • For traumatised Iraqi refugees, psychological aid first September 14, 2014

    Zakho: Fourteenyearold Yusra wipes away a tear before laying her head on the shoulder of aid worker Parzhin, after facing up to her fears and telling her story. Yusra and her Yazidi family were forced to seek refuge in Zakho, a town in northern Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, after fleeing a...
  • Sri Lanka's expulsion of refugees goes to highest court September 14, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan rights activists have gone to the country's highest court in a bid to stop the government summarily deporting Afghan, Iranian and Pakistani refugees, their lawyer said. Six human rights defenders have petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the expulsions, which are being carried out despite warnings that...
  • Clarify status of facilities for higher education of child of Sri Lanka refugees born in India: HC September 9, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court in an interim order on Tuesday directed the Director of Medical Education, to clarify the status of facilities to be provided for higher education for a child of Sri Lanka's Tamil refugees, born in India. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M...
  • 850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq: IOM August 30, 2014

    Geneva: The Islamic State militants advancements have forcibly displaced 8,50,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said on Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous...
  • More than three million Syrians registered as refugees: UN August 29, 2014

    London: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday announced that over three million Syrians have been registered as refugees and the crisis is only getting worse, BBC reported. The UNHCR said Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with almost half of the Syrians forced to flee their...
  • Islamic State militants seize small towns in northern Iraq August 3, 2014

    Irbil (Iraq): Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh gains by the Sunni extremist militants have forced thousands of residents to flee from...
  • Repatriation of Reang refugees raised in Lok Sabha August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Issues ranging from repatriation of Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram to declining camel population and death and devastation caused by rampaging hordes of elephants were raised by members in Lok Sabha on Friday. CPI(M) member Jitendra Chaudhury urged the Centre to initiate steps to...
  • 32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262 July 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the threeweek conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262. Israeli military shelled...
  • Australia court bars return of Sri Lanka refugees July 8, 2014

    Sydney: A High Court has barred Australia from handing back a boat carrying 153 asylumseekers to Sri Lanka, a day after Canberra returned another vessel to Colombo following a week of secrecy. The interim injunction from a latenight sitting applies at least until a hearing resumes on Tuesday afternoon, and...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 29, 2014

    This week, Actress Kalki Koechlin lends her support to CJ's initiative on 'menstrual taboos'. Also, students pick up CJ mike to discuss the recent row between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) over FYUP and how it affects their admission plans. Watch the teaser below to know more: ...
  • Kurdistan takes in Iraqi refugees displaced due to ISIS offensive June 25, 2014

    As the Islamist militant group, ISIS continue undeterred in their mission of capturing large swathes of northern and western Iraq, Kurdistan has come out in support of Syrian and Iraqi refugees displaced and driven out on account of the unrest in Iraq. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Kurdistan foreign...
  • More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN June 20, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said today. The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a...
  • Angelina Jolie, UK's Hague, vow action against sexual violence in war June 11, 2014

    Reuters: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed on Tuesday to ensure the world's first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict resulted in practical action to punish those responsible and help victims. Up to 1,200 government ministers, military and judicial officials and activists from up to...
  • India's internal refugees: Whose voters are they anyway? April 8, 2014

    Within an electorate as vast as India's, certain categories might get overlooked within bigger, more 'newsworthy' statistics. But when they are internal refugees uprooted by civil unrest and denied basic amenities, denying them the right to vote makes a mockery of our democratic institutions. The current Lok Sabha elections are...
  • Lalu will become political refugee after LS polls: Nand Kishore Yadav March 24, 2014

    BJP on Monday flayed Lalu Prasad for calling LK Advani a "Pakistani refugee" and said the RJD leader would himself become a "political refugee" after his party's "humiliating" defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "Lalu Prasad seems to be in awe of using the word refugee nowdays... He called L...
  • 10 lesser known cool things Abhishek Bachchan has done in his career that you have forgotten February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan turned 38 today. He was born on February 5, 1976 to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. He debuted as a hero in the year 2000 with JP Dutta's 'Refugee'. Since then, he is constantly under the watchful eyes of film journalists, and there are very...
  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy February 3, 2014

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Relief camps lack basic amenities December 12, 2013

    Shamli: The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of a report on IBN which pointed out to the death of over 50 children due to cold weather in the relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims. According to reports, riot victims live a very miserable life and find no help...