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A short-term burden, refugees may yet boost sagging EU economy

The hundreds of thousands of migrants surging into Europe are testing governments’ ability to feed and shelter them while prompting populist warnings …

Economics

Lack of EU migrant strategy reignites Serbia-Croatia tensions | Reuters

ZAGREB/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav foes Serbia and Croatia traded embargoes and insults on Thursday in the latest fallout from Europe’s failure to agree a comprehensive response to the tide of migrants streaming north through the Balkans.<p>After weeks of recrimination and buck-passing, a …

North Africa

Mina stampede: 14 Indians among 717 Hajj pilgrims killed, over 850 injured

1 / 14<p>Rescue workers attend to victims of a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday. (Source: AP photo)<p>2 / …

Mohamed bin Zayed performs Eid Al Adha prayer in Abu Dhabi

His Highness Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces performed Eid Al Adha …

No sign militants posing as refugees to reach EU

Dutch authorities have said there was no sign of militant groups systematically using Europe's asylum provisions as a way of smuggling attackers into …

Mecca stampede LIVE: Two Indians among 717 killed, over 850 Hajj pilgrims injured

Muslim pilgrims gather around the victims of a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday. (Source: AP photo)<p>Two …

Russian fighter jets in Syria 'rule out no-fly zone option'

Russia's deployment of jet fighters in Syria has effectively destroyed the West's option of imposing a "no-fly zone" over the country, experts have …

Yemen: 25 killed, dozens wounded in mosque bombing in Sanaa

A bomb attack targeting Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Yemen’s capital today killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more during prayers for …

Beef ban on Eid: Geelani asks people to adopt dignified attitude while sacrificing animals

With authorities contemplating to snap internet across Jammu and Kashmir on Eid amid fears of communal violence over beef ban issue, senior …

Sharp increase in migrant arrivals on Greece's Lesbos island | Reuters

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - More than 2,500 mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees, soaked and exhausted, reached the Greek island of Lesbos within hours on Wednesday, a sharp rise in the rate of arrivals via the dangerous sea crossing from Turkey.<p>A Syrian refugee carries his two children off an …

North Africa

Orban mobilizes Hungary's troops, prisoners, jobless to fence out migrants | Reuters

SAROK, Hungary (Reuters) - Built in a matter of weeks by soldiers, prison laborers and cadres of the unemployed, a vast new wall along Balkan frontiers is a monument to the ruthless efficiency with which Prime Minister Viktor Orban has mobilized Hungary against migrants.<p>People protest against the …

North Africa

EU Leaders to Relocate 120K Migrants

EU leaders to gather for emergency refugee summit

European Union leaders are set to gather for an emergency summit on the refugee crisis, a day after ministers forced through a controversial deal to relocate 120,000 refugees in a major blow to unity within the bloc.<p>The leaders will gather on Wednesday evening in Brussels to try to adopt a unified …

North Africa

Israel: Forces shoot at Palestinian woman after stabbing attempt

Israeli forces shot a female Palestinian attacker after she attempted to stab a soldier at a West Bank checkpoint on Tuesday, the military said, as …

With refugees, German Muslim minority could be Europe's largest

When the flood of middle eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could …

Ben Carson

Separatist leader Geelani's passport suspended ahead of US visit

The passport of Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani suspended by the government on Tuesday to prevent him from flying to New York for an event …

India

Refugees stuck in no man's land between Croatia and Serbia

Croatian police block border for first time since country became main refugee route to northern Europe<p>Refugees hoping to reach the safety of the EU faced a fresh obstacle on Tuesday morning after Croatian police blocked off part of the country’s border with Serbia, which had in recent days become …

North Africa

Muslim pilgrims converge in Mecca for haj

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world began moving on Tuesday from the holy city of Mecca to nearby Mina for the start of the …

Migration to Britain sees one of the largest shifts in the developed world, says OECD report

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development study says Britain also a top destination for migrants, particularly foreign-born doctors<p>Britain experienced one of the largest increases in migration flows last year out of a group of more than 30 developed countries monitored by a leading …

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian teen after attempt to stab soldier

Israeli forces shot a female Palestinian attacker after she attempted to stab a soldier at a West Bank checkpoint on Tuesday, the military said, as …

EU backs refugee-sharing plan, exposing east-west rift | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union approved a plan on Tuesday to share out 120,000 refugees across its 28 states, overriding vehement opposition from four ex-communist eastern nations.<p>The European Commission, the EU executive, had proposed the scheme with the backing of Germany and other big …

North Africa