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After the resettlement of Calais refugees across France, anger among far-right groups has risen as protestors stormed the Brittany migrant center.

Riot police used tear gas to restore order. Brittany village of Arzon in northwestern France witnessed violent anti-immigrant demonstrations on Monday, as protestors from local far-right groups clashed with riot police after they stormed a migrant center, the Local France reported. The latest violent act against migrants came after more...

Eight Germans have been charged with forming a far-right terrorist organization and carrying out bombing attacks on asylum-seeker facilities and left-wing political targets, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The seven men and one woman are accused of forming in 2015 the “Freital Group,” named after a suburb of the eastern city of Dresden that has seen a string of anti-refugee protests and other incidents amid a surge in far-right attacks following a huge influx of refugees and other...

As hate crimes against migrants in Germany continue to rise, more than 450 attacks on German politicians and refugee helpers were registered this year, according to Federal Criminal Police (BKA) statistics published online Sunday by the weekly newspaper Zeit.

Some 317 of these offenses were directed against politicians and 144 of them against workers in migrants centers, the report stated. The acts were mostly motivated by right-wing extremists, the report also claimed.

The...

A 24-year-old refugee says he was assaulted by a gang of youths on Manus Island, in the latest act of alleged violence against detainees from Australia’s offshore processing centre.

The man told police he was walking from a Lorengau hotel to a lodge on Sunday evening when a group of young men called out to him. He said he ignored them but then the group surrounded him and one man demanded he hand over his phone.

“They went on and started punching me and pushing my head down,”...

A suburban town in Germany is building a 13ft-high stone wall to separate residents from refugees living at a nearby migrant accomodation facility.

Officials from Neuperlach Sud, outside Munich, said the prospect of a wall was raised after locals complained about 160 unaccompanied young refugees moving into the area.

The residents argued the values of their houses would decrease due to the proximity of the refugee centre and the noise issuing from it.

The nearest houses...

Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, asked not to rush for the construction of a mosque in Athens, adding that he had serious concerns about the building of the edifice.

Speaking on a nationwide broadcasting TV channel, Ieronymos II said that recent events changed his positive views regarding the construction of a mosque in Athens, referring to the recent refugee influx and sectarian conflicts across the Middle Eastern countries. He urged authorities to wait until...

Italian police have reportedly used batons and Tasers to coerce migrants into being fingerprinted under EU regulations, Amnesty International said in a new report. Many cases potentially amount to torture and abuse, the group stated.
The Amnesty International paper, which includes dozens of migrant testimonies and witness accounts, particularly criticizes the controversial ‘hotspot approach’ advocated by Brussels, meaning that incomers are often identified in Italy – their first point...

The Turnbull government plans to introduce legislation to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into Australia.

The ban will apply to any adult who has been sent to detention centres on Nauru or Manus Island since 19 July 2013.

It means adults who have previously tried to enter Australia by boat since July 2013, but who have chosen to return home, will never be allowed to get a visa to Australia – even as a tourist, or a spouse.

The ban will not...

The bodies of a 27-year-old Syrian woman and her two young children have been found in a freezer in southern Denmark.

Officers are searching for the woman's husband who is also father to the children, aged seven and nine.

Police said they were contacted by a member of the woman's family who had not been able to reach her for several days.

The woman and the two girls were last seen on Wednesday or Thursday and on Sunday evening their bodies were found in a freezer inside...

The head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has branded Angela Merkel Europe's most dangerous politician and says her migrant policy has paved the way for a possible civil war.

The comments came from Heinz-Christian Strache, in a speech delivered for the Austrian National Day that takes place on Wednesday 26th October.

Strache was speaking in front of hundreds of listeners in the Epstein Palace in Vienna where he not only spoke out against the red-black "stagnation...

The number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least a third since the start of the week when the “Jungle” shanty town in Calais was evacuated, officials said.

Along the bustling boulevards and a canal in a northeastern corner of Paris, hundreds of tents have been pitched by migrants - mostly Africans who say they are from Sudan - with cardboard on the ground to try and insulate them from the cold.

While the presence of migrants there is not new,...

At least 90 migrants who refused to leave the so-called “Jungle” camp in Calais, northern France, have been detained before deportation, a French NGO said on Friday.

The CIMADE organization said the 90 migrants were taken to detention centers ahead of being sent back to their countries in 45 days' time.

Among the migrants were people from Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea and Iraq, the organization added.

According to the French Interior Ministry, almost 5,600 migrants...

More than 90 people are thought to have drowned after their unsafe boat was damaged and sunk after leaving Libya for Europe.

General Ayoub Gassim, spokesperson for the Libyan navy, said on Thursday that the overcrowded inflatable dinghy carrying 126 people ripped and began taking on water about 26 miles (42 kilometres) off the Libyan coast.

Only 29 people were rescued, and the coast guard are still looking for survivors. Three women and a child are among the missing.

The...

Children have been sent back to a demolished and burning campsite in Calais despite French authorities declaring the "jungle" had been emptied.
Aid organisations have told The New Arab that dozens of children who were turned away when the registration office closed at 12.15pm on Wednesday were left with no choice but to go back to the "dangerous" camp where bulldozers have torn apart wooden shacks and tents are ablaze.

A French official had said the camp would be cleared by...

A poster mocking child refugees has been displayed on the wall of a communal kitchen in Parliament.

Labour MP, Chi Onwurah, tweeted the picture that shows an elderly man wearing a keffiyeh.

The text reads: “Just £3 from you could clothe and feed his 12yr old Syrian child for a week.”

Ms Onwurah tweeted: "Upset someone in Parliament thought it funny to display this in the communal kitchen over the weekend."

Onwurah told The Huffington Post UK: “It was spotted...