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A 15-year-old Syrian refugee seen being pushed to the ground and having water poured on his face in a video shared on social media has said he will not return to the school where the incident took place.

Footage of the playground incident, which occurred at Almondbury community school on 25 October, went viral on Tuesday night. Since then, fresh footage has emerged that is said to show the boy’s sister being physically abused at the same school.

On November 29 afternoon around...

Italy's parliament will have the last word on the UN migration pact, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on November 28, so its officials will not attend a conference next month to ratify it.

Italy "reserves the right to adhere to this document or not only after the parliament has decided," Conte said.

Italian officials would therefore not attend December's UN conference in Marrakesh on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, where delegates there will...

Mexico has reportedly called for an investigation into the use of what it described as nonlethal weapons, including tear gas, along its border with the United States.

In a diplomatic note presented to the U.S. on Monday, Mexico’s foreign ministry called for “a full investigation” into the use of weapons directed toward Mexican territory on Sunday, a day after U.S. agents fired tear gas canisters toward migrants seeking to breach the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and California, ...

President Donald Trump has strongly defending the US use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants and blamed the parents of the children who were caught up in the melee.

Critics denounced the border agents’ action as overkill, but Mr Trump kept to a hard line.

“They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,” Mr Trump said.

“Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally.”

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Greece’s asylum system is hamstrung by public sector cuts imposed during the country’s EU bailouts, an UN envoy has said, as campaigners warned of a looming winter crisis for refugees and migrants.

MEPs blame Europe’s asylum system for humanitarian conditions in Greece, where thousands are stranded in squalid camps that are a danger to physical and mental health.

Philippe Leclerc, the UN refugee agency’s representative in Athens, said EU policy on Greece during the debt crisis...

As thousands of migrants from Central America wait in makeshift Tijuana shelters for a chance to apply for asylum in the U.S., a process that could take months, some have organized protests to pressure U.S. officials to devote more resources to speed up the process.

On Sunday, one of those protests, peaceful at first, turned chaotic when several hundered migrants broke away, overwhelming Mexican federal police officers before rushing a border fence and attempting to illegally enter...

Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the U.S were weighing their options Tuesday after a U.S. court blocked President Donald Trump’s asylum ban for illegal border crossers.

Many said they have no intention of breaking the law, but were feeling pressure after anti-migrant protests in this Mexican border city amid claims by Trump and the Tijuana mayor that the caravan harbors gang members and criminals, something they strongly deny.

Keven Paul Mejia, a...

Former Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Kotzias revealed on Tuesday that he has referred to the prosecutor charges that Greek diplomats were allegedly involved in issuing illegal visas to unaccompanied children.

During an interview with the Union of Newspaper Reporters, Kotzias revealed there are 93 cases involving diplomats illegally issuing visas to unaccompanied migrant minors.

The former minister said that some of the diplomats are already in jail because of his initiative...

Italy has called for the seizure of the Aquarius migrant rescue ship, alleging it illegally dumped 24 tonnes of potentially toxic waste in its ports.

One of two charities that lease the Aquarius, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), condemned the measure as "unfounded and sinister".

The Aquarius is involved in a long-running feud with Italy over its rescue operation in the Mediterranean.

It has rescued thousands of migrants but is currently docked in Marseille.

It has...

Rescuers in Italy are searching for eight Algerians who they believe were trying to swim ashore after the motor of their boat failed off Sardinia's southwest coast. Officials on November 17 said three people who stayed on the craft were taken to safety.

The migrants were off the island of Toro, near Sant'Antioco, on the southwest coast of Sardinia.

"In the afternoon of November 16 and this morning we recovered two bodies in the water," explained Giuseppe Minotauro of the...

An informal refugee camp in Rome which opened at the height of the crisis in 2015 was evacuated on Novermber 13, sending several vulnerable people onto the streets as winter sets in.

Located in an empty car park near one of Rome's main train stations, the Baobab camp would normally host around 300 people, mostly transiting for a few days or months. 

While the eviction had been expected for weeks, around 150 people were still at the camp on Tuesday morning when police vans...

Sweden has prolonged internal border controls with Germany and Denmark for a further three months over security concerns, the Swedish Justice Ministry said on November 8.

The ministry cited a persisting threat to domestic security and similar decisions by other EU members. In August, Sweden said that EU’s porous frontiers allowed potential terrorists to slip into the country.

Internal border checks were brought back in 2015, with EU’s permission, to get a grip on migrant...

“Greece should take urgent steps and adopt long-term policies to improve the reception and integration of migrants and to reverse the adverse effects of austerity measures on access to health care and education”, says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, publishing the report on her visit to Greece carried out in June.

The Commissioner warns that despite the commendable efforts made by Greece’s people and authorities to welcome migrants, the reception...

U.S. troops, along with Customs and Border Protection officers, have been working to secure sections of the Texas-Mexico border, in part by laying down barbed-wire fencing, as new photos show.

The protection reportedly includes roughly 1,000 feet of fencing along the Rio Grande.

The barrier was installed near the Hidalgo Texas Port of Entry, underneath the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, which crosses the river from Texas into Mexico. A Border Patrol spokesperson said the...

Officers in the city of Mainz have been criticized for moving the sick woman from her hospital bed during the night. The hospital has disputed claims from city authorities that they had given permission to move her.

A dozen activists groups and NGOs condemned police in the German city of Mainz on Friday following revelations that a pregnant Iranian woman was ripped from her hospital bed in the middle of the night because of a deportation order.

The signatories describe...