11 Aug 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived on Saturday in Istanbul for talks on the conflict in Syria with Turkish leaders after Washington slapped fresh sanctions on Bashar al-Assad's regime and its allies.
10 Jun 2016
Berlin: Residents of a refugee centre in the German city of Duesseldorf set their shelter alight after a fight among Muslim refugees over Ramadan meals, a prosecutor said today, in an incident that is likely to increase unease among anti-immigrant groups.
05 Sep 2015
Budapest: The first buses carrying migrants who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital set off for Austria and Germany early today after they agreed to receive thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe.
19 May 2016
Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in the midst of a tight election campaign, came under fire today for backing his immigration minister over claims resettling "illiterate and innumerate" refugees would strain the social safety network.
30 May 2016
Bengaluru: Seasoned batsman Yuvraj Singh, whose team Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) crown defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the final, said the win is right next to his victories in the 50-over World Cup and the World Twenty20.
23 Jan 2016
Washington: US President Barack Obama has called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis as part of his efforts to garner support for hosting a high-level summit on refugees at the UN later this year.
03 Jun 2016
New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government today ordered complete sealing of Assam's border with Bangladesh by June next year, fulfilling an electoral pledge of BJP within a week of assuming power in Assam to check illegal immigration from the neighbouring country.
19 May 2016
Beirut: Syrian government forces and allies including Lebanese Hezbollah fighters seized a strategic town southeast of Damascus from insurgents today, a monitoring group said.
15 Feb 2016
Barsimaluguri (Assam): Smart cities may be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest mantra but a remote nondescript, insurgency-ravaged village in Assam along Indo- Bhutan border has earned the distinction of being northeast's first smart village.
27 Nov 2015
Toronto: Canada's Liberal government has announced a USD75 million contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.