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Qatar Approves Law Allowing Some Foreigners Permanent Residency

DUBAI, Aug 3 – Qatar plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency, state news agency QNA reported, in the first move of its kind among Gulf Arab states that rely heavily on foreign labour. A draft law approved at a cabinet meeting will allow permanent residence to the children of Qatari women married

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EU Launches New Aid Scheme for Greece to Help Refugees With Rent, Cash

ATHENS, July 27 – The European Commission offered 209 million euros ($245 million)in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern Europe, have been stranded in

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U.S. Judge Halts Deportation of More than 1,400 Iraqi Nationals

By Steve Friess DETROIT, July 24 – A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by American Civil

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Migrant Deal with Turkey Working Well, Says EU Official

VIENNA, July 25 – An EU deal with Turkey to stem the westward flow of migrants is working well, and day-to-day bilateral ties are better than rhetoric might suggest, the bloc’s top official for relations with neighbouring states said. Austrian Johannes Hahn made the comments to ORF radio on Tuesday, days after Germany raised the

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Italy Convicts Tunisian over Sinking that Killed Almost 700 Migrants

By Antonio Parrinello CATANIA, Sicily, Dec 13 – A Tunisian man accused of being the captain of a migrant boat that sank killing almost 700 people was found guilty of multiple manslaughter and people-smuggling on Tuesday and sentenced to 18 years in jail. Only 28 people survived the disaster in April last year, when the

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Italy Convicts Tunisian Over Sinking that Killed Almost 700 Migrants

CATANIA, Sicily, Dec 13 – A Tunisian man accused of captaining a migrant boat that sank in 2015 killing almost 700 people was found guilty of multiple manslaughter on Tuesday by an Italian court and sentenced to 18 years in jail. Mohammed Ali Malek, 28, had denied being the boat’s captain, saying he had paid

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Greek, British Police Smash Gang Supplying Forged Passports to Migrants

ATHENS, Dec 12 – Greek and British police said on Monday they had broken up a criminal network that supplied forged travel documents to hundreds of illegal migrants trying to reach Britain and northern European countries. The gang supplied more than a thousand lost or stolen passports and travel documents that were procured from accomplices

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Germans See Refugees as Biggest Problem Despite Falling Numbers

By Michelle Martin and Thorsten Severin BERLIN, Dec 9 – More than half of Germans see refugees and integration as Germany’s biggest problem, a survey showed on Friday, despite the number of newcomers falling significantly on the year. A record 890,000 mainly Muslim migrants from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Europe’s largest

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