Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Germany says they have financial firepower to cope with refugees

BERLIN: Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble pledged yesterday to use Germany’s financial firepower to help welcome a record influx of refugees, as hundreds more asylum-seekers...

Merkel warns EU partners of consequences – Germany hit by new wave of refugees

BERLIN/MUNICH: Struggling to cope with a record influx of asylum seekers, Germany told its European partners yesterday they must take in more refugees too,...

France prepares air strikes against IS in Syria: Hollande – ‘The transition is an...

PARIS: France will launch surveillance flights over Syria from today with a view to conducting airstrikes on Islamic State positions, President Francois Hollande said...

10k refugees pour into Germany – Greeted with cheers, welcome signs

BERLIN: Thousands more migrants streamed into Germany yesterday, greeted with cheers and “welcome” signs, as Pope Francis called on every Catholic parish in Europe...

Cyprus saves 114 fleeing Syria in fishing vessel – Lebanese, Palestinians among the rescued

NICOSIA: Rescuers in Cyprus yesterday saved more than 100 refugees fleeing the war in Syria after their boat ran into trouble overnight off the...

More migrants on march – Austria, Germany open borders

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA: Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants yesterday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a rightwing government...

Spain arrests 18-year-old woman suspected of IS links

VALENCIA, Spain: Spanish police yesterday arrested an 18-year-old Moroccan woman accused of preparing to travel to Syria to join the jihadist group Islamic State...

Drowned migrant boys buried – Hungary warns of ‘mass inflow’ of refugees

KOBANI: A Syrian father yesterday buried his wife and his two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while Hungary's leader...

Cameron bows to pressure to take in more refugees – Move to improve lives...

LISBON: Prime Minister David Cameron agreed yesterday that Britain would take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees, after an outpouring of emotion over the image...

Hungary blasts EU amid refugee chaos at train station – Migrants scuffle as police...

BUDAPEST: Hungary's leader railed yesterday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home,...

Family of drowned Syrian boy wanted to come to Canada

OTTAWA: The family of a Syrian boy whose dead body washed up on a Turkish beach had been trying to emigrate to Canada, a...

Image of dead boy piles pressure on Cameron

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure yesterday to take in more refugees after the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed...

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