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Bulgaria to complete fence to stop migrants at Turkey border by May

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Bulgaria to complete fence to stop migrants at Turkey border by May

IHA Photo Bulgarian Interior Minister Plamen Uzunov has said Sunday that the 270 kilometer wire mesh border fence with Turkey would be completed by May. Bulgarian Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Stefan Yanev and Minister Uzunov are responsible for supervising the border and informed reporters about the work of border police during a press […]

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After refugee attack near Yemen port, Saudi-led coalition calls for UN supervision

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After refugee attack near Yemen port, Saudi-led coalition calls for UN supervision

A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has called for the UN to place the port of Hodeidah under its supervision. It has denied involvement in the deaths of 42 Somalis killed in an attack on a refugee boat nearby. Some 42 refugees, who were carrying official UN refugee agency (UNHCR) documents, were killed while travelling […]

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‘Nazi measures’: Erdogan launches scathing attack against Merkel

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‘Nazi measures’: Erdogan launches scathing attack against Merkel

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in Turkey on Saturday. Photo: DPA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday launched a scathing personal attack against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of using “Nazi measures” in an intensifying dispute between Ankara and Berlin. Tensions flared after German authorities refused to allow some Turkish ministers to campaign […]

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EU Minister Ömer Çelik: If migration deal falls through, Turkey will work to prevent deaths only, not migration to Europe

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EU Minister Ömer Çelik: If migration deal falls through, Turkey will work to prevent deaths only, not migration to Europe

In an exclusive interview with Daily Sabah, EU Minister Ömer Çelik said Ankara’s EU bid depends on developments that will take place in the EU in 2017, saying that the bloc did not keep its promises to Turkey regarding the migrant deal. He added that Turkey cannot be expected to prevent people from migrating to […]

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AU Commission Chairperson pledges African Union’s continued support to Somalia’s peace and security efforts, on his maiden visit to the country

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AU Commission Chairperson pledges African Union’s continued support to Somalia’s peace and security efforts, on his maiden visit to the country

Mogadishu, Amisom– The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat visited Somalia today, on his first field visit since assuming office four days ago. H.E Mahamat, who was accompanied by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Amb. Smail Chergui and other senior AU officials, was met on arrival at Aden Adde […]

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North Korea Tests Powerful New Rocket Engine

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North Korea Tests Powerful New Rocket Engine

Tensions at a ‘dangerous level’ In South Korea Friday, Tillerson said: “Let me be very clear, the Policy of Strategic Patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table.” Meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Saturday, Tillerson said tensions on the […]

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‘My son was no terrorist’: Airport attacker’s father

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‘My son was no terrorist’: Airport attacker’s father

Police secure the area at Paris Orly airport on Saturday. Photo: Benjamin Cremel/AFP The father of the French man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier said on Sunday his son was “not a terrorist” and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs. “My son was not a terrorist. […]

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Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

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Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

© AFP | The refugees were hit by light weapons fire in waters off the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida  MOGADISHU (AFP) – Somalia has called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to investigate an incident in which dozens of Somali refugees were shot dead on board a boat. It was not immediately clear […]

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Canada to give $119M in aid to Middle East and African countries suffering food crises

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Canada to give $119M in aid to Middle East and African countries suffering food crises

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced aid for Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen spoke in Toronto on Friday at the Keele Street Community Hub. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) Related Stories 20M people across 4 countries face famine and starvation UN humanitarian chief warns Drought kills 110 in one region of Somalia in […]

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Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt

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Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt

Opposition fighters and their families getting in a bus, following their evacuation from the rebel-held Al-Waer neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Saturday, during the first phase of the Russian-supervised deal to complete the evacuation of fighters and civilians. — AFP  HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT — Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion […]

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