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World 27 May 2015 | 3:00 AM

East African leaders to hold summit on Burundi violence

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - East African leaders will meet on Sunday to discuss the crisis in Burundi as violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters continue and the opposition has boycotted talks to resolve the stand-off.

Nation 30 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Gaining from others’ pain

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: To society, he is seen as a philanthropist, often helping his less fortunate countrymen. But what is not known is that this former Myanmar refugee and his Malaysian business partner make millions from the misery of those they traffick.

Letters 30 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Don’t blame Australia

From PAT ABRAHAMS,Melbourne, Australia

Nation 30 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Act against smugglers, NGO tells Myanmar

PETALING JAYA: Myanmar must end its rights-abusing and discriminatory policies towards the Rohingya and join other countries in taking action against smugglers, said a human rights group.

World 23 Jan 2015 | 8:05 PM

Ukraine death toll may be far higher than known 5,000 - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The known death toll in the Ukraine conflict that began last April now exceeds 5,000 and may be far higher, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

Nation 11 Jan 2015 | 10:54 PM

Over 200 immigrants arrested in massive dragnet

KUALA LUMPUR: Over 200 immigrants were arrested in a massive dragnet that saw police, KL City Hall (DBKL) and the Immigration Department stopping more than a thousand foreigners on the streets of the city centre.

World 14 May 2015 | 7:10 PM

Thailand finds migrant boat, declines permission to land

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has found a boat drifting off its west coast carrying 300 migrants but has refused to grant it permission to land, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

Nation 14 May 2015 | 7:33 PM

Wan Junaidi to Myanmar: Stop oppressing Rohingya

KUALA LUMPUR: Southeast Asia must send a "very strong message" to Myanmar to stop oppressing its Rohingya minority, who are part of a surge in boat people raising fears of a regional humanitarian crisis, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

World 15 Jul 2019 | 9:56 PM

Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had travelled on the way to the United States.

World 14 Jul 2019 | 5:31 AM

Final death toll in boat migrant accident off Tunisia rises to 82

TUNIS (Reuters) - The number of bodies recovered by Tunisia after a ship packed with migrants sank off its coast last week has risen to 82, in one of the worst disasters in recent years, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Saturday.