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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.

World 12 Jul 2019 | 8:27 AM

Trump's plan to have Guatemala absorb asylum seekers could face court challenge in Central America

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, while five former senior officials went to court to block an agreement Morales may sign declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers.

Nation 10 Jul 2019 | 3:23 AM

Five Rohingyas nabbed in anti-human trafficking operation

GEORGE TOWN: The police have busted several human traffickers, following an operation to identify the smugglers bringing in Rohingya nationals to Penang from Myanmar.

World 07 Jul 2019 | 5:41 AM

Tunisia recovers 14 migrants' bodies after dozens drowned off coast

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Coast Guard recovered on Saturday the bodies of 14 African migrants who drowned when their boat carrying more than 80 people sank after setting off for Europe from neighbouring Libya, the Tunisian Red Crescent said.

World 03 Jul 2019 | 3:38 PM

At least 30 killed in hit on Tripoli migrant detention centre - UN

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 30 migrants were killed in an overnight strike on a Tripoli migrant detention centre and dozens were injured, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.