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romania police detain 24 syrian, iraqi migrants near border


romanian border police have detained 24 syrian and iraqi migrants on suspicion of trying to illegally cross the border. they told police they were trying to reach the visa-free schengen zone.






romania: police detain 21 iraqi migrants near hungary border


romanian border police have detained 21 iraqi migrants hiding in a corn field near the hungarian border who say they were trying to reach the visa-free schengen travel zone.






11 migrants detained near romania-hungary border


bucharest, romania (ap) — romanian border police say they have detained 11 syrian and iraqi migrants who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and reach the schengen zone. police said in a statement monday that a man with both romanian and hungarian citizenship is also being investigated for migrant smuggling. the statement […]






romania detains 6 syrian migrants on way to schengen zone


bucharest, romania (ap) — romanian border police say they have detained and questioned six syrian migrants who are suspected of illegally trying to leave romania and head to the schengen zone. police say they discovered the group of four adults and two children early sunday near the town of valea lui mihai about 300 meters […]






11 migrants detained near romania-hungary border


romanian border police say they have detained 11 syrian and iraqi migrants who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and reach the schengen zone.






romania: police find 91 migrants from syria, iraq in truck


bucharest, romania (ap) — romanian border police have found 91 migrants from iraq and syria hidden in a truck transporting auto parts. they told police they were trying to reach the visa-free schengen travel zone. police stopped and searched the vehicle with turkish plates early tuesday at the crossing point between nadlac and csanadpalota in […]






romania detains 32 iraqi migrants hiding in furniture truck


romanian border police have detained 32 iraqis hidden in a truck transporting furniture who told authorities they were trying to reach a country in europe's visa-free schengen travel zone.






romanian police detain 16 migrants from iraq, iran, syria


romanian border police have detained 16 migrants from iraq, syria and iran who were hidden in a truck transporting dishes to sweden.






cyprus police: 85 syrian migrants took boat from turkey


nicosia, cyprus (ap) — a cyprus police spokesman says 85 syrian migrants who arrived by boat to the island’s northwestern coast have now been taken to a reception center. police spokesman michalis ioannou said saturday the boat that brought the 64 men, nine women and 12 children to cyprus set sail from antalya, turkey. he […]






romanian border police find 111 migrants in back of truck


romanian border police say they have stopped 111 asylum seekers hidden in the back of a large truck who trying to illegally leave romania and head toward western europe.






the latest: romanian police detain 7 migrants near hungary


the latest on europe's migrant crisis (all times local):






turkish coast guard: 48 syrian migrants stopped at sea


turkey's coast guard says it has prevented 48 syrian migrants from reaching greece.






iraqi forces capture border crossing to syria from is


beirut (ap) — iraqi forces captured saturday a border crossing point to syria from the islamic state group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time in years. tribal forces and border police, supported by […]






turkish coast guard: 48 syrian migrants stopped at sea


turkey's coast guard has prevented 48 syrian migrants from reaching greece, but turkey's foreign minister said saturday that the migrant deal is at risk if the country's citizens aren't granted visa-free travel.






romania: 1 british cyclist dead, 2 injured after hit by car


bucharest, romania (ap) — romanian police say a car has struck three british cyclists, killing one of them and injuring two others in eastern romania. police spokeswoman amalia ignatencu told the associated press the three britons were hit by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man sunday afternoon near the village of agighiol. she said […]






turkish coast guard: 48 syrian migrants stopped at sea


istanbul (ap) — turkey’s coast guard has prevented 48 syrian migrants from reaching greece, but turkey’s foreign minister said saturday that the migrant deal is at risk if the country’s citizens aren’t granted visa-free travel. the migrants on a rubber dinghy were stopped after a tip early friday, the coast guard said in a statement. […]






iraq paramilitaries move on key town near syrian border


a spokesman for the iraqi government-sanctioned paramilitary force says the troops are moving to capture a key town beyond the city of mosul, near the syrian border.






dutch police: 9 migrants discovered in refrigerated truck


dutch police say they discovered nine migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck near the country's border with belgium, after one of the migrants called officers because the group was so cold.






the latest: 16 migrants detained near romania-hungary border


the latest on europe's migration crisis (all times local):






syrian it expert extends web lifeline to fellow migrants


migrants navigating a new language, unfamiliar cultural conventions and germany's multitude of rules and regulations are finding help online in their adoptive country courtesy of one of their own.






syrian it expert extends web lifeline to fellow migrants


berlin (ap) — migrants navigating a new language, unfamiliar cultural conventions and germany’s multitude of rules and regulations are finding help online in their adoptive country courtesy of one of their own. the website arabalmanya.com — which translates to “arabs in germany” — was founded a year ago by syrian it expert talal mando. the […]






iraqi forces capture border crossing to syria from is


iraqi forces captured saturday a border crossing point to syria from the islamic state group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time in years.






iraq paramilitaries move on key town near syrian border


an iraqi government-sanctioned paramilitary force moved on monday to capture a key town beyond the city of mosul from the islamic state group, tightening its grip on series of towns and villages near the syrian border, officials said.






spain: migrants charge border fence; 6 injured


spanish officials say that about 300 migrants have tried to scramble across the six-meter border fence separating the north african enclave city melilla from morocco with many throwing stones and other objects at police.






mining firm sues romania for $4.4 billion over unbuilt mine


bucharest, romania (ap) — the canadian mining company gabriel resources said thursday it would sue romania for $4.4 billion in alleged losses over a gold mine that romania’s government decided not to approve following protests. the company said the lawsuit would be filed friday with a world bank tribunal, arguing that romania had violated the […]






syria, iraq troops link at border for first time in years


syrian troops and allied militias met up with iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border sunday for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the syrian military in their fight against the islamic state group.






us judge urged to halt iraqi deportations


a us federal judge has been asked to halt the deportations of around 100 iraqis, mostly chritians, arrested by immigration authorities in the detroit area over fears of religious persecution in their homeland. in a coordinated sweep in recent weeks, immigration authorities moved to detain iraqi immi...






romania: 1 british cyclist dead, 2 injured after hit by car


romanian police say a car has struck three british cyclists, killing one of them and injuring two others in eastern romania.






greek police nab 2 truck drivers smuggling in 20 migrants


greek police say they have arrested a turkish truck driver and a bulgarian truck driver who were carrying a total of 20 migrants near greece's northeastern land border with turkey.






hundreds of migrants cross spanish border, clash with police


madrid (ap) — more than 300 migrants forced their way into spanish territory in northern africa early friday by breaking through a gate in the fence that separates morocco from the ceuta enclave, a spokesman from spain’s civil guard said. three civil guard agents and two migrants were sent to the hospital for treatment as […]






hundreds of migrants cross spanish border, clash with police


madrid (ap) — more than 300 migrants entered spanish territory in north africa early friday when they forced their way through a gate in the fence that separates morocco from the ceuta enclave, a spokesman from spain’s civil guard said. three civil guard agents and two migrants were sent to the hospital for treatment as […]






police fire tear gas at protesters in baghdad


baghdad (ap) — iraqi police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in the capital, baghdad, as demonstrators loyal to influential iraqi cleric muqtada al-sadr demanded that local elections be held on schedule this year. some iraqi politicians have called for a delay due to the ongoing fight against the islamic state group, where iraqi forces […]






romania: 1,000 police officers protest to demand higher pay


some 1,000 police officers protested thursday in romania's capital to demand higher salaries, saying tens of thousands of officers are earning the minimum wage or less.






refugees, migrants evacuated from old athens airport site


athens, greece (ap) — greek police are evacuating hundreds of migrants and refugees from a makeshift shelter set up inside the abandoned buildings of athens’ old airport. a heavy police presence blocked off all access to the hellenikon airport site friday morning as the roughly 600 migrants collected their belongings and began boarding buses to […]






romania: 1,000 police officers protest to demand higher pay


some 1,000 police officers protested thursday in romania's capital to demand higher salaries.