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Sweden to expel up to 80,0000 migrants

Sweden intends to expel up to 80 thousands asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected. The country’s Interior Minister Anders Ygeman has announced that charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants over several years. Some 1 lakh 63 thousands migrants and refugees applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita … Continue reading Sweden to expel up to 80,0000 migrants

Pakistan closes schools in province amid Taliban threats

Authorities in Pakistan have ordered closure of all schools in the country’s largest province, Punjab, following an alert over possible militant attacks. The warning comes a week after a breakaway Taliban faction attacked a northwestern university and killed 21 people, mostly students. Bacha Khan University in the northwestern town of Charsadda, reopened briefly on Monday … Continue reading Pakistan closes schools in province amid Taliban threats

India concerned over downtrend in Middle East peace process

AMN / India has expressed concern over the downward trend in the Middle East peace process including Yemen and Syria. It has called for a resumption of a comprehensive peace process that brings a lasting solution to the Palestinian issue. India’s permanent representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin told the Security Council that unilateral actions … Continue reading India concerned over downtrend in Middle East peace process

EU warns Pakistan over migrant cooperation

European Union has complained about difficulties in deporting migrants to Pakistan, warning it could take steps against Islamabad if it fails to comply with a deal on repatriations. Struggling with its biggest flow of refugees since World War II, the EU persuaded Pakistan in November to restore a suspended agreement to facilitate the return of … Continue reading EU warns Pakistan over migrant cooperation

26/11 Mumbai attacks probe: Pak court refuses voice samples of suspects

Islamabad High Court In Pakistan on Monday dismissed the government’s petitions seeking clippings of the voices of the alleged masterminds of the Mumbai attacks and of six other suspects in the case due to non-prosecution. The prosecution was asking for the voice samples of the suspects to compare it with the communication intercepted by Indian … Continue reading 26/11 Mumbai attacks probe: Pak court refuses voice samples of suspects

Denmark approves plans on seizing valuables from refugees

Denmark parliament has backed a controversial proposal to confiscate asylum seekers’ valuables to pay for their upkeep. Police will be able to seize valuables worth more than 1,340 euros from refugees to cover housing and food costs. MPs also approved plans to delay family reunions for asylum seekers. A spokesman for UN chief Ban Ki-moon … Continue reading Denmark approves plans on seizing valuables from refugees

Myanmar President seeks more power for military

Myanmar outgoing army-backed President Thein Sein has asked parliament to extend the powers of the military controlled home affairs ministry by giving it control over immigration. President’s Office said Sein has decided to combine the ministry of immigration and population and ministry of home affairs and has written to parliament asking for its approval. The … Continue reading Myanmar President seeks more power for military

33 killed after massive snowstorm hits US East Coast

AMN / The icy streets in the capital Washinton remained largely deserted on the first work day after a mammoth blizzard smothered the East Coast. Schools and the federal government remained closed as people dug their cars and doorways out from mountains of snow. The storm was blamed for at least 33 deaths as it … Continue reading 33 killed after massive snowstorm hits US East Coast

India gifts ambulances, buses to Nepal on Republic Day

AMN / India today gifted 40 ambulances and eight buses to different organisations in Nepal on the occasion of its 67th Republic Day. India’s Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed over keys of 33 ambulances and six buses to different charitable organisations and schools during a function held inside the Indian Embassy premises. The remaining … Continue reading India gifts ambulances, buses to Nepal on Republic Day

IS may carry out large scale attacks in Europe again: Europol

AMN / Europe’s top police agency warned that Islamic State extremists may continue to try to carry out large scale attacks throughout the continent. Islamic State is expanding its activities to a global level, with a focus on the European Union, which should prepare for more frequent acts of terror similar to the recent Paris … Continue reading IS may carry out large scale attacks in Europe again: Europol

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