Turkey has said it will deport an American Islamic State fighter stuck in a border buffer zone to the United States. Turkish authorities made the announcement on Thursday after he was refused entry to Greece, leaving him stuck at the border between Greece and Turkey for days. Turkish authorities said on Monday they had begun to repatriate Islamic State (IS) detainees to their home countries, deporting a German and an American, and a further 23 European nationals would be sent home in the coming days. Earlier this week Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the fighter, who is believed to be a US fighter of Jordanian descent, was 'not our problem', as Turkish television broadcast images of a man standing between the borders of the two countries, with his arms in the air. The man was refused entry by Greece and was seen standing between the two countries near Pazarkule border gate in Edirne, Turkey, on Monday Deported American ISIS militant was left stranded between the … [Read more...] about Turkey will deport American ISIS fighter to the US after he was refused entry to Greece and has been stuck in the border buffer zone for three days
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Local media reported Wednesday that among the minors rejected at Germany's borders last year were 275 Afghans, 58 Syrians, 39 minors from Eritrea and 36 from Iraq. The "Rheinische Post" newspaper quoted the German government as saying that the minors were denied asylum because "they failed to meet entry requirements." The decision was likely taken because the minors in question lacked a valid visa or personal documents. A person claiming asylum can be turned away from the German border on the grounds that they entered another European Union-member state first and that country is therefore responsible for their asylum application. The figures also revealed that 45,224 unaccompanied migrants reside in Germany. Around 89 percent of all asylum claims by young people were successful last year, with 98 percent of Syrian minors and 71 percent of Iraqi minors reportedly granted asylum. How did Europe's refugee crisis start? Fleeing war and poverty In late 2014, with the war in … [Read more...] about German authorities turned away 620 unaccompanied minors in 2016
Thousands of Central Americans in the migrant caravan are spending their Christmas in Tijuana, Mexico. The goal of making it across the border is looking bleak for the migrants, as the reality of the lengthy wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry is beginning to set in. Despite the hardships, one Honduran couple were pictured sharing a passionate kiss in between the tents of their shelter on Christmas Eve. Photos display how some Central Americans of the migrants caravan are spending the holidays in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico Among the tents of their shelter, two Honduran migrants play with a gadget on Christmas Eve An Honduran migrant is seen scaling the US border fence to jump inside the United States to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico Two migrants were pictured playing with gadgets outside of their tents, while one Honduran migrant was seen scaling the US border fence to enter San Diego from … [Read more...] about A Christmas kiss in the caravan: One migrant couple shares a moment of joy among the hardships as their hope of entering the US fades
Islamic State (Isis) appears to have published a how-to guide for aspiring jihadis and potential recruits, advising them how best to reach Syria, what to pack, and how to deal with Turkish border security. Counter-terrorism police confirmed on Wednesday they considered the publication on social media of the guide, entitled Hijrah to the Islamic State a threat and were seeking to remove it from the internet. Amid an international hunt for three London schoolgirls who boarded a flight to Istanbul last week with the apparent aim of joining the militant group, the 50-page manual, circulated online this month in English, gives tips on how to successfully cross the increasingly treacherous Turkey-Syria border. On Tuesday, the Metropolitan police said it believed that Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, had entered Syria despite the tearful appeals of their families. The teenagers, who are thought to have been lured by jihadi propaganda, were on half-term break when … [Read more...] about UK police move to take down Islamic State how-to guide from internet
THE upcoming election was brought about by Brexit and looks set to be defined by it. But what are the main parties saying about the issue? Here's what you need to know. The Conservatives The Conservative Party has made Brexit a central plank of its campaign so far. It says it wants to leave the European Union by the end of January with Boris Johnson's renegotiated deal. The deal is a revised version of the one negotiated by Theresa May, and provides alternatives solutions to the problem of how to keep the border on the island of Ireland open after Brexit. It would see a legal customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but checks would not be carried out on that border.Instead, they would happen at "points of entry" to Northern Ireland from Great Britain. Speaking during a tour of an electric taxi manufacturer outside Coventry yesterday, the prime minister said: "We need to get Brexit done so we can spend... money on our priorities, end the uncertainty, and get … [Read more...] about Brexit – Where do Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats stand?