Nearly 100 refugees feared dead in Libya boat disaster

Search and rescue operation under way as latest boat disaster in the Mediterranean Sea kills at least eight.


Week in Pictures: From Philippines to Palestine

From protests in Palestine to death of former Iranian president and fire in Philippines, here is the week in pictures.


Germany to return refugees to Greece starting in March

Berlin to begin returning newly arrived asylum seekers to Greece after five-year suspension of such transfers.

War & Conflict

'Date set' for Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan

Russia reportedly confirms date for upcoming Syria negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital amid concerns over participants.

Poverty & Development

An unknown migrant route into EU runs through Lithuania

A newly discovered route through Lithuania's eastern border opens gateway into Western Europe for migrants and refugees.


22,000 Rohingya 'flee Myanmar to Bangladesh' in a week

UN says at least 65,000 have escaped since the launch of an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state three months ago.

Latin America

Week in Pictures: From Baghdad blasts to Turkey attack

From the prison break in Brazil to blasts in Baghdad and an attack on a Turkish nightclub, here is the week in pictures.

Battle for Mosul

Thousands more Iraqis flee Mosul battles

UN says more than 13,000 have been displaced in past five days as Iraqi forces push to retake city from ISIL.

Humanitarian crises

Europe sees sharp drop in refugee arrivals in 2016

Refugee numbers plunged by two-thirds, while deaths during Mediterranean journey rose sharply, migration agencies say.

Humanitarian crises

Tharparkar: The history and culture amid catastrophe

Away from the misery, the region boasts a rich cultural and religious heritage.

Battle for Aleppo

How blood feud is growing among the Syrian youth

The schism in the fabric of Syrian society is very evident and yet intricate at the same time.

by Batoul Karbijha


Global leaders warn Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya

Group of 23 Nobel laureates and global leaders write to UNSC about "crimes against humanity" taking place in Myanmar.

Human Rights

Refugee crisis 2016: 12 countries, 12 months

A look back at the 2016 refugee crisis from 12 different countries.

Humanitarian crises

Week in Pictures: From Philippines to Brazil

Tributes to singer George Michael, traditional new year celebrations in Brazil and a blast in Afghanistan.

Humanitarian crises

2016: The year the world stopped caring about refugees

Refugees, rights groups, aid organisations say empathy towards refugees is fading even as deaths in Mediterranean soar.