Libya

4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers

Two suspected human traffickers also arrested and one missing after deadly firefight on the Mediterranean Sea.

4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers

Libya

Aid groups cut death toll from shipwreck off Libya

16-year-old Gambian said he was the only survivor on boat packed with 147 Africans, but that was untrue.

Aid groups cut death toll from shipwreck off Libya

Germany

Germany: Roma march against asylum-seeker crackdown

Demonstators protested against increasing deportations of West Balkan asylum applicants, many of whom are Roma.

Germany: Roma march against asylum-seeker crackdown

In the Field

Sweden's backlash: Why the tide is turning for refugees

We speak to Swedish politicians and citizens to find out what is behind the current backlash against immigration.

Refugees

Swedish Arctic ski resort offers escape from wars

About 600 asylum seekers spent the winter where temperatures dip below -30C and the sun stays down for a month.

Swedish Arctic ski resort offers escape from wars

Asylum Seekers

Australia: Appeal to free detainee receiving threats

Petition to bring Iranian asylum seeker from offshore prison to Australia made by advocates after his life threatened.

Australia: Appeal to free detainee receiving threats

Refugees

Sweden detains Poles over plot to attack asylum centre

Arrests come as Sweden’s far right becomes increasingly vocal and as incitement for attacks against refugees spreads.

Sweden detains Poles over plot to attack asylum centre

Politics

US guards 'taunt hunger-striking asylum seekers'

Staff accused of eating pizzas in front of inmates, amid calls for their release from for-profit detention centres.

US guards 'taunt hunger-striking asylum seekers'

Refugees

Australia accused of denying detainees medical care

Health workers say officials are preventing offshore refugees from getting much needed medical assistance in Australia.

Australia accused of denying detainees medical care

Refugees

Australian police quell riot at detention camp

Government says it has 'full and effective' control of the prison after Kurdish refugee death sparked violent protests.

Australian police quell riot at detention camp

Refugees

Riot at Australian detention camp after refugee's death

Controversial facility on Christmas Island rocked by standoff between detained asylum seekers and immigration officers.

Humanitarian crises

Amnesty: Australian officials paid people smugglers

Rights group calls for probe into reports that officials paid smugglers to turn back boats on two occasions.

Humanitarian crises

Refugees rush into Croatia as border opens

Stranded refugees continue journey towards western Europe as border opening eases human bottleneck in West Balkans.

Refugees rush into Croatia as border opens

Humanitarian crises

Turkey rejects EU offer on refugee crisis

Foreign Minister rejects deal as "insignificant" given number of Syrians and other asylum seekers country is hosting.

Turkey rejects EU offer on refugee crisis

Refugees

Afghan refugee shot dead trying to enter Bulgaria

Fatal shooting by Bulgarian border guards marks first time asylum seeker has been killed while entering Europe.

Afghan refugee shot dead trying to enter Bulgaria