Eleven Syrian refugees drowned after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast on Friday, the coast guard command said, with local media reporting that five children were among the dead.
One in five youths in several North African countries and Lebanon would like to emigrate in search of better prospects, including those with university degrees, according to a survey conducted for the European Commission.
A new Hungarian law on the systematic detention of all asylum seekers could expose migrant children to sexual exploitation, said Europe’s top rights watchdog Friday, adding its voice to criticism of the measure from human rights groups.
With 30 days to go before the first round of France’s two-stage presidential election, the incumbent Francois Hollande made a rare sortie into the campaign after conservative candidate Francois Fillon accused him of orchestrating a smear campaign.
Six Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks, a spokesman said Friday.
Pope Francis on Friday warned European Union leaders the bloc risks dying without a new vision of the future based on the principles of solidarity on which it was founded.
North and South American countries will likely hold a special meeting next week on Venezuela’s economic and political crisis, a top Mexican official said on Friday.
A plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to East Africa where officials confirmed their presence for the first time in Uganda on Friday.
Syrian government troops on Friday recaptured all points taken by rebels in a surprise offensive launched late last week in the east of the capital Damascus, state media said.
A third of Yemen’s 22 provinces are on the brink of famine, the UN said Friday, warning that 60 percent of the war-ravaged country’s population was going hungry.