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Trillanes turns down political asylum offers: Fight is here

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:00 PM

'Parang abandonment 'yun e, andirito 'yung laban e so we have to be here,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV

POLITICAL ASYLUM? Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he turned down offers of political asylum. Photo by Rappler

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:27 PM

A new rule redefining asylum eligibility – to take effect on July 16 – is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the country, and comes amid White House frustration at Congress's failure to change asylum laws

ASYLUM APPLICATION. US Democratic Senator Cory Booker (C) stands at the Paso del Norte-Santa Fe International Bridge while helping a group of migrants to apply for political asylum in the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Chiahuahua state, Mexico on July 3, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Countdown begins for tough EU asylum reform by June

Jan 25, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The European Commission aims to insist all member countries accept controversial refugee quotas at the talks in Sofia with the 28-nation bloc's interior ministers

TOPIC: EU ASYLUM. EU Commissioner of Migration & Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos speaks during an interview at the EU headquarters in Brussels on January 23, 2018. John Thys/AFP

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks U.S. asylum

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Amos Yee 18 a filmmaker turned activist who has been repeatedly jailed in Singapore for his controversial videos is detained by US authorities since arriving at Chicago s airport early December

AMOS YEE. Singapore rebel teen Amos Yee, who is out on bail, speaks to reporters outside the State Courts after he was jailed for six weeks for insulting Muslims and Christians in a fresh brush with the law, in Singapore on September 29, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth Law/AFP

Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers – minister

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:11 AM

UPDATED The proposed measure is announced as Europe struggles to deal with a crisis that has seen tens of thousands of migrants arrive on Greek beaches

Refugee to rights lawyer: Why we should help the Rohingya

May 22, 2015 - 4:15 PM

What we actually have now is a humanitarian crisis and as various nations continue to violate their international obligations more will continue to die at sea

ASYLUM SEEKERS. Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants are seen in a truck as they arrive at a naval base before being transferred to Kuala Kedah jetty with the navy ship 'KD Mahawangsa', in Langkawi, Malaysia. Photo by: EPA/Fazry Ismail

Assange welcome in Ecuador embassy 'as long as necessary'

Nov 22, 2014 - 9:43 AM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears extradition to Sweden could lead to him being transferred to the United States to face trial over WikiLeaks publication of classified US military and diplomatic documents

In this file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during an interview with SBS Television. Frame grab courtesy SBS Australia

Ecuador yet to decide whether to admit Snowden: Correa

Jun 28, 2013 - 6:49 AM

Ecuador s president has yet to consider giving Edward Snowden asylum

ECUADORIAN ASYLUM? Edward Snowden speaks during an interview with British newspaper The Guardian in Hong Kong, June 6, 2013. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald