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Bodies of drowned migrant man, daughter back in El Salvador

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:29 AM

A shocking photo of the lifeless bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in the Rio Grande has fueled concern and outrage around the world

FATHER-DAUGHTER. The corpses of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez (left) and his daughter Angie Valeria are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas State, Mexico on June 26, 2019, after they were found drowned. Photo by Marco Rodriguez/AFP

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

Jun 23, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Government agencies were unable to say what would happen to the children already sent to tent camps and other facilities spread across the country while their parents were charged with immigration offenses.

RELEASED. A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Loren Elliott / AFP

At least 14 migrants die as boat capsizes off Greece – police

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Police recovers 8 more bodies after the corpses of a man, a woman and 4 children surfaced off the island of Agathonissi

Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border after 27 years

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:58 PM

After Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi visited Saudi Arabia in June Riyadh and Baghdad reach a deal to renovate the Arar border post and fully open it for trade and passage for visitors between the two countries

REOPENING A BORDER. A handout picture released by the official website of the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on January 14, 2016 shows him (R) meeting with the new Saudi ambassador to Iraqi Thamer al-Sabhan in the capital Baghdad. Handout photo from AFP

Turkey 'temporarily' shuts Syria border gate – official

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Turkish media report that the closure of the Oncupinar border crossing which faces Bab al Salama inside Syria is a temporary security measure after clashes on Syrian soil

THE ONCUPINAR BORDER AREA. Two wounded friends Muhammed (L) from Aleppo and Ahmed (R) from Idlib in Syria, walk in the refugee camp near the Oncupinar crossing gate in Kilis, in south-central Turkey, on February 15, 2016. File photo by Bulent Kilic/ AFP

Thousands brave cold at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:37 PM

UPDATED Turkey s Oncupinar border crossing reportedly remains closed as Turkish authorities say they re working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate new arrivals

WAITING. Refugees wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016, in Bab-Al Salam, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Bulent Kilic/AFP

9 migrants drown trying to reach Spanish enclave from Morocco

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Conflicting numbers estimate between 200 to 400 migrants attempting the crossing

CROSSING. A picture taken from Morocco on February 6, 2014 shows the border-crossing between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

Hamas, choked by blockade, seeks to avoid Egypt clash

Sep 24, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Experts: The Hamas rulers of Gaza is doing all it can to avoid a confrontation with Egypt s army

BORDER SECURITY. Members of Hamas' security forces stand guard in front of the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on September 16, 2013. AFP/Said Khatib