AP: Official figures show that 100,412 persons applied for asylum in France in 2017, up 17 percent on the year before. The highest asylum requests came from Albania, Afghanistan and Haiti. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News April 11, 2017 A refugee camp in northern France burned down Monday night after a massive brawl involving more than 150 migrants broke out between rival groups of Kurds and Afghans, French authorities said. The fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk and the fighting left several people injured, according
Tolo News: A credible source told TOLOnews that the reason for France objecting to the removal of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s name from the UN’s blacklist has not been clarified, but some political commentators have linked their reluctance to the killing of ten French soldiers in 2013 by the Hizb-e-Islami group. Three years ago, militants reportedly associated with
VOA News October 24, 2016 Men and women carrying suitcases and personal possessions have begun leaving the soon-to-be-demolished refugee camp known as “The Jungle” in the northern French port city of Calais. France’s government said the relocation operation is “humanitarian” and will allow the closing of the country’s largest shanty town. The evacuation of possibly
VOA News September 26, 2016 French President Francois Hollande has vowed to shut down a migrant camp in Calais by the end of the year. During a visit to the port of Calais Monday, Hollande said the migrant camp must be “definitely dismantled.” He shared plans to relocate the residents to other centers around the
KABUL, July 15 (Xinhua) — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday condemned in its strongest term a terrorist attack in France that claimed more than 80 lives Thursday night local time, said Arg, the country’s Presidential Palace. “Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed and wounded
KABUL, Nov. 14 (Xinhua)– Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday condemned in its strongest term the series of terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed more than 150 lives and injured some 200 others Friday night, a statement of Presidential Palace released here said. “The barbaric and indiscriminate killing of innocent citizens in Paris is