Europe will not be able to convince Ankara to open its borders to host Afghan refugees. It should work with Turkey diplomatically and financially instead.
Over 200 Afghans, mostly former interpreters who worked with the American government during its twenty-year occupation of Afghanistan, landed for resettlement in the US on Friday.
Afghans have undergone decades of war forcing millions to flee the country. Despite the volatile situation in Afghanistan, the European Union regularly deports refugees back ‘home’ or to third countries.
Pakistan's Imran Khan rejects Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's allegations about Islamabad's "negative role" in Afghanistan, saying no country has tried harder to get Taliban insurgents on the negotiation table.
Thousands of Afghans have left behind escalating violence to seek shelter elsewhere in the country amid ongoing withdrawal of US and NATO troops.
Greece says it will reject the majority of refugees coming via Turkey despite EU laws requiring European nations to share the responsibility of asylum seekers.
On a piece of unowned land between Iran and Afghanistan, a small makeshift clinic is offering the first medical response to dozens of refugees returning from Iran - and many return with stories of horrendous injustice.
Islamabad cancels citizenship of a Pakhtun politician who belongs to a tribe that lives on both sides of the border.
The Greek island camp is full of Afghan refugees, who spend their days in what they say is "filth and degradation".
Several European countries justify the deportation of Afghan refugees by saying Afghanistan is now a safe country, but the ongoing violence in the country suggests the European narrative of peace contradicts the reality on the ground.
Hostility towards foreigners is now not just in the public realm but increasingly in the halls of power in Austria with dangerous consequences for refugees and immigrants.
A look into the lives of Afghans who took refuge in Turkey after fleeing the deadly war back home.
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