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Record numbers of refugees leave Syria in August

11:11 07/09/2012
A record number of people left Syria as refugees in August 2012, according to The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a Geneva press conference...

UN fears that Syria's neighbours may close borders

19:42 29/08/2012
There are fears that countries neighbouring Syria may close their borders following a sharp increase in the numbers of refugees crossing their borders from Syria. Over 214,000 Syrian refugees have...

Greek crackdown on illegal immigration continues

12:00 24/08/2012
The Greek government is continuing its crackdown on illegal immigration which began on 4th July. By 6th July, police and troops had arrested over 7,000 suspected illegal immigrants in a series of...

Greece to place more guards at Turkey border to deter refugees

15:16 02/08/2012
Greece has announced they are quadrupling the number of guards at their border with Turkey and increasing other security defenses because of a potential influx of Syrian refugees. Thousands of...

Increase in maintenance funds required from Australian student visa applicants

14:51 21/06/2012
From 1 July 2012, as part of stage two of the Knight Review changes to the student visa program, the funds required for prospective Australian student visa applicants will increase from $18,000 to $...

French President to reinstate passport checks if EU borders not tightened

17:16 10/04/2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to reinstate passport checks for all EU citizens arriving in France if EU countries fail to properly secure their borders against illegal immigrants...

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