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After decades of conflict and instability, around 2.5 million Afghans have sought asylum overseas, many of them in Europe. But the war torn country is also a destination for refugees fleeing neighbouring states, including Pakistan and Iran.
Migration has been a politically toxic topic in the European Union in recent years. Euronews spoke with outgoing EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos who warns that "Europe should never become a fortress".
The rejection of a LGBT asylum seeker's application by a UK judge because he didn't have a gay "demeanour" is the latest chapter in growing intolerance in Britain, unleashed in part by the Brexit debate.
Anni Lanz, 73, is to appeal a conviction and 800 Swiss francs (€735) fine for helping a homeless Afghan asylum seeker into Switzerland.
Overall, just over a third of decisions (34%) issued in the first six months of 2019 were granted EU-regulated protection
Brussels takes Hungary to EU top court 'for criminalising activities that help asylum seekers'
Eleven men, mostly from Syria, have gone on trial in Freiburg, Germany over the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman outside a nightclub last October.
Asylum-seekers who may be war-criminals have not been investigated, claims German newspaper
The right-wing Austrian government has introduced restrictions on asylum seekers looking to enter the country.
The UN refugee agency has determined that a Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel room is a legitimate refugee, and has asked Australia to consider resettling her.
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid questions whether migrants who cross the English Channel from France are genuine asylum seekers
Growing frustration at the backlog of asylum claims is prompting migrants to try to enter the U.S illegally.
Germany was the most prolific in the EU at trying to transfer asylum seekers to other countries in the bloc, latest figures show.
The German Interior Ministry's latest repatriation campaign has drawn criticism.
US seeks to deny asylum to migrants who enter country illegally
The Italian coalition government has won a confidence vote over proposed security legislation that would make asylum applications more difficult.
Niger is a major transit country for migrants wanting to reach Europe. The EU wants to make it one of the so-called « hotspots » where migration flows towards Europe can be processed. euronews reporter Valérie Gauriat investigated on the field.
Meanwhile, 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved from the island to the Greek mainland by the end of the month. That's according to Greek authorities. It's after human rights groups and local authorities criticised Greece for the poor conditions at the camp at Moria
The interior ministers of Austria and Italy have called on the EU to hold rescued migrants at sea until their asylum claims are processed.
Protests have taken place in Belgian against a government plan to increase the number of migrants, including children, who are detained in holding centres.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said those responsible for defacing the memorial “have had their brains invaded by hatred.”
Search starts for third suspect in fatal Chemnitz stabbing
A documentary producer speaks to Euronews about his experience accompanying the Italian Coast Guard, NGOs and Italian Red Cross for two months as they conducted rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Austria is set to ban asylum-seekers from taking up vacant training spaces while their claims are still being assessed.
Food, shelter, but also education, healthcare, and employment — these are some of the things that member states are required to provide asylum seekers under EU law.
Italian protesters showed up with arancini — a local snack — to not only protest the government's handling of a ship carrying migrants, but to also extend their hospitality.