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The IOM informs that 206,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea the first 5 months of 2016. Only from May 25 to June 3, 1,457 are dead or missing.
At least 11 people have been killed, and 36 others are wounded, in a suspected car bomb attack in Istanbul, according to the city governor.
David Byle could be detained with no charges for 30 days. The Interior Minstry defines him as a “threat to public order.”
EEA encourages European evangelical community to pray for Turkish Christians reaching out to hungry refugees.
A Turkish security official says at least 21 civilians have been killed in Russian missile attacks on the northern Syrian border town of Azaz.
The Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP) round tables gathered experts, Christian NGOs and church leaders in Catania to analyse the crisis Europe is facing and find ways to “offer integral help.”
Thousands of Syrians have left Aleppo, where 500 have died in Russian strikes, seeking refuge in Turkey. Meanwhile, EU has given Athens one month to improve conditions for asylum seekers
Salvation Army representative Jostein Nielsen wounded in the Istanbul attack: “Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”
A suicide blast killed both Turks and foreigners in the Sultanahmet district, next to the Blue Mosque. Most victims are German. At least 15 other people have been wounded.
The victims were on two boats attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. Top officials from Denmark, Sweden and Germany will hold talks in Brussels.
In the last EU Council meeting of the year the Member States have been unwilling to address the refugee crisis and the four points Cameron asks in order for the UK to stay in the Union.
‘...and the Christian kingdoms against the Muslim Ummah’. Turkey's challenges seen by Carlos Madrigal, pastor of the Istanbul Protestant Church.
EU leaders and Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu have agreed on a 3-billion-Euro aid deal to stem the crisis. Talks on Turkey's EU membership process will be relaunched.
An updated ACAPS report shows that Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia are receiving more than 6,000 new people every day. “Access to healthcare and psycho-social support” should be a priority.
After a strong appearence in June’s election, pro-Kurdish HDP loses many seats. Evangelicals hoped to see a more plural parliament.
Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said the fence will be meant to ensure controlled, orderly entry into Austria, not to keep migrants out altogether.
In all, more than 650,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year and at least 3,135 have died en route, according to UNHCR.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people who had been stranded in dangerous conditions for days, have been allowed to enter Croatia.
The explosions occurred at two sides of the exit of Ankara’s main train station, in the city centre. More than 180 people were wounded.
The huge investment in agriculture transformed the semi-arid Al Badia region into fields of maize and cotton, by means of subsidies to farmers and the drilling of thousands of wells. This added to the pressure on water resources.
Pastor Ihsan Özbek: “Fighting against prejudices is a tiring task”. Christians try to be peacemakers and assist refugees near the border with Syria and Irak.
Christian leaders received jihadist messages via email, Facebook and mobile phones. Association of Protestant Christians: “threats are not anything new” but became “systematic” in August.
France and the Czech Republic stand out as countries where extramarital affairs, abortion and homosexuality are largely accepted.
“The operations will continue”, President Erdogan confirmed.
In four different attacks, nine people were killed, six of whom were officials. US consulate and police station have been targeted and a mine blast took place in Sirnak.