GENEVA — The International Organization for Migration IOM (IOM) said in a year-end summary that 3,771 deaths was reported for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe in 2015, marking it the deadliest year on record.

wpid-0604131026iomfacilita1.jpgBy comparison, 3,279 deaths were recorded in the Mediterranean in 2014. Globally, IOM estimated that over 5,350 migrants died in 2015. (IOM-Migrant deaths)
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ADEN, Yemen — The governor of Yemen’s southern port province of Aden escaped unharmed a suicide bomb attack on his convoy, which killed a guard and injured eight others, a government official said.

The local government official said that a suicide bomber driving his explosives-laden car struck the motorcade of Major General Aidarous Zubaidi, Aden’s newly appointed governor, near Enma city of Aden province. (Yemen-Suicide Attack)
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NEW DELHI — “Security lapses” were to blame for an attack on an airbase by six gunmen in northern Indian near the Pakistan border last weekend, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

While sanitizing operations were still going on, “it is only for safety purposes,” and that no more terrorists were believed hidden in the complex, Parrikar told the media. (India-Airbase Attack)
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MUNICH — More than 33,000 refugees arrived in the southern German state of Bavaria between Dec. 26 and Jan. 4, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said.

According to Herrmann, in the past ten days alone, “more than 3,000 new refugees were coming to Germany every day… The numbers are simply still too high.” (Germany-Munich-Refugees)
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JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Counter-militancy operations and bomb blast have claimed 15 lives of militants loyal to the so-called Islamic State (IS) or Daesh group in the eastern Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital 120 km east of Kabul, provincial officials said.

The clash, which took place in Batikot district of Nangarhar province, have left 15 Daesh fighters dead and several others injured, according to local officials. (Afghanistan-IS-Clash) Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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