Germany expels 27 Afghan refugees despite protests Dec 08, 2017 0 52 12345 AFPBerlinGermany said Thursday that it had expelled 27 Afghan men, despite fierce protests from opponents who say it is not safe to return them to war-torn Afghanistan."This morning, 27 people were returned to Afghanistan,"the interior ministry announced on Twitter.They include 17 who have been convicted of crimes, two who are deemed"dangerous individuals"and eight who have"stubbornly refused to give their real identities,"it said.The men left Germany late Wednesday from Frankfurt airport, where around 600 people had gathered to demonstrate against the expulsions.Despite the criticism, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere vowed to press on with sending back"dangerous individuals, criminals and those who refuse to give their real identities".After more than a million asylum seekers arrived in Germany since 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government came under pressure to halt the influx.With public unease mounting over the new arrivals, Berlin struck deals, including with Turkey, to dissuade would-be migrants from trying to reach Germany. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rohingya crisis a 'grave security risk': ICG Dec 08, 2017 0 388 Shoot down any drone that invades Pakistani airspace: Air Force Chief Dec 08, 2017 0 64 Pakistan urges US to rethink decision on Jerusalem as capital Dec 08, 2017 0 53 Court rejects Nawaz lawyer objections; includes bank documents in case record Dawn.com Islamabad An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday dismissed the objections raised by the counsel for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a prosecution representative in a corruption .. 2 killed as Indian troops target funeral in Pakistani Kashmir Mirpur: Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Pakistan-administered Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, leaving two mourners dead and an elderly woman injured, officials and .. Rohingya still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. The number .. President strongly condemns US decision to shift embassy to Jerusalem ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy .. Pakistan to widen crackdown on human traffickers dpa Islamabad Pakistani authorities are set to widen an ongoing crackdown against people smugglers after a flight carrying 28 deportees from Germany arrived in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Thursday. The .. At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed .. Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition Reuters KATHMANDU Nepalese began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and ..