TRIPOLI: More than 100 east African migrants escaped from a camp in the Libyan town of Bani Walid where they were being held hostage and tortured, international agencies and local sources said on Saturday. The migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia fled on Wednesday night to a mosque in the town where they were taken in by local associations and residents. The hospital in Bani Walid said around 20 of them were being treated for injuries from torture. According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in a statement…
CAIRO:Egyptian authorities announced on Tuesday the arrest of 25 members of an international network allegedly trafficking in human organs, including university professors and doctors. "Today at dawn, the largest international network for trading human organs has been captured," the country's Administrative Control Authority said in a statement on its website. The network "is made up of Egyptians and Arabs taking advantage of some of the citizens' difficult economic conditions so that they buy their human organs and…
NEW DELHI: One of India's top hospitals unwittingly removed the kidneys of organ-trafficking victims believing they were donating them to relatives, a hospital spokesman said Saturday, after police arrested five over the racket.
GENEVA: Children now make up more than one third of the migrants and refugees making the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece, marking a sharp increase in recent months, the UN said Tuesday.
KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers Sindh have installed hi-tech scanners on all ins and outs of Karachi to keep a check on weapons and other illegal goods' influx in the megapolis, ARY News reported.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said.
BANGKOK: Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims had died.