A group of about 200 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, has departed Belgrade in an attempt to reach the Serbia-Croatia border. They are demanding free passage toward western Europe.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to grant Pakistani citizenship to millions of Afghan migrants, many of whom have been living for decades in fear and uncertainty. Implementation, however, remains uncertain.
Two migrants have been found dead in a Croatian forest, apparent victims of a landslide. The men are thought to have been traveling through Bosnia, where authorities say 4,000 migrants are waiting to enter the EU.
International aid organizations have reported that Croatian police are using violence to push refugees back into neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina. Croatian authorities deny the accusations.
Germany's statistics office has published figures for net migration to the country in 2017 with some surprise findings. The figures show more Germans are returning to the country and staying put.
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