Political refugees

August 10, 2018 - 5:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.'s children's agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave...
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August 10, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.'s children's agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave...
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August 07, 2018 - 9:40 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A British jury has convicted a gang that was prepared to smuggle Albanian migrants across the English Channel using flimsy boats —or even a jet ski. Plot organizers Artur Nutaj and Sabah Dulaj facilitated the...
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A man enters a Red Cross humanitarian organization refugee shelter, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Italy’s hard-line interior minister is dismissing as mere “charity” the proposal by the European Commission to pay EU member states 6,000 euros ($7,000) to accept and process each migrant saved at sea. Matteo Salvini said “We don’t ask for money, we ask for dignity.” The European Union’s executive said Tuesday that it wants to offer “full financial support” to any member state volunteering to set up so-called controlled centers where people in need of international protection and those who have no right to stay in the 28-nation bloc will be assessed. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 31, 2018 - 1:02 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian officials deflected responsibility Tuesday after 108 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean were returned to Libya, a move that humanitarian groups said could violate international law. The U.N. refugee agency and Amnesty International denounced the decision to take the migrants...
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A man enters a Red Cross humanitarian organization refugee shelter, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Italy’s hard-line interior minister is dismissing as mere “charity” the proposal by the European Commission to pay EU member states 6,000 euros ($7,000) to accept and process each migrant saved at sea. Matteo Salvini said “We don’t ask for money, we ask for dignity.” The European Union’s executive said Tuesday that it wants to offer “full financial support” to any member state volunteering to set up so-called controlled centers where people in need of international protection and those who have no right to stay in the 28-nation bloc will be assessed. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 31, 2018 - 12:01 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian officials deflected responsibility Tuesday after 108 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean were returned to Libya, a move that humanitarian groups said could violate international law. Both Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli insisted...
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Syrian refugees prepare to cross into Syria by bus at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Saturday, July 28, 2018. About a thousand Syrian refugees are expected to make the crossing on Saturday, after having requested permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
July 28, 2018 - 9:23 am
MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor. Three buses carrying scores of people crossed the border into Syria in the early afternoon and more than 30 other buses are in...
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Members of the Lebanese general security organise Syrian refugees gathered to cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Saturday, July 28, 2018. About a thousand Syrian refugees are expected to make the crossing on Saturday, after having requested permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
July 28, 2018 - 7:26 am
MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian refugees have started crossing the border from Lebanon — the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor. Three buses carrying scores of people crossed the border into Syria on Saturday afternoon and more than 30 other buses are in Lebanon to...
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Russia's special presidential envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, second left, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin, left, meet with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, right, at his house in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Russian delegation is in Lebanon to discuss Russian proposals for organizing the return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Syria to their homes in Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
July 26, 2018 - 11:35 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Even as Russia pushes to repatriate Syrians who fled their country amid civil war, many of the refugees in Jordan said Thursday they will not return before the war has ended and their safety is assured. Some Syrians interviewed in Amman also said they don't trust Russia as a...
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Paramedics carry a person rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline, as he is brought to a hospital in Silifke, near the city of Mersin, southern Turkey, late Wednesday, July 18, 2018. A boat carrying about 150 migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus on Wednesday, with the search continuing and some 105 people rescued so far according to the Turkish coast guard. (Mustafa Ercan/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up 447 people who were trying to cross to the Mediterranean Sea from northern Africa. The service said it rescued 257 migrants from 20 boats Sunday in the Strait...
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A rescue worker from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO helps a migrant, rescued off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Proactiva Open Arms said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 9:23 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3: 20 p.m. Turkish Cypriot official says 16 people have drowned and 105 have been rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline. The official said rescue crews were searching Wednesday for another...
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