Political refugees

Syrian refugees register their names at the Azraq refugee camp job centre for employment on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Amman, Jordan. Jordan has promised to provide thousands of work permits for Syrian refugees in exchange for development assistance funds and reduced tariff barriers on Jordanian exports to Europe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve the lives of the displaced in regional host countries and discourage them from migrating onward. Dozens of refugees crowded...
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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart on Friday to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said list contained the...
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FILE -In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo a poster is seen in Budapest reading: Soros would settle millions from Africa and the Middle East. Stop Soros!. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban is stepping up efforts to silence civic groups critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term. Critics fear that a new draft bill nominally meant to stem support for advocates of asylum seekers and migrants will also be used to strengthen the domination of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and state control over civil society. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)
February 16, 2018 - 9:18 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nearly 30 years after the end of communism, the tightening stranglehold Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his oligarch allies have on key sectors of Hungary's media has inspired a group of activists to relaunch a modern version of samizdat, the clandestine publications...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:30 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Poland's prime minister is visiting Lebanon ahead of a series of European donor conferences to support the tiny Mediterranean country as it hosts nearly one million Syrian refugees. Lebanon says the international community must share the burden of the refugee crisis caused by the...
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February 12, 2018 - 1:34 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Poland's prime minister is visiting Lebanon ahead a series of European donor conferences to support the tiny Mediterranean country as it hosts nearly one million Syrian refugees. Lebanon says the international community must share the burden of the refugee crisis caused by the civil...
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U.N. refugee chief Filippo Grandi visits with Syrian refugees during a visit to the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Grandi said the number of Syrian refugees deported from Jordan to their war-ravaged homeland has “decreased dramatically” in recent months, in part because of appeals for more careful reviews of cases. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 12, 2018 - 12:57 pm
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency on Monday appealed to the United States and other nations to take in more displaced people, speaking from a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, one of the main host countries. Filippo Grandi also said that the number of Syrians...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer carries a malnourished child from a newly arrived Rohingya family to a transit camp in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The hunger the Rohingya faced at home is evident when they come to the Bangladesh camps, where new refugees, especially children and women, suffer from “unbelievable” levels of malnutrition, according to Dr. Ismail Mehr. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 09, 2018 - 11:18 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Myanmar's Catholic cardinal says it's likely that Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh won't ever go home and that "the elements of ethnic cleansing" that drove them out are now apparent. Two months after Pope Francis visited Myanmar and Bangladesh, Cardinal Charles Bo said...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, Noor Aysha, a pregnant Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her 10-month-old son Anamul Hassan, inside her shelter in the Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
February 08, 2018 - 9:48 am
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya refugee mother feeds her daughter at a transit camp in Nayaprar refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Thomas MacManus, a specialist in international state crimes, says tightened curfews in Rakhine state meant people couldn’t harvest shrimp or rice, tend to their cattle, gather firewood or fish. Since August, an almost 24-hour-a-day curfew means no one is leaving their villages, he said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 07, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya refugee mother feeds her daughter at a transit camp in Nayaprar refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Thomas MacManus, a specialist in international state crimes, says tightened curfews in Rakhine state meant people couldn’t harvest shrimp or rice, tend to their cattle, gather firewood or fish. Since August, an almost 24-hour-a-day curfew means no one is leaving their villages, he said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 07, 2018 - 5:01 pm
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers...
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