Tag: Political refugees

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia’s Tigray war

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia‚Äôs Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N....

Refugee defector from Iran to face Iranian at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — A defector from Iran who competes in taekwondo for the refugee team at the Tokyo Olympics was drawn on Thursday to face...

Tennessee immigrant youth shelter sues state over suspension

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A group that runs a Tennessee shelter for unaccompanied immigrant youth has sued the state over its decision to suspend the...

Record number of migrants make risky Channel crossing to UK

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LONDON — Figures compiled by Britain's Press Association show that at least 430 migrants made the perilous journey across the English Channel to the...

‘He was our eye’: Reuters photographer killed in Afghanistan

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LONDON — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news service was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban...

Judge to hear bid to extradite driving school owner to Iraq

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PHOENIX — An Arizona judge will hold a hearing Thursday over whether to sign off on a request by the Iraqi government to extradite...

Syrian refugee swimmer makes his mark at the Paralympics

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ATHENS, Greece — When Ibrahim Al Hussein fled Syria in 2012 after being wounded by an explosion during his country's civil war, his life...

UK seeks new powers to curb cross-Channel migrant arrivals

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LONDON — The British government plans to give itself powers to turn asylum-seekers back at sea or send them abroad while their applications for...

US will close 4 emergency shelters for migrant children

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U.S. officials will close four emergency facilities set up to house record numbers of migrant children crossing the Mexican border alone but cautioned Tuesday...

Uprooted again: Venezuela migrants cross US border in droves

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DEL RIO, Texas — Marianela Rojas huddles in prayer with her fellow migrants, a tearful respite after trudging across a slow-flowing stretch of the...