Political refugees

A Rohingya Muslim boy walks across Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. More than 655,000 Rohingya Muslims are believed to have fled into Bangladesh from Rakhine state of Myanmar. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 15, 2018 - 3:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A top Myanmar official said Monday that a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. More than 650,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh since Myanmar's military launched a brutal crackdown in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization...
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Firefighters extinguish a burning car that was destroyed in a bombing, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan 14, 2018. The Lebanese military said the bomb went off in a car in southern Lebanon, wounding its Palestinian owner. It was not immediately clear who carried out Sunday's bombing in the city of Sidon or why the Palestinian, identified as Mohammed Hamdan, was targeted. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
January 14, 2018 - 11:49 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Palestinian member of the militant group Hamas survived an attempt on his life Sunday after a bomb planted in his car in southern Lebanon on Sunday detonated, wounding him, the Lebanese military and the group said. It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing in the city...
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Faithful dance prior to the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Pope Francis says while fear of migrants is “legitimate’ it’s a sin if that causes hostility. Francis invited migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, newly arrived immigrants and second-generation immigrant families to a special Mass he celebrated Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 14, 2018 - 8:22 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their "fully comprehensible" fears that these new arrivals might "disturb the established order" of local communities. At his invitation, several thousand migrants,...
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Myanmar's State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyitaw, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Hein Htet/Pool Photo via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 2:35 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese's foreign minister on Friday urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in troubled Rakhine state. While Foreign Minister Taro Kono is visiting Myanmar, the Japanese government...
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Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea holds up hand-made signs as she joins CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy and assistance organization, during rally in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in reaction to the announcement regarding Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador. The Trump administration is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump, and they have been, by far, the largest beneficiaries of the program, which provides humanitarian relief for foreigners whose countries are hit with natural disasters or other strife. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 08, 2018 - 7:02 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. MUELLER INTERESTED IN INTERVIEWING TRUMP, SOURCE TELLS AP The issue of an interview with the president has come up in recent discussions between the special counsel's team and Trump lawyers...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he "completely agrees" with President Donald Trump's critique of the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees, saying that UNRWA only perpetuates the problem and should cease from operating in the region. Speaking at his...
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January 03, 2018 - 11:55 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. But the...
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January 03, 2018 - 7:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A study funded by the German government has found that the recent influx of mostly young, male migrants has led to an increase in violent crime. The study by criminologist Christian Pfeiffer uses figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals...
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FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, Mariko Hirose, right, a litigation director at the Urban Justice Center, addresses reporters as Mark Hetfield, president & CEO of HIAS, left, and Rabbi Will Berkowitz, Jewish Family Service of Seattle CEO, look on in front of a federal courthouse after speaking with media in Seattle. The government has asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration refugee ban. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 29, 2017 - 2:48 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers with the Department of Justice have asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration refugee ban. Just before Christmas, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle imposed a nationwide injunction that blocks restrictions on reuniting...
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