Political refugees

In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, as he displays a photo of his son as a baby in Baghdad, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 08, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them. Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in...
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October 01, 2018 - 7:26 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency says returns home among the millions of Syrians living abroad are few, and insists that rescues on the Mediterranean Sea have been "taken hostage by politics" — and must be restored. Filippo Grandi also urged Myanmar's government to do more to...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Cambodia, is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at U.N. Headquarters. (Kim Haughton/The United Nations via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 7:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Cambodia's longtime prime minister has taken aim at unilateralism and "protectionist policy," saying they cause problems in the attempts to cultivate healthy economies and relations. Hun Sen's...
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September 28, 2018 - 7:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it's offering an extra 40 million euros ($46 million) to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency to help educate children and provide health care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The EU move announced Friday is intended to help fill a $217 million budget short-...
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Head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Pierre Krahenbuhl, left, speaks with a reporter during an interview with AP on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 27, 2018 - 8:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing a financial crisis after the United States cut funding, the head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says the problem of their well-being will continue to exist whether there's money or not — and especially if it was forced to shut down. While...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, photo, S, 25, mother of two, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces in late August, is photographed in her friend's tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country, according to a State Department report released Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
September 24, 2018 - 8:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country. The hard-hitting State Department report released...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Honduran Eilyn Carbajal hugs her then-8-year-old son Nahun Eduardo Puerto Pineda, right, after they were reunited at the Cayuga Center, in New York. Fearful immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live. Under new rules, the finger prints are shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 22, 2018 - 3:45 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, left, and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, leave a press conference after the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
September 20, 2018 - 10:59 am
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives. Speaking to reporters after hosting...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about refugees as he makes a statement to the media Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 18, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones. Up to...
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Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018. EU lawmakers have voted in favor of launching action against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly undermining the bloc's democratic values and rule of law. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 12, 2018 - 10:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to launch action against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly undermining the bloc's democratic values and rule of law. Hungary called the vote fraudulent and vowed to challenge it. The lawmakers voted 448-...
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