Political refugees

This undated photo provided by Recep Seran shows his daughter Ruya Kadir. The 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her birthday party died Monday, July 2, 2018, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said. (Courtesy of Recep Seran via AP)
July 04, 2018 - 2:46 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Little Ruya Kadir had sparkling eyes, a few basic belongings and not much else when she arrived in Boise, Idaho more than two years ago. But at just six months old, she had the most important thing: A mother who loved her so fiercely that she left behind her homeland, her...
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A Rohingya refugee girl holds a child during a visit by U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, Monday, June 2, 2018. Guterres said Monday that he heard "unimaginable accounts of killing and rape" from Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since last August to escape violence. (AP Photo)
July 02, 2018 - 10:06 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Monday that he heard "unimaginable accounts of killing and rape" from Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since last August to escape violence. Guterres said in a tweet Monday after visiting sprawling...
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July 01, 2018 - 12:56 pm
JABIR AS SIRHAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's prime minister visited a key crossing with Syria on Sunday, inspecting aid deliveries by the Jordanian army to the tens of thousands of displaced Syrians gathering at the border Amman has kept sealed. Jordanian army trucks streamed slowly to the Jabir border...
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RETRANSMISSION TO ADD AP STYLE SIGN-OFF BYLINE - Migrants aboard a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast wipes her eyes as she waits rescuers aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Saturday, June 30, 2018. 60 migrants were rescued as Italy's right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted: "They can forget about arriving in an Italian port." (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
June 30, 2018 - 4:51 pm
ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — The full moon was the only light as a terrified 9-year-old boy from Central African Republic climbed into a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape, risking death in the dark waters off Libya along with his parents and 57 other trafficked...
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Migrants arrive at the port of Tarifa, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders declared victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals as they commissioned new plans to screen people in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 29, 2018 - 1:46 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders Friday drew up new plans to screen migrants in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe, saying they set aside major differences over stemming the flow of people seeking sanctuary or better lives. But the show of unity did little to hide the fact that the...
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European Parliament members, from left to right, Miguel Urban of Spain, Ana Miranda of Spain, Eleonora Forenza of Italy and Javi Lopez of Spain pose for a picture aboard the Astral as it sails to International waters for an observation mission with the Spanish rescue group Proactiva Open Arms on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The lawmakers hope to share their accounts at the next European plenary session on July 2-5 in Strasbourg. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
June 29, 2018 - 11:39 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the European Union deal on migration meets demands from Italy's new anti-migrant populist government. Macron said "it's up to Italy to choose" to accept centers where asylum-requests...
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A child is disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, after it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, following a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 10:50 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 4:45 a.m. European Union leaders got a breakthrough deal on how to deal with migration after all-night talks to overcome Italian demands for more help. EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet early...
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Maryan Abdullahi, who had been hoping to go to neighboring Ethiopia where their U.S. travel plans were to have been processed, walks with her two sons on the beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Abdullahi said she felt devastated after the Trump administration's travel ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, her hopes dashed that she could join her husband in Virginia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
June 28, 2018 - 6:11 am
The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by "animus toward the Muslim faith." The administration cites...
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Syrian refugees gather in their vehicles getting ready to cross into Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon, Thursday, June 28, 2018. About 400 Syrians are expected to make the crossing on Thursday, after having requested permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
June 28, 2018 - 5:22 am
ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Women and children crammed in the back of pick-up trucks piled high with mattresses and blankets, dozens of Syrian refugees in Lebanon began crossing the border Thursday, heading back home to an uncertain future in war-torn Syria. The small exodus is part of a repatriation...
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People protest during a rally about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in New York. Muslim individuals and groups, as well as other religious and civil rights organizations, expressed outrage and disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
June 27, 2018 - 5:10 pm
The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by "animus toward the Muslim faith." The administration cites...
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