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A Calgary imam facing criminal charges in the United States is still waiting to hear whether he will be able to keep his refugee status in Canada. 342 more words
In the Mediterranean, Africans cram themselves aboard rickety boats in hopes of a better life in Europe. Hundreds have drowned. In the Andaman Sea and Malacca Strait, Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar seek asylum in Malaysia and Indonesia in similarly desperate situations. 714 more words
Israel tells African migrants to leave or accept prison: 'It is a form of coercion, but it is not forced deportation'
HOLOT, Israel — As Europe struggles to stem a spring flood of migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to cross a deadly Mediterranean Sea, Israel has begun to toughen its stance toward refugees, telling unwanted Africans here they must leave now or face an indefinite stay in prison. 1,419 more words
We Canadians like to think of ourselves as generous and humanitarian, complying with our obligations and commitments under international law to protect refugees. In 1986, the Canadian people were awarded the Nansen medal for our assistance to refugees — the only time the medal has been awarded to an entire people. 576 more words
By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org
A media advisor to the Iranian president, who was in Switzerland to cover the ongoing international negotiations on the country’s nuclear program, has defected. 393 more words