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To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on Ex-Cold War Border

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Aug 24  – Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a

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Slow EU Aid Puts Syrian Children’s Lives on Hold in Turkey

ANKARA, Aug 24 – Their faces so burned by a rocket blast they cannot fully close their eyes, 13-year-old Gheis Mekansi and his sister Limar, both Syrian refugees, wait in limbo in Turkey for surgery they need to return to life and school. A year and a half after they were caught in the attack

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Australia Accused of Dragging Feet on Syria Refugee Intake

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY, Feb 18 – Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Thursday rejected charges his country was dragging its feet in resettling refugees from Syria and Iraq, having resettled just 26 in the same time it took Canada to process 26,000. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott last September pledged to accept 12,000 refugees

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Malala Calls For End to Syrian War, Welcomes Syrian Campaigner to U.K.

By Andy Bruce NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, Dec 23 – Nearly two years after they met in a refugee camp in Jordan, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday welcomed the Syrian schoolgirl activist Muzoon Almellehan to her new home in northern England. Malala, who moved to Britain in 2012 after being shot in the head

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A quiet tragedy is unfolding for the children of jordan’s refugee camps By Maysa Zureikat For 14-year-old Omaymah Hoshan, a Syrian refugee, education remains a priority. The young girl attends a school for Syrian refugees in the Za’atari camp in the northern Mafraq governorate of Jordan. “I look forward to completing my studies and becoming

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Turkey To Help EU Curb Migration in Exchange for Cash

BRUSSELS, Nov 29 – Turkey will help the European Union handle the flow of migrants that has called into question the future of Europe’s passport-free travel in exchange for cash and restarting stalled talks on EU accession, draft conclusions of an EU-Turkey summit said. “Both sides will, as agreed and with immediate effect, step up

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Connecticut Welcomes Syrian Refugee Family After Indiana Slams Door

By Scott Malone Nov 18 – A family of Syrian refugees has settled in Connecticut after the Republican governor of Indiana, where the trio had been headed, said he did not want new refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war to enter his state, officials said on Wednesday. The family included a father, a mother and their

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Holder of Syrian Passport Found in Paris Attacks Was Asylum Seeker

BY Ivana Sekularac and Igor Ilic BELGRADE/ZAGREB, Nov 15 – The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said. The man, identified by Serbian authorities only by his

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