Tag Archives: Syria

Burns: U.S. Must Continue To Take In Refugees, End Anti-Moslem Rhetoric

Cambridge, MA.  In an recent interview entitled Professor Nicholas Burns Responds to the House Vote on Syrian Refugees, university professor, columnist, lecturer, and former American diplomat Nick Burns spoke to Doug Gavel at the Harvard Kennedy School. During his career in the State Department, Nick was United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs within the United […]

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U.S. Special Forces Going Into Syria to Combat ISIS ‘Very Soon’

Washington, D.C. The special U.S. envoy to the global coalition to counter the Islamic State group (IS/ISIL) said dozens of U.S. special operations forces will be deployed “very soon” in Syria to work with Arab forces trying to isolate the group’s self-proclaimed capital and end terrorist plots. U.S. Special Forces Going Into Syria to Combat […]

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U.N. Seeks Common Strategy on Health Care for Refugee, Migrant Influx

New York, N.Y. As the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into Europe strains host countries’ medical resources, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the newcomers, ranging from prompt vaccination against measles and polio to dealing with childbirth complications. […]

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Ban Warns of ‘Misplaced Suspicions’ of Muslim Refugees, Migrants

New York, N.Y. As last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut continue to reverberate round the world with calls to restrict refugee and migrant movement in the name of security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned against “misplaced suspicions” about refugees and migrants, especially Muslims, who can help fight violent extremism. A group of […]

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U.N. Security Council Calls for Eradicating ISIS Safe Havens

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Security Council this evening called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last week. […]

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Refugees Must Not be Turned into ‘Scapegoats’ Following Paris Attacks

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency expressed its shock and horror at the attacks in Paris and the killing of so many innocent people and warned against the scapegoating of refugees, in the wake of the deadly attacks. Just over 300 Syrian refugees with passports lining up to board the night ferry from […]

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Kerry: U.S. Committed to Increasing Efforts Against ISIS

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the Islamic State group “will feel even greater pressure” in the coming weeks as the United States, France and other allies increase their efforts against the militants. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with French President Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent […]

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‘Status Quo Simply Cannot Continue in Syria’ – U.N. Chief

New York, N.Y. More than five years since the unrest in Syria began, senior United Nations officials today stressed to the Security Council that the status quo in the war-torn country cannot continue, highlighting the effects of the conflict on civilians, especially women and children. Tesreen Camp, Aleppo, Syria. Credit: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero. “The Syria crisis is […]

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