Tag Archives: Syria

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights

New York, N.Y. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Balkan States today that border restrictions based on a refugee’s or migrant’s nationality infringed human rights, with the United Nations refugee agency reporting that 1,000 people are already stranded, 60 of them on hunger strike and 11 reportedly stitching up their mouths in protest. Syrian refugee Mohamed, his wife […]

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Obama, Hollande to Meet in Wake of Paris Attacks re: ISIS

Washington, D.C. Less than two weeks after the deadly attacks in Paris, U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, to the Oval Office for talks that are expected to go beyond America showing solidarity for its oldest ally – a grieving France. U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande. Photo: Wikipedia. […]

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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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