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Stories with subject: Political refugees
  • Official: Greek efforts to handle refugee crisis significant story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 12:07 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece has faced major problems in dealing with the refugee crisis but has made a significant effort to handle the issues, a leading European human rights official said Wednesday.

  • Refugees keep moving out of Greece's Idomeni border camp story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-25-16 8:59 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - Refugees and other migrants boarded buses Wednesday on the second day of an operation to evacuate the sprawling, makeshift Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.

  • Syria's refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 12:49 am

    BOSTON - What's it like to flee Syria as a refugee?

  • Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 2:48 pm

    BOSTON - Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors - and their financial aid - to Syrian refugees.

  • UN: Worsening humanitarian, security situation in Niger 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:54 am

    DAKAR, Senegal - The United Nations Refugee Agency says humanitarian conditions are worsening and insecurity is increasing in Niger's southeast Diffa region as thousands displaced by violence are forced to resettle.

  • Rights group wants probe of Thai shooting of migrant worker 
    Updated: May-24-16 7:28 am

    BANGKOK - A human rights group on Tuesday demanded an investigation into the fatal shooting of an ethnic Rohingya man who was among 21 to escape from an immigration detention center in southern Thailand.

  • Newborns among residents of sprawling Idomeni refugee camp 
    Updated: May-23-16 12:32 pm

    IDOMENI, Greece - The women walked across the Syrian border into Turkey heavily pregnant, crossed the Aegean Sea in perilous journeys that risked their own lives and those of the babies they carried, because they dreamed of their children being born in a better world - in a peaceful, prosperous country in central or northern Europe.

  • Iraq: Border with Jordan to open soon, after year of closure 
    Updated: May-21-16 9:25 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Iraq's border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost year-long closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi refugees, an Iraqi diplomat said Saturday.

  • Haslam allows Tennessee refugees lawsuit to move forward 
    Updated: May-20-16 2:37 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to veto a resolution demanding a lawsuit be filed over the federal refugee resettlement program in Tennessee.

  • UN Security Council visits Kenya to discuss Somalia 
    Updated: May-20-16 1:19 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Members of the United Nations Security Council are urging Kenya's government not to forcibly evict refugees from a sprawling camp that is home to hundreds of thousands of Somalis.

  • Refugees tell of being pushed back into Greece from Balkans story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 6:59 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - Anwar Ismail Murad passed almost effortlessly along what has become known as the Balkan route, heading north from Greece to Macedonia, through Serbia, Croatia and on to Slovenia. He reached there on Feb. 14, when the border was still open, but that's where his dream abruptly died.

  • HRW: World leaders must press Turkey to allow in Syrians 
    Updated: May-20-16 5:08 am

    ISTANBUL - Human Rights Watch is urging participants at an international summit to be held in Istanbul next week to press Turkey to reopen its border to Syrian asylum-seekers.

  • Settlement in case of Utica, NY refugee students 
    Updated: May-19-16 3:44 pm

    A school district accused of steering older immigrant children away from its high school and into inferior alternative programs will offer a spot in the high school to any 16- to 20-year-old who arrived during the last four years and automatically allow future arrivals to enroll, under a settlement announced Thursday.

  • Fritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90 story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 1:12 pm

    NEW YORK - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian, government adviser and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.

  • Thousands of underage migrants live in shadows across Europe 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:06 am

    Outside the train station in Rome, teen migrants sell drugs from school backpacks and trade sex for cash or clothes. In the capital of Sweden, they steal food from supermarkets and sleep on the streets. From makeshift camps along the northern French coast, they try to hop at night onto the backs of moving trucks headed to Britain.

  • Sweden: Refugee from Rwanda convicted in 1994 genocide 
    Updated: May-16-16 10:43 am

    STOCKHOLM - A Swedish citizen originally from Rwanda was sentenced to life in prison Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide in the African country.

  • Palestinian men traveled through 8 countries to reach US 
    Updated: May-15-16 11:56 am

    FLORENCE, Arizona - Mounis Hammouda and Hisham Shaban were stranded in Honduras, penniless after being ripped off by a smuggler who was supposed to get them to Mexico so that they could arrive at their final destination, the United States.

  • Refugee mentors fill family roles 
    Updated: May-14-16 11:08 am

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Beatrice Bahati warmed herself in the sun at a park Feb. 16, the first day pleasant enough to hint at the return of spring to Twin Falls.

  • In Greek seaside resort, refugees see dreams put on hold 
    Updated: May-14-16 6:26 am

    MYRSINI, Greece - At the end of a long, straight road on the coastal flats between the southern Greek village of Myrsini and the Ionian Sea sits a refugee shelter that could have popped out of a travel brochure.

  • Seattleites help Syrian refugees here and overseas 
    Updated: May-14-16 3:05 am

    SEATTLE - Su Olsen did not know where she was going, though she was leaving in a week. It would be somewhere in Greece, she knew that much. The 70-year-old jewelry maker from Bainbridge Island had been so moved upon reading about the refugees flooding there from Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East that she decided she had to help, in person, the Seattle Times reported (http://bit.ly/23HP3Bb).

  • National nonprofit airing radio ads opposing refugee bill 
    Updated: May-13-16 3:14 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A national nonprofit that advocates for immigrants is airing ads in South Carolina urging residents to oppose legislation that requires refugees to register and holds liable those who help them resettle.

  • Obama to world: Be more like the Nordics story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democrats may argue over whether places like Denmark and Norway are model societies. President Barack Obama is sure.

  • El Paso diocese prepares for wave of Cuban immigrants 
    Updated: May-13-16 11:07 am

    EL PASO, Texas - The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso and across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as relations between the United States and Cuba continue to normalize and Cubans fear losing their special status as immigrants, officials said.

  • Nonprofits work to bring Syrian refugees to Lane County 
    Updated: May-12-16 4:56 pm

    EUGENE, Oregon - Nonprofit groups are working to bring refuges from Syria and Myanmar to Lane County.

  • Kenya to close Dadaab, world's biggest refugee camp story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 9:13 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world's largest camp, the East African country's interior security minister said Wednesday.