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For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count 22.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime.
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For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count 22.9.2017 AP Top News
BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) -- Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime....
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For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime. He saw his father shot by “Burma soldiers,” he volunteers in a calm yet deeply […]
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Lots of hypocrisy, little leadership at U.N.’s gathering of nations 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

What’s striking about this moment is that we have perhaps the worst refugee crisis in 70 years, overlapping with the worst food crisis in 70 years, overlapping with risks of genocide in several countries — and anemic global leadership.
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German Chancellor Merkel's unflappable style may carry her to an election victory Sunday 22.9.2017 L.A. Times - World News

After Angela Merkel was splattered with a ripe tomato hurled by a protester at a recent campaign rally, the German chancellor stayed as cool as a cucumber.

Unflappable even in the face of rising resentment over her decision to allow more than a million refugees into Germany two years ago, Merkel...

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After months of challenges and controversy, Trump's travel ban expires Sunday — and a new one may be coming 22.9.2017 LA Times: Nation

Days before the expiration of President Trump’s much-contested travel ban, the White House is reviewing a security report that aides say could serve as the basis of a new, and perhaps broader, version.

The classified report by the Department of Homeland Security, sent to the White House last week,...

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The refugee crisis once threatened to sink Angela Merkel's career. How did the German chancellor weather the storm? 21.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The refugee crisis once threatened to topple the long-serving leader. But she has withstood the controversy, for five main reasons.
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Seeking to Ban Mosques and Deport All Migrants, Right-Wing Party Is Set to Enter German Parliament 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A poster from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) features the party's two main candidates Alexander Gauland (left) and Alice Weidel in Berlin on September 20, 2017, ahead of parliamentary elections on September 24th. (Photo: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. In Germany's upcoming federal elections on September 24, the extremist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) political party is expected to become  the first openly far-right  party to enter the German national parliament since the end of World War II. The AfD party  is polling in third  place at 11 percent of the prospective national vote behind the center-left Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) with 23 percent and Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) with 36 percent. In ...
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Trudeau should leverage reputation at UN to stop Myanmar's ethnic cleansing 21.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Scott Fenwick As the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar (also known as Burma) deepens, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to stand firmly and personally hold the country's military leadership responsible. Canada must amplify its voice as much as possible to rally the world in ending this crisis, widely viewed as an organized ethnic cleansing. With hundreds of thousands of lives at stake, this quickly evolving crisis requires condemnation and involvement from the highest levels of the Canadian government. Although Trudeau has expressed "deep concerns" to Myanmar's State Consular, Aung San Suu Kyi, about the ongoing violence, he can and must go several steps further. Trudeau needs to explicitly condemn the Myanmese military for organizing this ethnic cleansing. Since Myanmar's 2012 constitution makes the military, not San Suu Kyi, responsible for national security and gives them a veto over constitutional amendments, solely targeting San Suu Kyi lets Myanmar's military, who are the real perpetrators of this ...
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Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps 21.9.2017 AP Top News
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar....
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Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say. Trump has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office. Now he faces a decision on how many to admit in the next […]
Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees 21.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say....
Business ties complicate Muslim states’ response to Rohingya 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid. The lack […]
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Business ties complicate Muslim states' response to Rohingya 21.9.2017 AP Top News
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid....
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Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis 21.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Myanmar is trying to reassure the world about its handling of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh. It says it is committed to resolving tensions in the strife-hit region.
Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar is trying to reassure the world about its handling of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh. It says it is committed to resolving tensions in the strife-hit region. Vice President Henry Van Thio spoke at the U.N. late Wednesday in the absence of Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian […]
The White House’s preposterous policy analysis on refugees 21.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The administration is covering up the benefits and highlighting the costs.
For islands, Hurricane Irma is the climate change wakeup call 21.9.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Aruba's prime minister hopes that other small islands will become living labs for rejecting fossil fuels for good.
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Trump administration considering lower refugee limits 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States. President Donald Trump has already slashed the refugee cap once. He is now weighing limiting even further the number of refugees allowed into the country in the next fiscal year. But as is often […]
'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya 20.9.2017 AP Politics
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar....
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