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220 Killed, 130 Wounded Across Iraq

least 220 people were killed and 131 more were wounded today. Meanwhile, 1.6 million Iraqis are internally displaced, according to the International Organization for Migration. That is, they have been forced to flee fighting near the homes and head for safety in other areas.

US Mideast Policy: A Case of Alignment, Realignment, Misalignment and Refugees

An interesting equation has developed in the Middle East.  There is ISIS, and then there is everyone else … or almost.  Everyone is against ISIS:  the US, the UK and EU countries, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq, the Kurds; and Saudi Arabia remains silent.  Yet, by all accounts, ISIS is organized, well-trained and well-armed, possessing sophisticated weapons.  The Iraqi army and the vaunted Kurdish fighters were no match in its lightning advance until US airpower blunted their offensive.

Refugee Crisis: The Stunning Collapse of Syria’s Safe Spaces

While filming a documentary in Syria in the summer of 2003, I visited the Jaramana refugee camp near Damascus. Run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, Jaramana at the time housed around 5,000 registered Palestinian refugees from the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948 and 1967 and their descendants. At Jaramana, rows of decaying […]

HRW: Kiev did not provide adequate protection and help to internal refugees

Refugees at the Severny border checkpoint in the Lugansk region. (RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov)
Refugees at the Severny border checkpoint in the Lugansk region. (RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov)

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.

"Worst of the American Spirit": Advocates Decry Anti-Immigrant Protests, Urge Asylum for Children


As thousands of migrants continue to arrive in the United States seeking escape from violence in Central America, this week the Texas town of League City passed a resolution banning undocumented children from entering its municipality.

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