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Stories with subject: Political refugees
  • Judge weighs bid to block Indiana's Syrian refugee order 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 5:11 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - A judge considering a challenge to Republican Gov. Mike Pence's order barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in Indiana appeared skeptical Friday, peppering the state's lawyer with questions about whether the directive was achieving its stated goal of protecting the state's security.

  • The Latest: Aid group says over 100,000 have fled Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:29 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):

  • Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 2:47 pm

    BANGUI, Central African Republic - For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.

  • Migrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:15 pm

    CALAIS, France - Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travelers living in squalid slums and deepening concerns the city is becoming a tinderbox of anti-migrant, anti-Muslim rage that's fueling a budding nationalist movement.

  • The Latest: Official: Half of Calais camp to be evacuated story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:26 pm

    SID, Serbia - The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • Rwanda plans to relocate Burundian refugees 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 9:56 am

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's government said Friday it plans to relocate 75,000 Burundian refugees to other countries following accusations that Rwanda is harboring and training rebels opposed to the Burundian government.

  • US Sen. McCain urges assistance to migrant route countries story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 9:41 am

    SID, Serbia - U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for additional assistance to countries along the Balkan migrant corridor and expressed hope for an end to wars in Syria and Afghanistan fueling the refugee crisis.

  • Indiana News Digest 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:00 am

    Here's a look at AP's Indiana news coverage at 12 a.m.

  • Bishop: First Syrian refugees arrive in Rhode Island 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:16 pm

    WARWICK, Rhode Island - Members of a Syrian family who traveled to Rhode Island on Thursday night are believed to be the first refugees from the war-torn country to arrive in the state, religious leaders said.

  • Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 7:36 pm

    ABUJA, Nigeria - Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.

  • Deportation for man who concealed Bosnian war-era crimes 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:53 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A man who came to the U.S. as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago will be deported for concealing a long criminal past in his home country, including the killing of an elderly Serbian neighbor, a federal judge said Thursday.

  • NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:21 pm

    BRUSSELS - In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • The Latest: Germany extends border controls for 3 months story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:16 am

    BRUSSELS - The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:03 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

  • Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 12:16 pm

    KILIS, Turkey - Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

  • Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-10-16 10:29 am

    BOSTON - For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics - health care, jobs, education and a safe home.

  • Arizona bill aims to give state the right to refuse refugees 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 2:41 pm

    PHOENIX - Legislation being proposed by an Arizona House Republican would allow the state to refuse to help resettle refugees if it can't ensure they have been properly screened and vetted for terrorism risks.

  • Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 7:22 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

  • Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-08-16 4:55 pm

    LEWISTON, Maine - The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.

  • Syrian family flees war, finds refuge in Evansville 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:56 am

    EVANSVILLE, Indiana - When Razan heard an explosion rock her Syrian city in the summer of 2012, she felt a pang of terror.

  • Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 10:07 am

    TIMBUKTU, Mali - Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby.

  • Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 4:06 am

    PRESEVO, Serbia - Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.

  • The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm

    GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

  • Germany: over 91,000 asylum-seekers arrived in January 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:04 am

    BERLIN - More than 91,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month, the government said Thursday, underlining the pressure the country faces to diminish the influx of migrants.

  • Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:33 am

    KAWERGOSK CAMP, Iraq - Perwin Shamsaddeen Ali, a Syrian refugee living in a tent camp in northern Iraq, has been reduced to cooking one meal a day for her family of four.