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Stories with subject: Political refugees
  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
  • GENEVA - The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.

  • Gov. Mead addresses refugee resettlement criticism 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:01 am
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead is addressing criticism about the possibility of opening a refugee resettlement program in Wyoming.

  • African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:22 pm
  • HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held.

  • Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in South Sudan 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:37 pm
  • JUBA, South Sudan - In a blistering criticism of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21,000 displaced people from a U.N. base to safer grounds before the rainy season.

  • Lebanon registers 1 million Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:55 pm
  • TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria's civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets. His father was killed by a sniper. His family then fled to another town that came under a fierce government offensive.

  • Syrian rocket hits Turkish mosque, injures refugee 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:37 am
  • ANKARA, Turkey - Officials say Turkish artillery units have fired into Syrian territory in retaliation for a rocket that hit a mosque in a Turkish border town, injuring a 60-year old Syrian woman refugee.

  • Student interpreter works with refugee families 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 4:41 pm
  • BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Me Meh wants to help people in the Bowling Green area who speak Karenni, one of the three languages in which she is fluent.

  • Immigrant family eager for larger home 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:56 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - The war is long behind them, as are their days living in forests and refugee campus, but life for Abdineko Mausa and Andjela Uredi's family of 12 remains a difficult one.

  • Uganda: Death toll from boat accident rises to 107 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 12:51 pm
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Albert in western Uganda has reached 107, Ugandan police said on Monday, a drastic rise from the figure of 19 dead given hours after the boat capsized on Saturday.