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Stories with subject: Political refugees
  • Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 2:50 pm

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary - Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.

  • After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 7:49 am

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.

  • World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:02 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.

  • UNHCR: Greece must do more to tackle migration 'emergency' 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:43 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities need to "wake up" and do more to adequately accommodate a burgeoning number of refugee arrivals that has become a full-blown humanitarian emergency requiring a natural disaster-like response, a senior official with the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

  • Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:09 am

    MAFRAQ, Jordan - Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.

  • Serbian police: Afghan refugee killed in migrants' fight 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:34 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbian police say that an Afghan national has been killed in a fight involving migrants near the border with Hungary.

  • Hungary's Orban says illegal immigration threatens Europe 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 8:16 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Illegal immigration is a threat to Hungary and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from hundreds of millions of people from the "depths of Africa" looking to escape poverty, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.

  • Thai official: Uighurs sent back to China being treated well 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:52 am

    BANGKOK - The 109 ethnic Uighur refugees whose deportation to China by Thailand this month sparked an international outcry are being been treated well at a rehabilitation center where they've been held since their return, Thailand's national security chief said Monday. He said some were being investigated for their alleged involvement in terrorism.

  • Hungary puts inmates to work on border fence to bar migrants story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:35 pm

    MORAHALOM, Hungary - Using materials prepared by inmates in Hungarian prisons, 900 soldiers will build a fence along Hungary's border with Serbia by December to stem the torrent of migrants, officials said Thursday - a project critics are comparing to Communist-era barriers like the Berlin Wall.

  • Prosecutors say Idaho man hoped to carry out terror attack 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 6:58 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Federal prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that an Uzbek refugee living in Boise, Idaho, was walking a "pathway to terror" when he was arrested two years ago.

  • Malala: 'Stingy' world must boost aid to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 11:06 am

    AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Rich countries should spend less on weapons in the Syrian civil war and more on education, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said Monday, calling world leaders "quite stingy" as she toured a camp for the conflict's refugees.

  • Germany struggles to cope with growing number of migrants 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 10:26 am

    BERLIN - The number of people applying for asylum in Germany rose to almost 180,000 in the first half of the year, more than twice as many as in the same period of 2014.

  • US soldiers opposed to war now find Canada less hospitable story has photos
    Updated: Jul-12-15 4:21 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - When Army Sgt. Patrick Hart decided a decade ago that he would not serve in the war in Iraq, he expected to follow the same path as thousands of American war resisters during the Vietnam era and take refuge across the border.

  • Florida leads states for refugee resettlement 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 9:36 am

    TAMPA, Florida - Federal government statistics show Florida draws more refugees than any other state.

  • Turkey: 8 more Uighur refugees arrive from Thailand 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 9:04 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Thailand sent eight more ethnic Muslim Uighur refugees to Turkey, officials said Saturday, days after the Thai government faced intense international criticism for deporting 109 refugees back to China despite fears they could face persecution there.

  • 150 Syrian Christians arrive in Poland to start new lives 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 6:38 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Some 50 Christian families fleeing war in Syria have arrived in Poland to begin new lives.

  • Radicals in Hungary vows series of anti-immigrant protests 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:09 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - A right-wing radical group says all refugees entering Hungary illegally should be deported for reasons of national security and says it will hold anti-immigrant protests at refugee camps and along the border with Serbia.

  • Thailand condemned for repatriation of 109 Uighurs to China story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 4:43 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand faced a blizzard of international criticism Thursday, and its consulate in Istanbul was ransacked, after it deported 109 ethnic Uighur refugees to China despite fears that they would face persecution there.

  • More than 4 million refugees have now fled Syria, UN says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 10:25 am

    ISTANBUL - More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years, the United Nations said Thursday.

  • US to boost Malaysia for addressing human trafficking 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 11:27 pm

    The U.S. plans to laud Malaysia for improving efforts to combat human trafficking in an upcoming annual report just a year after blacklisting the Southeast Asian country for failing to protect men, women and children forced into modern-day slavery.

  • Groups' support helps Burmese immigrants resume weaving 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am

    WATERLOO, Iowa - In the front room of an east Waterloo home, four master weavers gather to practice their craft.