Political refugees

Isra Ayesh, right, of Seattle, who is the organizing director of Americans for Refugees and Immigrants, leads a chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday in Seattle over Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the travel ban, which would suspend the nation's refugee program and temporarily bar new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 15, 2017 - 1:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the appeal of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local): 10:52 a.m. Arguments have wrapped up in a federal appeals court in Seattle over President Donald Trump's travel ban. The three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had tough...
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Asylum seekers from left, Vanessa Mae Rodel and daughter Keana, Nadeeka Dilrukshi Nonis and her son Dinath stand during a press conference outside the building of Hong Kong's immigration department in Hong Kong, Monday, May 15, 2017. The Hong Kong lawyer for a group of refugees who sheltered former NSA contractor Edward Snowden four years ago says the southern Chinese city's immigration department has rejected their asylum requests. The applicants are from the Philippines and Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 15, 2017 - 5:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have rejected asylum requests from a group of refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden four years ago, in what their lawyer said is retaliation for helping the former NSA contractor. Immigration officials in the southern Chinese city denied the applications by...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, a boy walks by graffiti of the Palestinian flags with Arabic reads: "The flag is four colors that shine on the face of the sun" in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. On Monday, Palestinians mark 69 years since hundreds of thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel. Palestinians in Lebanon suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life, feeding a desperation that is tearing their community apart. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 14, 2017 - 10:26 am
SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Ahmad Dawoud recalls the day 10 years ago when a Lebanese soldier asked to search his taxi. Then 17, the Palestinian didn't wait for the soldier to find the weapons hidden in the trunk. He jumped from the car and fled into the nearby Palestinian refugee camp, where the...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, a boy walks by graffiti of the Palestinian flags with Arabic reads: "The flag is four colors that shine on the face of the sun" in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. On Monday, Palestinians mark 69 years since hundreds of thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel. Palestinians in Lebanon suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life, feeding a desperation that is tearing their community apart. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 14, 2017 - 6:10 am
SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Ahmad Dawoud recalls the day 10 years ago when a Lebanese soldier asked to search his taxi. Then 17, the Palestinian didn't wait for the soldier to find the weapons hidden in the trunk. He jumped from the car and fled into the nearby Palestinian refugee camp, where the...
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In this Thursday, May 11, 2017 photo Sarah Philipp, a regional lawmaker for the Social Democratic Party, hands out red carnations to women at a market in Duisburg-Bissingheim, western Germany, ahead of Sunday's election in North Rhine-Westphalia state. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
May 12, 2017 - 5:23 am
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) — Sarah Philipp is handing out red carnations to women browsing the lingerie stall at a quiet street market in Duisburg, adding a bright dash of color to the otherwise gray surroundings. The 34-year-old is hoping to defend her seat at Sunday's election for the regional...
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In this Thursday, May 11, 2017 photo Sarah Philipp, a regional lawmaker for the Social Democratic Party, hands out red carnations to women at a market in Duisburg-Bissingheim, western Germany, ahead of Sunday's election in North Rhine-Westphalia state. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
May 12, 2017 - 4:41 am
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) — Sarah Philipp is handing out red carnations to women browsing the lingerie stall at a quiet street market in Duisburg, adding a bright dash of color to the otherwise gray surroundings. The 34-year-old is hoping to defend her seat at Sunday's election for the regional...
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May 11, 2017 - 7:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Serbian authorities say they have moved to asylum centers most of the migrants who were staying in parks and abandoned warehouses in downtown Belgrade. The government's refugee agency says several hundred migrants...
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Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed sits for a portrait in Clarkston, Ga., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Saed, who was a doctor in Somalia before he fled the nation's civil war, anxiously awaits the arrival of his wife and eight children while struggling with kidney issues that he hopes could be solved with a transplant from one of his family members. The Saeds completed the lengthy refugee application process but never made the trip to the U.S. Their travel documents expired during legal wrangling over President Donald Trump's executive orders to limit the refugee program and ban travel from several countries, including Somalia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 10, 2017 - 1:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family for the first time in seven years. But the Saeds never made the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks to soldiers from the German army in Weissenfels, Germany. Federal prosecutor's spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said that 27-year-old Maximilian T. was arrested in the southwestern city of Kehl on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 on charges of preparing an act of violence. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP, file)
May 09, 2017 - 11:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities arrested a second soldier Tuesday on allegations he was part of a far-right plot to assassinate prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees in a case that has raised concerns about extremism within the country's military. Maximilian T., 27, was...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies say up to 245 migrants and refugees are missing and feared dead following two recent shipwrecks of smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea. UNHCR says one of its partner agencies, the International Medical Corps, reported a shipwreck on Sunday off the Libyan coast in...
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