Political refugees

President Donald Trump meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 25, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the White House (all times local): 7 p.m. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to acknowledge that Hezbollah — which it has not even named in recent resolutions — "is...
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July 25, 2017 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called "Walter Cronkite of Baghdad" — with the idea of launching a radio project that would be part documentary, part radio play and part variety show. Abdulwahed was the voice of Iraqi radio from the...
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July 25, 2017 - 12:12 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat. The UNHCR said on Monday it had agreed to facilitate a deal in...
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July 24, 2017 - 11:41 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian foreign minister has rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat. The UNHCR said on Monday it had agreed to facilitate a deal in which the...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Ali Said, of Somalia, center, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among one of the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules were to kick in as part of the Trump administration's proposed travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii further weakened the already-diluted travel ban Thursday, July 13, 2017, by vastly expanding the list of U.S. family relationships that visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 14, 2017 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, and the government is looking to quickly close it. The administration late Friday appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Ali Said, of Somalia, center, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among one of the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules were to kick in as part of the Trump administration's proposed travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii further weakened the already-diluted travel ban Thursday, July 13, 2017, by vastly expanding the list of U.S. family relationships that visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 14, 2017 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, and the government is looking to quickly close it. The administration late Friday appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal...
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Advertisement in a metro station in Budapest photographed Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The Hungarian government says it will end its disputed ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. The billboards, posters and TV ads were criticized by Hungarian Jewish leaders and others for their anti-Semitic overtones. Including a photo of a smiling Soros with the caption “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh,” they were set up to promote the government’s anti-migration policies while taking aim at Soros’ support for refugees and migrants. (AP Photo Pablo Gorondi)
July 12, 2017 - 3:56 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government said Wednesday it will soon end its disputed ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. The billboards, posters and TV ads have been criticized by Hungarian Jewish leaders and others for their anti-Semitic overtones. Including...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, left, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 9:31 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, left, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 8:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, left, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 3:13 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in...
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