Mosques vandalised as US states reject Syria refugees

Several mosques have been vandalised and a number of suspected hate crimes targeting Muslims carried out after dozens of United States governors announced they would not accept Syrian refugees in their states. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a civil rights organisation, said on Monday that it has documented[…]

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For refugees, hope is ever-present in Europe

OPINION BY Sulaiman Addonia – “Is it worth risking my life for?” my young cousin, an Eritrean refugee in Sudan, asked me. Our telephone conversation took place the day after a boat sunk off the coast of Libya in August, killing more than 200 people. Terrified he would take the[…]

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Euro leaders agree to coordinate on migrants

European leaders agreed to cooperate to manage migrants crossing the Balkans but offered no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to take more lives as winter sets in and to set Europe’s nations against one another. Meeting in Brussels as another woman and two children died at sea off[…]

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What it feels like to be a refugee

BY Anonymous – You’re 29 years old with a wife, two children and a job. You have enough money, and can afford a few nice things, and you live in a small house in the city. Suddenly the political situation in your country changes and a few months later, soldiers[…]

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Refugees falsely claiming to be Syrian

About a third of refugees arriving in Germany who claim to be from Syria are actually not from that country, a spokesman for the German interior ministry has said. “Thirty percent of those asylum-seekers who claim to be Syrian are not Syrians according to this estimate,” Tobias Plate said at[…]

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Finland far-right groups attack refugees

Demonstrators have attacked a bus load of refugees arriving at a reception centre in southern Finland with stones and fireworks. Between 30 and 40 protesters, one wearing a white robe like those worn by the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan in the US, waved the Finnish flag and[…]

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Tensions between Croatia and Serbia over refugees

Tensions between Serbia and Croatia have escalated as the Balkan states struggle to come up with a way to deal with tens of thousands of refugees streaming through the two countries to seek sanctuary in other parts of Europe. Serbia banned imports from Croatia on Thursday to protest against Zagreb’s[…]

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