Lebanon official urges restrictions on Syrian refugees after slaying blamed on Syrian gang

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GENEVA: One year since the conflict in Sudan erupted, thousands of desperate people are still fleeing the country daily “as if the emergency had started yesterday,” the UN said Tuesday.More than 8.5 million people have fled their homes since the fighting broke out, with nearly 1.8 million having escaped across the country’s borders.“A year on, … Read more

Four Indonesians arrested over Rohingya refugees smuggling

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MANILA: As tens of thousands of people have been crowding the streets of American cities for the past six months to protest US support for Israel’s war on Gaza, some of the leading voices have been coming from Asian diaspora groups. Their support for Palestine often stems from personal history, as many Asians living in … Read more

Indonesia’s rescue of Rohingya refugees at sea is a reminder of an ordeal that began in Myanmar

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BANGKOK: A dramatic story of survival and rescue off the western coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province has put the spotlight again on the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar who make extremely dangerous voyages across the Indian Ocean to seek better lives.Desperate survivors were pulled to safety from their capsized boat by local … Read more

Boats carrying scores of Rohingya refugees capsize off Indonesia: fishermen

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Dhaka: This year’s fasting month has started as the worst one in memory for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with the Ramadan spirit of charity and caring dampened by shortages of aid and food. International aid for the Rohingya has been dropping since 2020, despite urgent pleas for donations by the World Food Program and the UN … Read more

Review: ‘The Stranger’s Case’ critiques the ‘mountainish inhumanity’ shown toward refugees

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CHENNAI: Historically, refugees have borne the brunt of cruelty and most aptly “The Strangers’ Case,” which follows a family of Syrian refugees, opens with a quote from a Shakespearean play chastising the “mountainish inhumanity” shown toward refugees.

Food aid for Sudanese refugees in Chad could end next month, WFP says

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GENEVA: Food aid for hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees in Chad, some of whom are close to starvation, will be suspended next month without more funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Since conflict broke out in Sudan nearly a year ago, more than half a million Sudanese refugees have fled to … Read more

UN agency for Palestinians refugees at ‘breaking point’: chief

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DUBAI: Iran and the US are engaged in an intensifying proxy war, which is playing out across several Middle Eastern states. Although neither side appears to be looking for a direct confrontation, vulnerable Arab countries with divided loyalties are paying the biggest price. That seems to be the consensus view of Middle East experts as low-intensity … Read more

Sudanese refugees face gruelling wait in overcrowded South Sudan camps

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WikiLeaks founder Assange starts final UK legal battle to avoid extradition to US on spy charges LONDON: Julian Assange’s lawyers will begin their final UK legal challenge on Tuesday to stop the WikiLeaks founder from being sent to the United States to face spying charges. The 52-year-old has been fighting extradition for more than a … Read more

Israel unveils tunnels underneath Gaza City headquarters of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

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AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command said on Saturday that it had destroyed numerous Houthi missiles and explosive-laden remotely operated boats in Yemen as the Yemeni militia rejected America’s ultimatum to cease attacks before its decision to redesignate the Houthis as “global terrorists” takes effect on Feb. 16. CENTCOM said on X that its forces carried out … Read more

Fresh Norwegian cash for UN agency for Palestinian refugees

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Moving Argentinian Embassy to Jerusalem could harm relations with Muslim world, analysts tell Arab News SAO PAULO: President Javier Milei’s plan to move the Argentinian Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which he announced on Tuesday during his visit to the Middle Eastern country, could have negative consequences for relations with the Muslim … Read more