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Refugees and migrants braving seas to flee to Europe in 2015 top one million (UN)

Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe by sea this year have passed one million, according to figures just released by the UN refugee agency, many on perilous trips aboard inadequate

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Bosnia :Terrorist attack foiled

A Bosnian anti-terrorism prosecutor says security forces have foiled a terrorist attack which could have claimed the lives of some 100 people in the capital, Sarajevo. On Saturday, Bosnian state


Syria: UN condemns archaeological destruction at major World Heritage site of Bosra

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra in fighting two days ago, alerting the world

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1 million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 (UN)

One million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, according to the latest data from the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In a joint

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Saudi Arabia: The writer Zuhair Kutbi convicted advocated political reforms in his country

Zuhair Kutbi, Saudi writer, was sentenced to four years in prison and banned from writing for 15 years for having called for political reforms in his country. Zuhair Kutbi “was

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Israeli vice premier steps down over sex allegations

Israeli Vice Premier, Silvan Shalom, has resigned after allegations that he sexually harassed a number of women during his career. Shalom was a veteran politician in the cabinet of Prime

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Central African Republic: Amid Conflict, Rape

The government of the Central African Republic and United Nations peacekeepers should urgently address sexual violence against women and girls by armed militia in the capital, Bangui. Human Rights Watch

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Violence in Diyarbakir as Turkish crackdown on PKK continues

Turkish security forces have clashed with protesters in the mainly Kurdish south east of the country. The violence comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the

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Migrants: A record figure of 250 million people worldwide in 2015

An unprecedented situation. The number of migrants is expected to reach a historic high of 250 millions this year in the world on a mass influx of refugees background in

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Dutch riot over plans for a refugee centre- video

A meeting to decide whether to build a refugee centre ended in a riot in the Dutch town of Geldermalsen near Utrecht on Wednesday night. Around 2,000 people surrounded the