UN: World Needs to Prepare for ‘Millions’ of Climate Refugees

FILE – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gestures as he speaks during a news conference after the First Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Dec. 17, 2019. DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – The world needs to prepare for a surge … Read More

EU foreign ministers discuss next steps for Libya

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The bloc’s top diplomats are meeting in Brussels for talks on how to implement a peace process in Libya. Italy and Greece said they’re willing to send troops, while Germany has also expressed interest in an EU-mission. The European Union’s … Read More

Baghdad rocket attack kills Iranian military leaders including Gen. Qassim Soleimani, reports say

At least three rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport Friday killing at least seven people, including Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, according to multiple reports early Friday. Soleimani is the military mastermind whom Secretary … Read More

Kim breaks agreements with the US and announces a ‘new strategic weapon’

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Despite the latest threats, President Donald J. Trump believes that the North Korean leader will respect his commitments on denuclearization.  Kim condemns joint US-South Korea military exercises and other sanctions.  “There will never be denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.” Seoul … Read More

‘We’ll deal with it’ – Donald Trump brushes off Kim Jong Un’s threat of ‘Christmas gift’

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Kim Jong Un threatens to take unspecified action if sanctions relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year. Donald Trump has brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it … Read More

Erdogan: refugees will enter Europe unless EU does more

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Council of the European Union). Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again used the millions of refugees hosted in the country as a bargaining chip against the European Union. Speaking alongside Hungary’s prime … Read More

U.S. Buildup Not Cowing Iran

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Bottom Line Up Front The top commander for U.S. forces in the Middle East warned that the growing U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf might not be enough to deter Iran from attacking Gulf states. The comments by CENTCOM … Read More

U.S. says Iran may have killed up to 1,000 protesters

U.N. human rights chief says video footage shows Iranian security forces “shooting to kill.” WASHINGTON — The U.S.’s special representative for Iran Brian Hook has said that more than 1,000 Iranian citizens may have been killed in recent protests. On … Read More

UN Security Council rebukes US on Israeli settlements

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All members of the UN Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The UN Security Council on Wednesday … Read More

Greece’s new war on refugees: Clearing squatters in Athens

In the early morning of Aug. 26, dozens of asylum seekers and migrants woke up to the frightening sound of a helicopter buzzing above them. Greek riot police were stationed outside, ready to evict them from two buildings that had … Read More

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