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72 terrorists came to U.S. from countries named in travel ban

A study has found 72 people from the seven countries subject to Trump’s travel ban were convicted of terrorism-related offences in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. This report seems to contradict what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found.

Canada will accept refugees banned from entering U.S.: Trudeau

Ottawa - The prime minister announced Canada will accept refugees refused entry into the United States after Friday's executive order was signed by the president. The Canadian government also announced dual citizens in Canada will not be affected by the order.

An old disease has reared its ugly head, and it's spreading

Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disease once contained to areas around Aleppo and Damascus in Syria, has now been given new life thanks to the ongoing conflict in the region, reaching catastrophic proportions.

Google donating 25,000 new Chromebook laptops to refugees

Google has announced it will donate 25,000 Chromebooks to refugees fleeing countries like Syria for the safety of Europe. The company says Chromebooks will be a good option for refugees because of the range of software available.

Op-Ed: Syrian man admirably expressed his gratitude to be an American Special

A Syrian family caught between two worlds tries to build a new life in a strange land, with strange laws and customs, because going home isn't an option.

Vancouver Syrian refugees attacked by pepper-spray on Kingsway

A group of Syrian refugees newly arrived in Vancouver may have already been the victims of racism. On Friday evening after a welcome event a man on a bicycle rode by and pepper sprayed as many as 30 of them. Their assailant was not caught.

Over 1 million refugees face freezing winter

More than 1 million refugees face sub-zero temperatures and increased risk of illness on Europe's borders and in the Middle East. Harsh winter conditions will see temperatures fall to -11C in the Balkans.

Evangelical leaders urge Christians to accept Syrian refugees

Wheaton - Amid rising xenophobia, Islamophobia and outright attacks on Muslims in the United States in the wake of recent terror attacks, the leaders of some of the most prominent Evangelical Christian sects in the nation are urging acceptance of Syrian refugees.

Op-Ed: Accepting Syrian refugees — Why the U.S. is different from Japan

Two vastly different nations with two different approaches. Japan's Prime Minister says the country will help financially but not take in Syrian refugees. Many feel the United States should do the same.

Op-Ed: Refugee situation hits close to home for San Francisco writer Special

San Francisco - The Syrian refugee crisis hit a little closer to home this past Dec. 8 when the Los Angeles County Supervisors met to discuss making provisions for their possible arrival to California. To most people the Syrian crisis seems very far away.

'Welcome home': Trudeau greets first Syrian refugees in Canada

Toronto - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted the first 160 of some 25,000 Syrian refugees who will settle in Canada as they arrived by military transport plane in Toronto late Thursday night.

Canada on fast-track to bring refugees into country by Dec. 1

Military personnel at a Kingston, Ontario military base were asked to clear their barracks and living quarters in three days to make room for the first wave of Syrian refugees arriving in a little more than a week.

Republican lawmaker wants concentration camps for Syrian refugees

Providence - A Republican state lawmaker in Rhode Island said Islam is a religion of "murder and rape" and called for the internment of Syrian refugees in what would effectively be concentration camps.

Mayor says Japanese internment camps justify refugee rejection

Roanoke - Roanoke, Virginia Mayor David Bowers has raised eyebrows and ire by citing the internment of Japanese and Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II as justification for rejecting Syrian refugees.

Trump won't rule out gov't database, IDs, for Muslims

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said that if elected he would "certainly implement" a government database of all American Muslims, and that he is open to the idea of requiring them to carry Muslim-only identification cards.

Refugees in tiny Sumte complain about boring German village life

Newly arrived refugees to the tiny German village of Sumte, where Muslim migrants will soon outnumber native residents seven to one, are complaining about the food and "boring" small town.

Sumte: Syrian refugees will outnumber German villagers 7 to 1

Residents of the tiny German village of Sumte, population 102, are appalled the sleepy hamlet will be forced to accommodate 750 Syrian refugees this week despite the lack of infrastructure to house and feed the Muslim migrants.

Syrian refugees complain about free housing in Swedish woods

Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Sweden are upset that they've been assigned temporary housing in the Swedish woods, which they say are too scary compared to war-ravaged Syria.

Sweden buckles under strain of unprecedented refugee crisis

Sweden, long considered a socialist paradise, is buckling under the financial strain of Europe's unprecedented refugee crisis.

Growing numbers of refugees are returning to their homeland

In a strange turn of events, growing numbers of Syrian refugees in Jordan are opting to return to their war-torn homeland because they can't survive in exile after big aid cuts, and can't afford the high prices human smugglers want to get them to Europe.

Refugees bring along their pet cat

Images of a cat and its family have been going viral on social media. The cat and its owners made the journey by sea from Syria to Europe.

Op-Ed: Gulf States create many refugees but accept few

The lion's share of refugees from Syria are in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. The Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE have taken in few if any refugees while at the same time their citizens help finance groups fighting the Syrian civil war.

Israel won't take in Syrian refugees — will build fence instead

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announced on Sunday the start of a multi-billion shekel project to build a sensor-laden fence across the country's eastern border with Jordan.

Escape to freedom — Bringing a Syrian family to safety Special

This is the story of a Syrian family’s journey to freedom in Europe and the small part I played in helping them. Along the way I saw and learnt a lot about what refugees face as they escape from war-torn countries and political oppression.

Turkish couple spends wedding day feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees

Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat got married last week, and they invited thousands of refugees to celebrate with them.

Op-Ed: The dire prospect of another Israel-Hezbollah war

Here's to hoping that the present threats by Hezbollah and Iran to retaliate against the recent Israel strike in Syria doesn't escalate into full-blown war.

Op-Ed: UN WFP suspends food vouchers for many Syrian refugees

Rome - More than 1.7 million Syrians have taken refuge in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and even Egypt. The UN World Food Programme(WFP) has helped feed these refugees through a system of vouchers that can be used at local stores.

Syrian refugees — the human story Special

Today, June 20, is "World Refugee Day." It is important we do not forget the suffering of people who have the same hopes and dreams as we do. They are people like us, many are educated but circumstances have forced them to flee their country.

Swedes react to government's decision to welcome Syrian refugees Special

Earlier this month, the Swedish government announced it would offer blanket asylum to all Syrians fleeing their country's two-year civil war, a brutal conflict which has claimed more than 100,000 lives.

Lovestruck Syrian refugees reunited in Vancouver and married

Burnaby - A young lovestruck Palestinian couple from Syria, who had been kept apart by the war in the country, have been reunited and married in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
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Anne Frank in 1940.
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Rhode Island state Sen. Elaine Morgan
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The United Nations World Food Programme is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance ...
The United Nations World Food Programme is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.
UN World Food Program
Migrants walk in a long line along the highway near Budapest  Hungary  Friday  Sept. 4  2015. Over 1...
Migrants walk in a long line along the highway near Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 people seeking to enter Europe have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.AP/Frank Augstein
Frank Augstein
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with guests in the Hall of Honour as he makes his way to the Se...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with guests in the Hall of Honour as he makes his way to the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 4, 2015
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Syrians crossing border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany
Syrians crossing border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany
Mstyslav Chernov
As fighting intensified in Syria  cutting off food supplies for thousands of civilians  WFP scaled u...
As fighting intensified in Syria, cutting off food supplies for thousands of civilians, WFP scaled up its operations to reach around 1.5 million people each month. This woman in Damascus has just received her emergency rations.
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Smiling Syrian children - but making sure they re fed  clothed and in good health is becoming increa...
Smiling Syrian children - but making sure they're fed, clothed and in good health is becoming increasingly more difficult, says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Program - Abeer Etefa
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a welcoming reception of Syrian refugees at Toronto s Pear...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a welcoming reception of Syrian refugees at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Dec 17, 2015.
Courtesy Nathan Denette, Canadian Press
Canadian authorities have been screening and processing refugees in Lebanon for the past six weeks.
Canadian authorities have been screening and processing refugees in Lebanon for the past six weeks.
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Syrian refugees escape fear of death
Syrian refugees escape fear of death
Freedom House
Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp  November 2012
Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp, November 2012
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
Cutaneous leishmaniasis has infected thousands of Syrian refugees.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis has infected thousands of Syrian refugees.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
A close-up view of the Za atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan  as seen on July 18  2013  from a ...
A close-up view of the Za'atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter
U.S. State Department
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees to Canada on December 10  2015 at Pearson Air...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees to Canada on December 10, 2015 at Pearson Airport in Toronto.
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