refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban […]

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world’s largest camp, the East African country’s interior security minister said Wednesday. The decision has been condemned by domestic and international rights groups and organizations dealing with refugees. […]

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Relatives of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide concern for the refugee crisis, have landed in Canada. Mohammed Kurdi, his wife and their five children arrived in Canada as refugees on Monday, sponsored by Mohammed’s sister Tima Kurdi, who wiped away tears […]

Here are 5 things you should know about where the conflict now stands.

BERLIN (AP) — Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged. The U.S. will […]

Talks of whether or not to extradite fugitive Assata Shakur from Cuba have reemerged between Cuba and the U.S., according to reports. MUST READ: Cop Out: Eric Harris’…