As Rome camp eviction makes refugees homeless, Salvini celebrates

As Rome camp eviction makes refugees homeless, Salvini celebrates

Rome - An informal refugee camp in Rome which opened at the height of the crisis in 2015 was evacuated on Tuesday, sending several vulnerable people onto the streets as winter sets in. Located in an empty parking lot near one of Rome's main train stations, the Baobab camp would normally host around 300 people,…
FBI: Reported hate crimes surged by 17 percent in US last year

FBI: Reported hate crimes surged by 17 percent in US last year

Swelling by 17 percent last year, hate crimes in the United States marked the largest increase in more than a decade, according to a new report by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Released on Tuesday, the FBI report documented 7,175 hate crimes - at least 15 resulting in murders - across the country in…
Italy’s Libya talks end with commitments but no joint statement

Italy’s Libya talks end with commitments but no joint statement

Palermo, Italy - An international conference on Libya has ended in the Italian city of Palermo with commitments but no binding agreement by warring factions to a United Nations-led road map envisaging elections next year. In a joint press conference on Tuesday, UN Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the…
Uighurs marking ‘independence day’ call for international help

Uighurs marking ‘independence day’ call for international help

Washington, DC - Uighur activists in the US marked their community's "independence day" with a protest and march in the US capital on Tuesday. November 12 is the 74th and 85th anniversary of two short-lived Uighur republics, known as East Turkestan, which were established in territory that is now part of China. Those present at…

Does Europe need its own army?

French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have been at odds on many issues. This week, that divide stretched further when Macron appeared to call for the creation of a European army in an interview on French radio, saying that the continent could no longer rely on the support of the United…
Arab refugees in Bangkok long for home amid immigration crackdown

Arab refugees in Bangkok long for home amid immigration crackdown

Bangkok - Six years ago, several days after taking his high school exams, Ibrahim and his family fled Syria to Lebanon where they boarded a flight to Bangkok. Arriving in the Thai capital on tourist visas, they experienced freedom away from the horrors of war in Syria.  But since their visas expired, they have been…
Rohingya shocked, terrified as deadline for Myanmar return nears

Rohingya shocked, terrified as deadline for Myanmar return nears

Yangon, Myanmar - Abdul fled his burning home last August amid a frenzy of screams, smoke and gunfire. As soldiers from Myanmar's army shot people down at his village in northern Rakhine state, he saw his nephew and son-in-law struck and killed by bullets. Abdul made it across the border with his wife and four children…
Khashoggi killing: ‘Tell your boss deed is done’: NYT

Khashoggi killing: ‘Tell your boss deed is done’: NYT

A member of a Saudi assassination squad phoned a superior shortly after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and told him "tell your boss" their mission had been accomplished, The New York Times reported. Citing three people familiar with a recording of Khashoggi's killing collected by Turkish intelligence, the newspaper said while he was not mentioned by…
Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?

Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?

I really want to do this story justice. It is a mantra I adhered to long before I became a journalist; my parents travelled great distances to build a life together and I've always wanted to pull my weight in that happy ending. It is also the mantra I carried with me this summer as…
Anger is simmering among Iraq’s Kurdish youth

Anger is simmering among Iraq’s Kurdish youth

Erbil, Iraq - It has been more than a month since Iraq's Kurdish region held its parliamentary election, and a new Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) is yet to be announced. Currently, intense negotiations are taking place between the two main political players in the region - the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union…

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