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The Latest: Israeli military welcomes reopening of crossing

Oct. 15, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Israeli military official says the opening of a crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria "re-empowers" the United Nations after being driven out of the area by Syrian rebels. Maj. Nehemia Berki spoke on...

WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

Oct. 12, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if a looming conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region, WFP Executive Director David Beasley said Friday. Beasley told The Associated Press that the agency is "pre-positioning...

The Latest: UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

Oct. 12, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region. WFP Executive Director David Beasley...

Thai authorities to deport 70 Pakistani asylum seekers

Oct. 11, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities on Thursday convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home, as police intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration. The Taling Chan Provincial Court issued fines and up to...

Bangladesh on alert over cyclone in Bay of Bengal

Oct. 10, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh's southern coastal region told local officials to begin preparations Wednesday in case a cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal hits the area where about 1 million Rohingya refugees live in squalid camps. Cyclone Titli is moving toward the coast of Andhra...

Rohingya teen dreams of higher ed from squalid refugee camp

Oct. 10, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — At an age when many young Rohingya women have children, Rahima Akter has other plans. From the refugee camp in southern Bangladesh where she was born, Akter, a 19-year-old with a confident smile who goes by the name Khushi, says she aspires to become the most educated Rohingya...

Japan urges Myanmar to conduct credible Rohingya probe

Oct. 9, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Myanmar's leader Tuesday that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state. Abe told a joint news conference after holding talks with Aung San Suu Kyi...

AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

Oct. 9, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: "They want to steal my daughter!" It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the...

The Latest: Italian minister says country not 'refugee camp'

Oct. 9, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 7 p.m. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, known for his tough stance on migrants, says that his country "won't be considered a refugee camp anymore." He told reporters on Tuesday that the Italian approach...

Former FIFA official Prince Ali takes soccer charity global

Oct. 9, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing soccer to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The prince detailed plans Tuesday for the Association Football Development Program Global to fund projects, donate equipment and provide...