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As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

Sep. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else. He,...

Syrian official says so far, 77 dead in migrant boat sinking

Sep. 23, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

ARIDA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon (AP) — At least 77 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank off Syria this week, the country’s health minister said Friday, amid fears the death toll could be far higher. The incident was deadliest so far as a surging...

New model to enlist regular Americans to resettle refugees

Sep. 23, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When nearly 80,000 Afghans arrived in the United States, refugee resettlement agencies quickly became overwhelmed, still scrambling to rehire staff and reopen offices after being gutted as the Trump administration dropped refugee admissions to a record low. So the...

Palestinians commemorate horrific 1982 massacre in Beirut

Sep. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Palestinians commemorated Friday the 40th anniversary of the horrific killings in a refugee camp in Beirut that left hundreds of people dead during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Dozens of citizens from Europe who support the Palestinian cause also took part in...

Meet Little Amal: A puppet celebrating New York City's roots

Sep. 15, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's latest celebrity visitor is stopping traffic even in this jaded, larger-than-life town. Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, is on a 17-day blitz through every corner of the Big Apple as part of a theater project hoping to...

Success for party of 'Sweden first' energizes global right

Sep. 15, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Sweden Democrats party was founded by neo-Nazis and skinheads in the 1980s. Today, the rebranded and reformed nationalist party stands on the edge of unprecedented influence. Following a weekend election held amid fears of rising crime, the anti-immigration...

Six migrants reported dead at sea in central Mediterranean

Sep. 12, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Migrants picked up at sea by a mercantile ship and brought to Italy by the coast guard have reported that six people died of thirst during the voyage, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday. The Italian Coast Guard said it transported 26 migrants to the Sicilian port of...

Bangladesh leader: Prolonged Rohingya stay impacts stability

Sep. 12, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s prime minister said Monday that the prolonged stay of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees in crowded camps in the country has become a serious security and stability concern. “Apart from their own miseries, their prolonged presence is...

St. Louis police shoot and kill Sudanese man after standoff

Sep. 08, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police shot and killed a 61-year-old Sudanese refugee after he reportedly lunged at an officer after a long standoff, authorities said. The confrontation on Wednesday began when officers were serving felony warrants for assault, resisting arrest and a...

Decrying Ukraine war, Russian soldier seeks refuge in France

Sep. 07, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Breaking the rules by taking a deep drag of his cigarette in a Paris airport washroom, the fugitive paratrooper rips his Russian passport in two and tosses it in the toilet, along with his military ID. It is Pavel Filatiev's last act of defiance before turning his...