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  • Refugee, Migrant Children Face Dire Conditions on Greek Islands

    GENEVA, More than 7,000 refugee and migrant children are living under horrible, unsanitary conditions on the Greek islands, the U.N. children’s fund reports. It says more than 850 children, on average, make the dangerous sea journey to Greece every month only to end up in facilities that are congested and lacking all basic necessities. UNICEF’s

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  • Marine Le Pen Ordered to Take Psychiatric Evaluation

    PARIS, French far-right politician Marine Le Pen has been ordered to undergo psychiatric testing after tweeting graphic images of Islamic State executions, the leader of France’s National Rally party revealed Thursday. “I thought I had experienced everything, but no! For having denounced the horrors of Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the terror organization), the court

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    N’DJAMENA, Chadian army helicopters killed two civilians in bombing runs over a gold mining town along the Libyan border, where government forces have clashed with a fledgling rebel movement, a family member of the victims and an intelligence official said. Two helicopters attacked the town of Kouri Bougoudi on Thursday and the two men died

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  • Two Girls Die After Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia

    WASHINGTON, Despite sustained efforts to stop the practice, Somali doctors and rights activists say two sisters bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) last week in central Somalia. Doctors and activist confirmed that the girls died in Bur Salah village about 75km west of Galkayo town, but the mutilation took place near the

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  • Syria: Israel Launched Missile Attack on Damascus Airport

    DAMASCUS, SYRIA, Israel attacked Damascus International Airport with missiles Saturday night, Syrian state media said, adding that air defenses shot down some of them. A war monitoring group said the attack targeted an arms depot for Iranian forces or Lebanon’s Hezbollah group. Explosions during the attack were heard across Damascus. The state news agency SANA

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  • Aid Groups Decry Conditions at Greek Isles’ Migrant Centers

    Nineteen humanitarian aid groups are urging that steps be taken immediately to ease “desperate conditions” for more more than 17,000 migrants “crammed in Greek island reception centers with a total capacity for only 6,000.” The groups, in a statement Thursday, said they were seeking “sustainable solutions” to relieve congestion and improve conditions. Migrants, primarily from

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    TRIPOLI, Rockets were fired at the only working airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an airport source said. It came within days of Mitiga International Airport’s reopening after it was forced to close for a week because of deadly clashes between rival militias in and around

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  • Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka lectures at AUB on history, culture, and revisionism

    Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, delivered the Anis Makdisi Memorial Lecture at the American University of Beirut (AUB), entitled “Oh-oh, fables sweeter than facts: history, culture and revisionism.” Introducing the guest, AUB President Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri said, “He has been outspoken in his criticism of apartheid and the politics of racial segregation, not only

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