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Greece rejects UN criticism about deported Syrians

Officials in Greece have defended a decision to deport 10 refugees to Turkey, saying none of the Syrians had sought to stay in Greece as claimed by the United Nations refugee agency, also known as the UNHCR. The Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection issued a statement on Saturday, saying the ...

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1000s take part in Australia rallies in support of refugees

Thousands across Australia have participated in nationwide rallies in more than 25 cities in support of asylum seekers in the country after recent calls by a lawmaker to enforce a refugee ban. The rallies on Saturday were organized by the Welcome to Australia campaign and aimed at celebrating cultural diversity and promoting compassion and unity ...

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Russia seeks to prevent Syria disintegration: Kremlin

The Kremlin has highlighted Russia’s commitments to Syria, saying it seeks to avert the war-stricken country’s breakup and rid it of terrorists. “We need to liberate and do everything possible to prevent the division of the country,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the TV news program, dubbed “Vesti ...

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Iraqi forces advance against Daesh in Kirkuk, Nineveh

Iraqi forces make fresh advances as they engage in a sixth day of operations to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh a day after the Takfiri group’s surprise attack on the oil-rich Kirkuk.  From the terrorist group’s last stronghold, there are disturbing reports that Daesh militants have executed hundreds of civilians, ...

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Bahrain to auction Shia bloc’s assets

A court in Bahrain has ruled that the assets belonging to the al-Wefaq opposition group, which was the largest parliamentary group in the country before being banned and dissolved, be auctioned off. A judicial source said on Saturday that the bloc’s assets were to go under the hammer on October ...

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