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Turkey wary over EU’s migrant plan offer

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey is giving a European Union plan to assist the country in hosting over two million Syrian refugeesonly a lukewarm reception, indicating funding needs to be drastically increased and lamenting shortfalls in help over previous years. The EU hopes that helping refugees inside Turkey will discourage Syrians ...

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New Yorkers slam Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

A group of people have held a rally in New York to protest the recent escalation of violence by Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinians, Press TV reports. The demonstrators representing many communities, including a number of university campuses, gathered near the Israeli mission to the United Nations in New York ...

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Russia open to Syria air safety talks with US: Pentagon

ROME: Russian officials have said they will work to avert potential mishaps between Russian and US pilots flying missions over Syria, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. US and Russian officials held discussions last week — at Russia´s request — on establishing accident-avoidance measures so warplanes flying over Syria would not be ...

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Yemen’s GPC party accepts UN-brokered peace plan

Yemen’s General People’s Congress (GPC), the party of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has accepted a UN-sponsored peace plan put forward in talks in Oman. “An official source at the General People’s Congress reiterated the party’s fast position on ending hostilities and raising the blockade and on a peaceful ...

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Australia considering other nations for asylum-seekers

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia said Tuesday it is seeking new countries to resettle refugees in after confirming only four people have moved to Cambodia, which has agreed to accept refugees in exchange for aid. Under a hardline policy in place for several years, Canberra has denied asylum-seekers arriving on unauthorised ...

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