Thursday, 2 December 2021

Tag Archives: Refugees

Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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Supreme Court allows Donald Trump ban on refugees

WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Wednesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the ...

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Rohingya refugees ‘forcibly returned’ to Myanmar

DHAKA: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned at least 90 Muslim Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, as thousands of civilians from the ethnic minority area, on the other side of the border, attempt to escape from continuing violence that has killed scores of people. At least 20 Rohingya were caught ...

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Understanding more about migration

I was glad last week, when a former Swedish politician, Carl Bildt, said that Sweden had become a better country thanks to a large number of immigrants having come to the land since the 1960s. Today, about 20 percent Swedes were born outside the country. Most live in the big ...

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Malala condemns Trump’s decision to ban Muslim refugees from US

BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai says she is heartbroken by Donald Trump’s decision to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. Malala, who is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, condemned the President’s decision to sign an executive banning immigrants with the purported intent of “keeping radical terrorists ...

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Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said on Sunday that the company planned to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after Trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries. Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States ...

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‘I am not a miracle worker’: new UN chief

NEW YORK: The new United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres, warned Tuesday that the world body faces “very challenging times” and asked for support of reforms to make it better able to deal with them. Before beginning his first day of work at UN headquarters, Guterres, who succeeded Ban Ki-Moon as ...

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