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Independent Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America’s long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent. Via: John R. Bolton Nonetheless, we would be badly mistaken to underestimate its importance for U.S. policy throughout the Middle East. ...

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Germany Expecting up to 300,000 Muslim from Syria, Iraq in 2017

The German Federal Government has estimated that family reunion rules will see Germany receive hundreds of thousands more Muslim Syrian and Iraqi migrants this year. Via:  Vieginia Hale    The Ministry of the Interior announced that it granted asylum to 90,389 people in the first six months of 2017, and expects that Germany will receive a total of 180,000 migrants this ...

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A warm Muslim hospitality: Algeria/Morocco Block Syrian asylum seekers at Border

 Algerian and Moroccan border authorities appear to be blocking two groups of Syrian asylum seekers from leaving the border area near the Moroccan city of Figuig, Human Rights Watch said today. The Syrians, including women and children, have been trapped there since April 18, 2017, in abysmal conditions, Human Rights Watch said. Via: hrw.org According to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...

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watch: Syrian ‘Mafia’ Control Stockholm Suburb

Social Democratic Party members from the Syrian community presided over a form of “mob rule” in the municipality of Sigtuna, Sweden, state television suggests. Via:  Jack Montgomery   An investigative report by SVT, a licence-fee funded public broadcaster similar to the British Broadcasting Corporation, indicates the “takeover” began in 2002, when the Social Democrats under Anders Johansson wrested control of the area from ...

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US accuse Russia of complicity in Syrian chemical attack

President Trump’s top diplomat accuse Russia of complicity in Syria’s war crimes during a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with Vladimir Putin’s foreign minister, it was reported Sunday. Via: Mary Kay Linge     Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will demand that Russia yank its support from Bashar al-Assad’s bloody dictatorship over Syria, where hundreds of thousands of innocents have died ...

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‘Ghost ships’ in European waters spark terror fears

Hundreds of ships are sailing into European waters after suspicious manoeuvres near terrorist hot spots, prompting fears that they are smuggling people and weapons with impunity.  Via: thetimes.co.uk An investigation by The Times has uncovered how cargo ships and other large vessels routinely switch off GPS tracking so that they can disappear, falsify their identification or veer off their usual course. ...

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Hungary new border fence to stop Muslims migrants

While countless European politicians have grumbled at the change in tone under the Trump White House, particularly on the Syrian refugee crisis, at least one populist leader across the Atlantic sees his government’s policies being vindicated and bolstered by the new American president.  Via: foxnews.com In the central European nation of Hungary, situated on a key route for refugees fleeing the ...

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Syrian Muslim Refugee jailed for life in Sweden After participation in mass execution in Syria

Refugee Haisam Sakhanh, 46, was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday Sakhanh had joined the armed group Suleiman Company in early May 2012, and shot a person dead with an assault rifle  Sakhanh had confessed to the shooting but said he should not be prosecuted A judge said victim was shot dead along six others under ‘cruel circumstances’ Via: dailymail.co.uk A Swedish ...

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13,000 secretly hanged in Syrian jail, says Amnesty

As many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in one of Syria’s most infamous prisons in the first five years of the country’s civil war as part of an extermination policy ordered by the highest levels of the Syrian government, according to Amnesty International.  Via: Theguardian.com Many thousands more people held in Saydnaya prison died through torture ...

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German travellers hold the world’s strongest passport

The most – and least – powerful passports in the world German travellers hold the world’s strongest passport and can visit the most countries without needing to apply for a visa, according to a newly-updated travel index. Via: independent.co.uk A total of 157 countries offer Germans either visa-free access or a visa on arrival, making citizens of the central European nation the ...

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