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Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Jun 13, – Some 13,000 refugees have already crossed into Turkey in the last 10 days, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Hundreds more could be seen Saturday on the Syrian side of the Akcakale border crossing, waiting to cross into Turkey. Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense […]

June 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

Mar 13, – The Constitutional Court struck down its own 2003 ban on headscarves for teachers, which had led some German states to forbid Muslim headscarves in schools while permitting the use of Christian symbols such as crucifixes and nuns’ habits. Muslim women teachers can wear headscarves as long as it does not cause disruption […]

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As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

Oct 09. – The signs have since come down amid a campaign by human rights activists who rallied in Beirut this summer and hung a banner from a bridge in the capital saying: “Excuse us for the behavior of those who are racist among us.” Last year, as Syrian refugees were pouring in, signs started […]

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

Sep 30, – The attack, blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group, came despite a 4 ½-month-old state of emergency covering three states and one-sixth of the country. It and other recent violence have led many to doubt assurances from the government and the military that they are winning Nigeria’s war on the extremists. Suspected […]

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Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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