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Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria force

Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria forceUS-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group’s imploding “caliphate”, urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the jihadist redoubt since Wednesday, moving closer to retaking the last sliver of territory under IS control. “The numbers of foreign fighters and their relatives that we are holding is increasing drastically,” Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel Karim Omar told AFP.



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Thousands flee in first mass exodus from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta

Thousands flee in first mass exodus from Syria's besieged eastern GhoutaThousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from the besieged enclave since Syrian government forces launched an assault to capture it a month ago. Men, women and children staggered under the weight of blankets, bags and suitcases as they walked along a dirt road to army lines on the outskirts of Hammouriyeh town. Others reached government positions in the nearby town of Beit Sawa on wheelchairs.



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Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis

Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisisHundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis. One of the recent arrivals, Nur Mohammad, said his village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was surrounded by Buddhist vigilantes for days before they were allowed to leave. Thirty-year-old Enayetullah was among the 200 Rohingya who crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh on Friday.



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Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis

Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisisHundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis. One of the recent arrivals, Nur Mohammad, said his village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was surrounded by Buddhist vigilantes for days before they were allowed to leave. Thirty-year-old Enayetullah was among the 200 Rohingya who crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh on Friday.



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Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500,000 as more Rohingya flee

Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500,000 as more Rohingya fleeTEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after climbing out of a boat on a creek on Friday, Mohamed Rafiq could go no further.



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Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the country's disaster agency said Tuesday.



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UN: "Alarming number" of 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodus

UN: "Alarming number" of 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodusCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The U.N. said Friday that an "alarming number" of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks.



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Israel bans Passover holiday exodus to Egypt's Sinai, citing attack threats

Israel bans Passover holiday exodus to Egypt's Sinai, citing attack threatsIsrael took the unusual step on Monday of barring its citizens from crossing into Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, saying the threat of attacks in the area inspired by Islamic State and other jihadi groups was high. Minutes after the ban was announced, the Israeli military said a rocket was launched from the Sinai and struck southern Israel, causing no injuries. The ban will be in effect at the Taba crossing at least until April 18, the end of the Jewish holiday of Passover that begins at sundown on Monday, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.



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Attorney General Exodus, Merkel Comes to Washington, Dutch Elections: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

Attorney General Exodus, Merkel Comes to Washington, Dutch Elections: The Weekend Behind, the Week AheadStart your week off the right way. Catch up on top news from the weekend.



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