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Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to contain them. “I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected … you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism,” Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a “tinderbox”.



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British Teenager Charged Over Assault of 15-Year-Old Syrian Refugee

British Teenager Charged Over Assault of 15-Year-Old Syrian RefugeeA video of the incident, which took place on October 25, has circulated widely on social media



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Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To Holocaust

Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To HolocaustSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wasn't impressed when Rep.-elect Alexandria



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Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language

Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language"She was like, 'You can leave, or I'm calling the cops'"



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German minister says refugee deal reached with Italy

German minister says refugee deal reached with ItalyInterior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday that Germany had reached a deal with Italy to return migrants who have already applied for asylum there and added he expected it to be signed soon. “I have just heard that the deal with Italy has also been agreed,” Seehofer told the Bundestag lower house of parliament. The deals are part of a compromise between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Seehofer’s Bavarian Christian Social Union that appears to resolve a dispute over returning migrants that nearly split them and brought down the government.



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Austerity And 2008's Crash Boosted Sweden's Far Right Long Before The Refugee Crisis

Austerity And 2008's Crash Boosted Sweden's Far Right Long Before The Refugee CrisisA hard-line anti-immigrant party is poised for a big win in Sweden's elections



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UNRWA chief defends refugee criteria for millions of Palestinians

UNRWA chief defends refugee criteria for millions of PalestiniansThe United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) provides services to about 5 million Palestinian refugees across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank and Gaza. Most are descendants of some 700,000 Palestinians who were driven out of their homes or fled fighting in the 1948 war that led to Israel’s creation. The growing refugee count was cited by Washington, UNRWA’s biggest donor, in its decision last week to withhold funding, and has potential ramifications for the Palestinians’ pursuit of a right of return to land now in Israel.



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Israel welcomes end of US funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

Israel welcomes end of US funding for UN Palestinian refugee agencyIsrael welcomed Saturday a US decision to end funding for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the organisation which supports some five million Palestinians of perpetuating the Middle East conflict. Israel and the United States have accused the nearly 70-year-old agency of maintaining the idea that many Palestinians are refugees with a right to return to the homes from which they fled or were expelled during the 1948 war that accompanied Israel’s creation, an idea they both oppose.



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US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agencyThe United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was “irredeemably flawed. Washington has long been the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) largest donor but is “no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. Nauert said there would be no additional contributions beyond a $ 60 million dollar payment made in January, drawing condemnation from both the Palestinians and UNRWA.



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Palestinians condemn US ending funding for UN refugee agency

Palestinians condemn US ending funding for UN refugee agencyJERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians on Saturday condemned the U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, calling it an attack on the Palestinian people and accusing the Trump administration of trying to remove sensitive core issues from the negotiating table as it says it is preparing a Mideast peace initiative.



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