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US Urges Iranian Dissidents to Decide on Move to Iraqi Transit Center

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration is urging a group of Iranian dissidents living in northeastern Iraq to make a decision about moving to a new transit center near Baghdad as part of a U.N.-backed process of resettling them in third countries. U.S. State Department official Daniel Fried says U.S. and Iraqi officials discussed the proposed transit center […]

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A Look At The Camp Victory Complex in Iraq

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has handed over control of Camp Victory to Iraq. Here is a look at the sprawling military complex near Baghdad that served as the hub of U.S. operations: -Camp Victory had served as the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq since 2003. -The U.S. military facilities at the site were constructed around a lavish […]

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Kenya to Reopen Unused Refugee Camp in Dadaab

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya has agreed to reopen an unused refugee camp in eastern Dadaab, as starving Somalis affected by a severe drought pour in from across the border. The United Nations praised the move on Friday, saying it will ease rapidly growing pressure on existing camp sites at the sprawling refugee complex. The United Nations says the […]

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Kenya to Reopen Unused Refugee Camp in Dadaab

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya has agreed to reopen an unused refugee camp in Dadaab, as starving Somalis affected by a severe drought pour in from across the border. The announcement is drawing praise from humanitarian groups, who warned on Friday that still more aid and camp space will be needed to handle the rapidly growing crisis. Aid groups […]

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Serbian President Urges Reconciliation at WW II Concentration Camp

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic has called for reconciliation at the site of a concentration camp in Croatia where tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Roma were killed during World War Two. President Tadic accompanied by his mother attended a ceremony Sunday marking the 70th anniversary of the Jadovno camp, set up in 1941 by […]

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