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Sweden Toughens Rules for Refugees Seeking Asylum
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Sweden Toughens Rules for Refugees Seeking Asylum Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times  21 June 2016  Image: The Majid family, refugees from Syria, at their home in Backhammar, Sweden, in April. Sweden has introduced tough new restrictions on asylum seekers. Mauricio Lima for The New York Times Sweden, once one of the most welcoming countries for refugees, on Tuesday introduced tough new restrictions on asylum seekers, including rules that would

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Jordan Closes Border to Syrian Refugees After Suicide Car Bomb Kills 6
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Jordan Closes Border to Syrian Refugees After Suicide Car Bomb Kills 6 Rana F. Sweis, The New York Times  21 June 2016 Image: Jordanian soldiers and relatives of Jordanian soldier Belal Al-Zuhbi carry his coffin near the city of Jerash, north of Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. A suicide attacker driving a truck packed with explosives barreled through Syria’s border with Jordan, setting off a blast that killed six members of the Jordanian

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Palestinian, 15, Killed as Israeli Forces Sought to Halt Stone Throwing
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Palestinian, 15, Killed as Israeli Forces Sought to Halt Stone Throwing Isabel Kershner and Irit Pazner Garshowitz, The New York Times  21 June 2016  Image: A night raid by the Israeli army on the West Bank last week. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA JERUSALEM — Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian car in the occupied West Bank early Tuesday, killing one Palestinian teenager and wounding four others, according to relatives and Palestinian

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Boko Haram’s victims — now rescued but on the verge of starvation
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Boko Haram’s victims — now rescued but on the verge of starvation Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post  22 June 2016 Image: This March 7 photo shows Hamsatu, 25, and Fatima, 3, at the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Both had once been captives of Boko Haram. They did not know the fates of family members they had been separated from. (Jane Hahn for the Washington Post) NAIROBI -- Thousands of Boko Haram victims are

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Congolese Politician, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Sentenced to 18 Years for War Crimes
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Congolese Politician, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Sentenced to 18 Years for War Crimes Marlise Simons, The New York Times  21 June 2016  Image: Jean-Pierre Bemba takes his seat in court on Monday. The former Congolese vice-president was arrested in Belgium in 2008. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AP PARIS — A former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 years in prison for crimes against humanity

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Did the Khmer Rouge regime commit genocide?
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Did the Khmer Rouge regime commit genocide? George Wright, South East Asia Globe  20 June 2016 Image: Horrifying: Sam Mat Ly recalls finding a Cham mass grave during the Khmer Rouge era. Photo: Benjamin Noel   The Khmer Rouge, responsible for the deaths of millions of Cambodians in the 1970s, has long been synonymous with the word ‘genocide’. Yet some are questioning whether Pol Pot’s regime is, in fact, guilty of ‘the crime of all

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Gambia: UN adviser condemns President’s reported threats against ethnic group
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Gambia: UN adviser condemns President’s reported threats against ethnic group Image: Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng briefs the press. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 10 June 2016 – The United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide has condemned the inflammatory speech by the President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia at a political rally this past week, in which he reportedly

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Thomas Mair, Suspect in Jo Cox Killing, Is Investigated for Possible Neo-Nazi Ties
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Thomas Mair, Suspect in Jo Cox Killing, Is Investigated for Possible Neo-Nazi Ties Stephen Castle, The New York Times June 18, 2016 Image: Police officers searched near where Ms. Cox was shot a day earlier in Birtsall, England, on Friday. The suspect in the killing of a member of Parliament in northern England is being investigated to determine whether he had ties to far-right extremist movements and a history of mental illness, the police in Britain

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John Kerry Is Said to Side With Diplomats’ Critical Memo on Syria
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John Kerry Is Said to Side With Diplomats’ Critical Memo on Syria Nour Youssef, The New York Times June 18, 2016 Image: Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Copenhagen on Thursday. For a cabinet member whose department had just erupted into open disagreement with the White House, Secretary of StateJohn Kerry’s reaction to a critical memo on Syria policy signed by 51 diplomats was remarkably mellow. “It’s an important statement,” he

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New book by IAGS scholar: The Armenian Genocide in Literature, The Second Generation Responds

CONGRATULATIONS to IAGS member, Dr Rubina Peroomian of California for a new title: The Armenian Genocide in Literature, The Second Generation Responds Published by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Yerevan, Armenia. This volume, the fourth in Rubina's continuing study and analysis of Diasporan Armenian literature, shows that the children of survivors were affected by their parents' traumatic experience, and this is regardless of how

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