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EU countries warned of ‘lost generation’ of young refugees

Europe is in danger of creating a “lost generation” of young refugees who have fled war and persecution in their countries, the EU’s rights agency says. The Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) said it had identified serious challenges in integrating people aged between 16 and 24 across the EU. It has urged member states to speed up asylum procedures, simplify …

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Kabul attack: At least 60 killed in suicide blast

More than 100 people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack targeting an education center in Kabul Wednesday (August 15), according to a government official. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying for university exams. Many Internal and international Institutions strongly condemned the attack, The United Nations mission in the Afghanistan saying in a statement …

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Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Record High

The findings include the killing of more civilians in the first six months of this year than at any comparable time over the past ten years. The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Daesh, the UN Assistance …

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The killing of a reporter in Kandahar

Gunmen killed an Afghan journalist on his way to work in the southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday (April 24, 2018) officials said, an attack that highlighted the risks faced by media workers in Afghanistan. More details in a report from our colleague Ali Behzad  

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President Trump Slams Visa Lottery Program At FBI National Academy Graduation Ceremony

President Trump vowed to defend police against “dangerous” and “malicious” attacks and to push for an immigration system that focuses on the merits of applicants during a wide-ranging speech at the FBI Academy on Friday. “America’s police will have a true friend and loyal champion in the White House — more loyal than anyone else can be,” Trump said at …

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Attacks in five provinces kill 64 members of Afghan security forces

Afghanistan is not safe – At least 64 Afghan soldiers have been killed in Taliban attacks in the provinces of Kandahar, Nimroz, Ghazni, Balkh and Farah, officials said on Thursday. Forty-three Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar. Nine others were wounded in the attack, which started at 2:30 am on …

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Ghani orders investigation after leaked memo suggests ethnic bias in his government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered an investigation after a memo from a staff member of his office suggested ethnic bias in the government. The memo, by Sawabuddin Makhkah, a senior staff member at Administrative Office of the President, was shared with limited number on Telegram, apparently by mistake, before it was leaked to the media. It carried instructions to …

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Afghan refugees were killed in the shooting of Iranian police

A number of Afghan refugees were killed in the shooting of Iranian police in Fars province. Takhar governor`s spokesman said that group of that a group of Takhari youths had trafficked to Iran, intended to go from Tehran to Shiraz, shoot Iranian police and deploy their car off the road. He added: “The exact figures of the deaths of the incident …

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Assist The Journalists At Risk

Please sign this electronic petition in support to the rights of journalists and reporters. https://goo.gl/3etdFn TO: High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Dear Sir, In 1787 Edmund Burke first coined the press as “The Fourth Estate” and, in doing so, added that it was “far more important” than the “Three Estates” of the British Parliament. As members of the Fourth …

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Afghan Taliban ‘Will Support Pakistan Against Foreign Aggression’

The Afghan Taliban said it would extend its full support to Pakistan in the event of aggressive moves by the United States. A hardline religious scholar from Pakistan has said that the Afghan Taliban would support Pakistan against any kind of foreign aggression, Pakistani media reported on Thursday. Maulana Samiul Haq, known as ‘Father of Taliban’, chief of his own …

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