The EU’s efforts to resolve the refugee issue unless it reverses its fragmented approach, UN high commissioner for refugees António Guterres said in a statement issued today. Noting that Europe is facing a moment of truth, he said "this is the time to reaffirm the values upon which it was built."While underlining the exemplary political and moral leadership from a number of European countries, Guterres said “overall, Europe has failed…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at EU states for turning the Mediterranean into a "cemetery" for migrants, accusing Europe of being responsible for the death of every single victim."European countries, which turned the Mediterranean Sea -- the cradle of ancient civilizations -- into a migrant cemetery are party to the crime that takes place when each refugee loses their life," Erdogan said in a speech in…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 01:34

Germany: Dublin Rules Still in Place

The German government has decided to suspend the Dublin III Regulation in relation to Syrian refugees, the German Foreign Ministry noted that Dublin III Regulation states that asylum seekers are required to claim a refuge in the first EU state they arrive in, and that nothing has changed with regard to this rule.” For practical considerations in normal cases, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees decided to activate the…
Saturday, 29 August 2015 20:40

US Renews Assad Must Go

In a media note released by the United States’ State Department, the United States renews its strong commitment “to achieving a genuine, negotiated political transition away from Bashar al-Assad that brings an end to the violence and leads to a future that fulfills Syrians’ aspirations for freedom and dignity.” The statement followed a trip by U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney to Moscow yesterday for consultations with Russian officials…
A top commander in the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) was killed fighting in Syria’s war, officials of the Iranian regime announced on Thursday, along with 17 Iranian-recruited Afghan militants killed in the month of August. Captain Ahmad Hiyari was killed fighting in Syria’s northwestern Latakia region, Alireza Imani, deputy head of the paramilitary Bassij force in Shush told the official state news agency IRNA. Iranian state media said Hiyari…
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