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February 10, 2017 9:40 AM Syria's Assad: Some Syrian Refugees 'Definitely' Terrorists

Syria's President Bashar Assad says in an interview that there are "definitely" terrorists among the millions of Syrians seeking refuge in the West. In an interview with Yahoo News, Assad says it doesn't have to be a "significant" number of terrorists. He says: "You don't need a significant number to commit atrocities." Excerpts of the interview were aired 44

February 4, 2017 9:30 AM Many Iranians are starting to worry for the first time in decades they might be bombed in their own homes

ANKARA (Reuters) - Many Iranians who dreamt of quiet, comfortable lives after a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015 are starting to worry for the first time in decades they might be bombed in their own homes. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic 57

February 4, 2017 12:17 AM Reports: Trump travel order revoked tens of thousands of visas

The State Department said Friday fewer than 60,000 visas were revoked in the week since President Trump suspended travel arrivals for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. The figure contradicted a Justice Department lawyer, who said in U.S. District Court on Friday that 100,000 visas were revoked, according to news reports from CNN and The Washington 51

January 30, 2017 10:31 AM Italy welcomes 41 Syrian refugees, seeks bridges not walls

ROME – Italian government and church officials have welcomed 41 Syrian refugees at Rome's airport, saying they wanted to show solidarity at a time when the U.S. is sending refugees away and building walls to keep them out. The Syrian children were given balloons as they arrived, and a colorful sign reading "Welcome to Italy" greeted the latest group 39

January 30, 2017 6:57 AM Asian shares mixed on uncertainty over U.S. immigration

TOKYO - Most financial markets were closed in Asia on Monday for lunar new year holidays, but shares fell in Japan and Australia on uncertainty over the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5 percent to 19,368.85. The S&P ASX 200 in Australia 47

January 29, 2017 11:47 PM The Latest: Thousands protest traveler ban in San Francisco

Thousands of people chanting "Trump Out, Refugees In!" have descended for a second day on the San Francisco International Airport to protest President Donald Trump's ban of travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Accompanied by a brass band several drummers, the crowd divided Sunday into three large groups that stood at passenger exits in the arrival 60

January 29, 2017 11:09 AM ‘These are people’s lives they are playing with’: World’s airports turn into limbo for many under Trump order

ISTANBUL — After working as an interpreter for an American security company in Iraq and enduring years of background checks after applying for a U.S. visa, Labeeb Ali’s hopes of moving to the United States ended abruptly in Qatar’s international airport on Saturday, when officials prevented him from boarding a flight to Texas. “I have the visa in my passport 56

January 29, 2017 5:41 AM Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada will welcome refugees rejected by President Donald Trump. Trudeau also plans to discuss the success of Canada's refugee policy with Trump. Trudeau reacted to Trump's visa ban for people from certain Muslim-majority countries by tweeting, "To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians 42

January 28, 2017 6:49 PM Trump’s claim that it is ‘very tough’ for Christian Syrians to get to the United States

“They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads 61

January 28, 2017 6:27 PM Growing fallout from Trump’s new immigration crackdown

Support for Trump on immigration flags: Syrians, including refugees, not allowed to enter US WASHINGTON — The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries who had left the United States found they could not return for 90 days. It was a period 72