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guardian

Asylum claims 'at highest since 2003'

Asylum claims 'at highest since 2003'

"The number of refugees seeking sanctuary in the world's richest countries rose 20% last year, says UNAfghans topped the list of asylum claimants to the world's richest countries in 2011, followed by Chinese and Iraqis, the UN refugee agency has reported.The biggest annual rise was among Tunisians,..."


Arab spring leads to wave of Middle East state executions

The Arab League summit arrives on a sea of troubles | Simon Tisdall

independent

Kofi Annan in China for talks on Syria

Annan heads to China with plans to end Syrian conflict

"Kofi Annan arrives in Beijing today to try to boost flagging diplomatic efforts to force President Bashar al-Assad to end his bloody crackdown, hoping to get China's endorsement of his blueprint for a negotiated end to Syria's deadlocked conflict.Related StoriesVillagers 'forced into human..."


Executions on the rise, warns Amnesty report

'You can no longer dictate to the world,' Ahmadinejad tells US

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new: Kofi Annan pushes Syrian peace plan in China - CBC.ca

"CBC.caKofi Annan pushes Syrian peace plan in ChinaCBC.caKofi Annan, the United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria, was in Beijing on Tuesday to seek China's backing for his plan for a negotiated end to the bloody conflict in Syria. Annan arrived after meeting with Russian President..."


UN Syria investigator resigns to protest lack of access - Reuters

Clinton starts diplomatic drive on Syria with stop in Riyadh - AFP

syria comment

The Muslim Brotherhood Issues a New Covenant that Gives Hope

"The Muslim Brotherhood has issued new Covenant. It is being praised widely on the Gulf TV stations by Christians such as Michel Kilo and others. They say that the Muslim Brotherhood has now embraced the notion that political authority emanates from the people and not from God. Human law should..."


Assad’s Emails Reveal that Syria Has Extremely Weak Government Institutions

“In Defense of Asma al-Assad,” by an Anonymous Syrian

فرانس 24

جديد: الامم المتحدة: ارتفاع عدد طالبي اللجوء في الدول الصناعية 20 بالمئة في 2011 بسبب "الربيع العربي"

الامم المتحدة: ارتفاع عدد طالبي اللجوء في الدول الصناعية 20 بالمئة في 2011 بسبب

"جنيف (ا ف ب) - كشفت الاحصاءات السنوية للمفوضية العليا للاجئين التابعة للامم المتحدة ان عدد طلبات اللجوء الى الدول الصناعية في 2011 سجل ارتفاعا نسبته 20 بالمئة خصوصا بسبب "الربيع العربي".وافادت هذه الارقام التي نشرت الثلاثاء ان حوالى 441 الفا و300 طلب لجوء سجلت العام الماضي في 44 بلدا مقابل 368 الفا في 2010.وتحت تأثير التغييرات في غرب افريقيا..."


google

جديد: منظمة: طلبات اللجوء الى الغرب ارتفعت بنسبة 20 % في 2011 - رويترز العربية

"FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaمنظمة: طلبات اللجوء الى الغرب ارتفعت بنسبة 20 % في 2011رويترز العربيةجنيف (رويترز) - قالت المفوضية العليا لشؤون اللاجئين التابعة للامم المتحدة يوم الثلاثاء ان أعداد المطالبين باللجوء السياسي الى الغرب زادت بنسبة 20 بالمئة العام الماضي مع فرار اعداد قياسية من ليبيا وسوريا وساحل العاج. وقالت المفوضية ان أكبر زيادة..."


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