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Facebook says Belarus created fake accounts to stir-up migrant crisis

Facebook parent company Meta has removed over 40 accounts from Facebook and Instagram that it believes were connected to the Belarusian KGB and were posing as journalists and activists to create agitation against Poland over the country’s migrant crisis at the border, Reuters said on Thursday (December 2).


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Four suspected ISIS members arrested in northern Turkey

Four suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members from Iraq were arrested in Samsun on Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Wednesday (December 1), the city’s security directorate said.


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Poland restricts access to Belarusian border zone for three months

Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said on Wednesday (December 1) that a three-month ban has been imposed on entry of unauthorized individuals to areas bordering Belarus that will come into force on Thursday.


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German court sentences ISIS member to life for Yazidi genocide

A German court on Tuesday (November 30) became the first in the world to sentence an Islamic State (ISIS) member for the crime of genocide against the Yazidi minority.


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Belarus accuses Lithuania of bringing migrant bodies across border

The Belarus border patrol said the body of a migrant was dragged across the border from Lithuania, the country’s state media reported on Monday (November 29).


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Why Iraqi Kurds risk their lives to reach the West

Many of the 27 men, women and children who lost their lives in the English Channel on Wednesday as they tried to cross from France to the UK in an inflatable dinghy are believed to have been Kurds from Iraq.


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Iraqi ministry says over 600 migrants registered to return from Belarus

Iraqi Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Sahaf said on Thursday (November 25) 617 Iraqi migrants stranded on the Belarus-Poland border have registered to return home.


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French police rescue Kurdish migrants in English Channel

Eight Kurdish migrants were hospitalized in a hospital in Calais, France on Thursday (November 25), the deputy director of the hospital told NRT.


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RSF speaks out against detention of NRT reporter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned on Wednesday (November 24) NRT reporter Zhian Ali’s detention at the Minsk airport on Monday.


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Dozens killed after bus crashes, catches fire in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Interior Minister Nikolay Nikolaev said on Tuesday (November 23) at least 45 people, including 12 children, after a tourist bus caught fire in the west of the country.


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Police arrest NRT reporter in Belarus

NRT reporter Zhyan Ali was arrested by Belarusian police on Monday (November 22) in Minsk National Airport and all of her journalistic equipment was taken from her.


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Belarus demands Germany admit migrants

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said on Monday (November 22) that his country is waiting for the EU and Germany to admit 2,000 migrants who are stranded on the border with Poland and Lithuania, state media reported.


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Nearly 100 migrants detained by Polish security forces after attempted border crossing from Belarus

Poland’s Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday (November 18) that polish security forces detained nearly 100 migrants who tried to illegally cross the border from Belarus overnight.


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French police clear camp of migrants and asylum seekers from Kurdistan Region near Dunkirk

With the eyes of the world fixed on the Poland-Belarus border, migrants and asylum seekers from the Kurdistan Region continue to suffer while using other routes in an effort to get to Europe and an opportunity for a more dignified life for themselves and their families.


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Now at Poland-Belarus border checkpoint, migrants and refugees say their needs are being neglected

Thousands of migrants and refugees moved out of the Belarussian woods where they had been camped for more than a week and walked to the nearby Bruzgi crossing with Poland on Monday (November 15).


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US promises additional sanctions on Belarus following EU announcement

Following new sanctions on Belarus from the European Union, the US said on Monday (November 15) that it was preparing its own round of sanctions against Minsk.


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EU slaps new round of sanctions on Belarus, targeting means of travel for migrants, refugees

The European Union added new sanctions on Belarus on Monday (November 15) in response to Minsk’s efforts to direct thousands of migrants and refugees into the bloc.


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As migrants freeze, West and Belarus trade blame over border situation

With thousands of migrants still stranded on the Poland-Belarus border in freezing temperatures, Western and Belarusian officials continued to trade blame on Friday (November 12).


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‘We have food for only two days’: migrants on Poland-Belarus border call for aid

Kurdish migrants stranded on the Poland-Belarus border spoke to NRT on Wednesday (November 10) about their current situation, saying that they were suffering from cold and food shortages.


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Polish PM says will work with EU to address migrant issue

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday (November 10) that Poland will work with the European Union to find a solution to the situation faced by migrants on the border with Belarus.


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