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Under pressure

International | South Korean government restrictions are hurting North Korean defector-led rights groups and missionary organizations
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/03/18, 03:18 pm

The effort to make peace between North and South Korea is coming at a price for defectors, human rights groups, and missionary organizations based in South Korea.

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Turkey’s power play

International | How the NATO member straddling Europe and Asia benefits from the Syrian refugee crisis
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/30/18, 11:10 am

SYRIA: Turkey is now home to nearly 4 million Syrian refugees. That’s like setting down sprawling Los Angeles in a more densely populated Texas. But that didn’t stop Turkey from launching an offensive into Syria two months ago, something that represents a land grab and mass expulsion of Christians, Kurds, and Yazidis. In the latest issue of WORLD Magazine, I report on how a migrant deal with the European Union is giving Turkey inordinate power over the West.

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Israel nixes plan to deport African migrants

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/25/18, 09:07 am

The Israeli government on Tuesday canceled all pending deportation orders of African migrants, admitting it can’t forcibly expel them. Israel currently houses approximately 35,000 African refugees, the majority of them from Sudan and Eritrea. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month agreed with the United Nations to send half of the migrants to Western nations but retracted the plan after facing backlash. In an earlier move, the government considered forcibly resettling the migrants in Rwanda and Uganda.

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