Refugees

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  • Ana Palacio 2017/12/21

    By Ana Palacio Former Spanish foreign minister

    Europe’s chance in 2018

    With no looming crisis and only one major election in 2018, the coming year is on track to be one of relative calm for Europe, providing a rare opportunity for the European Union to make progress on long-term challenges, from climate leadership to migration. Three areas, in particular, stand out.

  • Sebastian Kurz 2017-12-20 03:40

    By Sebastian Kurz Federal chancellor of Austria

    Only by regaining control can we solve the migration and refugee crisis

    At the height of the migration crisis which hit Europe in 2015, a photograph circulated in social media showing a lone policeman standing arms across trying to block a country-road near the Austrian border while hundreds of migrants passed by him on both sides of the road. For me this picture was paradigmatic of the crisis: the sense of a loss of control and of being overwhelmed by developments.

  • World Food Program 2017-12-19 21:10

    Germany sustains support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) welcomes a new contribution of €1 million (approximately US$1.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany that will be used to provide food assistance to 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • China makes contributions to WFP Iran to support afghan and Iraqi refugees 2017-11-29 07:21

    China makes contributions to WFP Iran to support afghan and Iraqi refugees

    TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) welcomes China’s contribution to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls residing in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Negar Gerami,WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran/ Photo by Majid Hamed Haqdoust, Tehran Times 2017-10-18 11:21

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘WFP aims to ensure food security by innovative means’

    TEHRAN — The World Food Program (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

  • Iraq 2017-09-23 03:59

    by Dilshad Hama Khidhir

    Refugees’ fate in limbo as Iraqi Kurdistan referendum nears

    With the referendum on independence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq scheduled for Sept. 25, the fate of the large number of displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees in the region is unknown.

  • By Carl Bildt 2017-09-22 03:57

    By Carl Bildt

    Redefining Europe, and Europeans

    For Europe to find its place in a rapidly changing world, its citizens will have to look beyond the nation-state as their sole source of personal identity. There are few “first nations” left in the world today – and that is a welcome development.

  • Rohingya 2017-09-16 02:04

    By Tej Parikh

    The Rohingya don't want our anger -- they want our help

    The international community is in an understandable frenzy over the growing Rohingya refugee crisis, which is driving the Muslim minority out of Myanmar in droves.

  • Germany 2017-08-30 02:05

    By Mary Dejevsky

    Merkel’s commitment to refugees is admirable. But it may backfire

    ‘If we need new Germans, we can make them ourselves,’ say the far right. Immigration is now key to an election in which many are undecided

  • Merkel 2017-08-13 10:15

    By Nina Schick

    Angela Merkel's secret to election success

    Political upset and change -- the twin themes dominating Western politics of late -- have led to Britain's voting to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump and, most recently, in Emmanuel Macron's ascendancy to the Elysée Palace in France.

  • Trump 2017-08-06 03:41

    By Julian Borger

    Leaked Trump transcripts show his incoherent, ill-informed narcissism

    One of the most significant aspects of the published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with his Mexican and Australian counterparts is the fact they were leaked.

  • refugee 2017-07-23 09:34

    By Naman Jain

    The EU can't afford to ignore Europe's migrant mrisis

    A lot has been happening in the midst of the European migrant crisis.

  • Erdogan 2017-07-23 09:00

    By Fadi Hakura

    Erdogan will regret alienating Angela Merkel

    Over the past few months, relations between Turkey and Germany have become increasingly fraught.

  • Afghan students 2017-07-17 19:37

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Iran turning Soviet-American wreckage into good, serving Afghans

    “F*** the Russia!” says Baba, father of the protagonist of Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner” and a post-Soviet invasion Afghan refugee in the U.S. The old man is “still adjusting” to American ways, including English language.

  • Foreign nationals 2017-07-15 08:32

    Iran spends $270m annually on foreign students

    TEHRAN — The Islamic Republic of Iran spends some $270 million per annum on the education of foreign nationals living in the country, an official with the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Merkel 2017-07-14 04:00

    By Johanna Schuster-Craig

    Is the stage set for a strong German leader to eclipse America?

    What does it take to be elected chancellor of the most populous country in Europe four times in a row?

  • داناپالا 2017-07-03 09:08

    UN team to visit Iran to assess status of refugees: envoy

    A delegation from the United Nations Refugee Agency is going to visit Iran next month to make an assessment of the situation of refugees, especially the Afghans, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees said on Sunday.

  • Trump 2017-06-29 20:37

    by Patrick Wintour

    Merkel and Trump head for clash at G20 summit

    German chancellor plans to make climate change, free trade and mass migration key themes in Hamburg, putting her on collision course with U.S.

  • Kofi Anan 2017-06-21 02:25

    By Kofi Annan

    Why are only poor countries taking refugees?

    It has now been almost two years since the world was confronted with the harrowing image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach.

  • World Refugee Day 2017-06-20 14:49

    World Refugee Day commemorates strength, courage, and perseverance of refugees

    June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

  • پرچم ایران و افغانستان 2017-06-17 20:31

    Iran, Afghanistan kick off five-pronged strategic talks

    TEHRAN – A large delegation of Afghan officials traveled to Tehran on Saturday to start a previously arranged series of talks with Iranian officials in five strategic fields.

  • Turkey 2017-05-29 03:15

    By Simon A Waldman

    Why Turkey needs Europe more than Europe needs Turkey

    Following the ghastly attack in Manchester on 22 May, it is unsurprising that terrorism topped the agenda at last week’s NATO summit as the alliance pledged to join the anti-Islamic State (ISIL) coalition.