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Sep11

US to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees

By: Mike Richman Source: VOA News The United States says it will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year and increase humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the violence in Syria. This comes as some U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to do more to address the refugee crisis. The U.S. has taken in about 1,500 Syrian refugees since the civil war broke out in that country more than four years ago. On Thursday, the United States announced plans to help Syrian refugees more, saying it will accept at least 10,000 of them in the coming year. The White House said President Barack Obama agreed to let the refugees in the country starting next month. “The...

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Apr08

Obama on Iran deal: recognising Israel is NOT a condition

By: Agencies Source: MWC News US President Barack Obama has poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran be predicated on Tehran officially recognizing Israel. In an interview with NPR News, set to air on Tuesday morning in the US, Obama continued his public campaign to sell the framework nuclear understanding struck with Iran last week in Lausanne. It followed his comments to the New York Times over the weekend, where he described the deal as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. “The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we...

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Sep17

VIDEO: Twelve killed in US Navy base attack in Washington

By: MWC News Source: MWC News UPDATE: Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said that eight people were hurt in addition to the dead in Monday’s incident. All the injured are expected to survive. Mr. Gray said there was “no apparent motive” behind the shooting… Twelve people have been killed and others injured in a shooting at the US Navy Yard in Washington, the city’s mayor and police chief have said. Police were searching the Navy complex to track down the gunmen involved in the attack on Monday morning. Police chief Cathy Lanier said one shooter had been killed and that two other suspects – a white and a black male – were still at large. She said the...

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