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Iraqi army raids militia HQ, suspecting link to Turkish abductees| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Iraqi army raids militia HQ, suspecting link to Turkish abductees| Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces investigating the abduction of 18 Turkish construction workers raided the Baghdad headquarters of a powerful Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia overnight, security sources and officials said on Friday. Gunmen in military uniform had seized the Turks on Wednesday from a sports stadium they were building in northeastern Baghdad, in what Ankara said appeared to have been a targeted kidnapping. [ID:nL5N1180QO] The militia, Kataib Hezbollah, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. #Islam #Iran #Turkey #Iraq #crisis #Business
Egyptian billionaire offers to buy Mediterranean island for refugees as migrant crisis worsens

Sep 04, 2015

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy Mediterranean island for refugees as migrant crisis worsens

In an admirable proposal, an Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawaris has offered to buy an island in the Mediterranean sea to help refugees. #NewsTracker #UN #EU #Migrant crisis #World #Naguib Sawiris #Egyptian billionaire
International Olympic Committee to set up $2 million fund to assist refugees

Sep 04, 2015

International Olympic Committee to set up $2 million fund to assist refugees

The IOC fund to assist refugees is made up of $1 million from the IOC and another $1 million from its Olympic Solidarity program. #IOC #International Olympic Committee #SportsTracker #Thomas Bach #Refugee crisis
Twitter mourns Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi with hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik

Sep 04, 2015

Twitter mourns Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi with hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik

Earlier this week, a photograph of the dead body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi became the symbol of an international crisis unfolding in Europe. Twitter responded with artistic representations. #NewsTracker #Greece #Turkey #Europe migrant crisis #Syrian toddler #Aylan Kurdi
Aylan Kurdi's death has held a mirror to the real face of Europe

Sep 04, 2015

Aylan Kurdi's death has held a mirror to the real face of Europe

The Idea of Europe as the ultimate defender of human rights has taken a beating in the way the continent has handled the West Asian refugee crisis. That it needed a child lying dead on the seashore to prick Europe's conscience tells us a lot #Angela Merkel #David Cameron #West Asia #Idea Of India #Idea of Europe #European Refugee Crisis
Migrant crisis: UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states

Sep 04, 2015

Migrant crisis: UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called Friday on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "mass relocation programme" that would be binding on EU states. #United Nations #European Union #refugees #Migrant crisis #World
Dear EU leaders, how can you sleep with Aylan lying there, waters lapping against his body?

Sep 04, 2015

Dear EU leaders, how can you sleep with Aylan lying there, waters lapping against his body?

The irony, dear Aylan, who never had a life, is that you died in vain as eastern and western Europe point accusatory fingers at each other with many nations blaming Russia for the Syrian crisis. #Syria #InMemoriam #Angela Merkel #Germany #Hungary #Austria #Humanitarian crisis #Aylan Kurdi
'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

Sep 03, 2015

'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

Abdullah said his family were trying to get to Canada from the Syrian flash point town of Kobane after fleeing to Turkey last year to escape Islamic State extremists. #NewsTracker #World #Aylan Kurdi #Abdullah Kurdi #Refugee crisis
Tragedy at beach in Turkey as migrant child's lifeless body washes ashore

Sep 03, 2015

Tragedy at beach in Turkey as migrant child's lifeless body washes ashore

Paramilitary police officers investigate the scene where a lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child was found on a sea shore in Bodrum, Turkey on early Wednesday. #Syria #Greece #Europe #Turkey #ImagesOfTheDay #Europe migrant crisis #Turkey unidentified body
Lebanon's interior minister warns protesters against sit-ins| Reuters

Sep 03, 2015

Lebanon's interior minister warns protesters against sit-ins| Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanon's interior minister said on Wednesday any future sit-ins by protesters in government institutions will be broken up by force if needed, a day after demonstrators briefly occupied the environment ministry. #United States #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis #Foreign policy #Economy