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Tag: Syrian refugee

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 03:42 UTC

    Grenfell Tower death toll feared around 70

    “I really hope it won't,” but Commander Stuart Cundy admitted the number of casualties may increase.

    The latest news from the West London Grenfell Tower fire site list 58 people missing and presumed to be dead, London police Commander Stuart Cundy said on Saturday. He also explained that the figure was based on reports from the public and feared it might go up. “This number 58 may change. I really hope it won't, but it may increase,” he said. This 58 include the 30 already confirmed dead, according to Cundy. Analysts estimate the death toll can reach 70.

  • Friday, October 7th 2016 - 11:41 UTC

    Guterres experience with refugees and Syria, were decisive for his UN nomination

    First and foremost Guterres has spent the past 10 years as the U.N.'s high commissioner for refugees, one of the U.N.'s most visible roles.

    Antonio Guterres from Portugal, unanimously backed by the Security Council, will become the United Nations next secretary general, and is scheduled to assume the office, on the 38th floor of the U.N. building in New York City, on Jan. 1, 2017. His ascendance came at a time when expectations were high that the U.N. might elect either a woman or an Eastern European to the position, neither of which has happened before.

  • Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    Guantanamo Bay inmate is back in Uruguay following his arrest in Venezuela

    Diyab and five other ex-Guantanamo inmates resettled along with him have had a running dispute with Uruguay's government over housing and living allowances

    A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials announced in Montevideo. Syrian Jihad Diyab, 45, who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret police after going off the radar in Uruguay then traveling to Venezuela, apparently evading border control.