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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains, then deports Dutch journalist

ANKARA,Turkey —Jan 17, 2019— A Dutch newspaper says Turkish authorities have detained and later deported a journalist, the latest foreign reporter to be ousted from the country which is accused of stifling media freedoms. Het Financieele Dagblad said Ans Boersma, who worked for the newspaper and other news outlets in Istanbul, was deported on Thursday. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains, then deports Dutch journalist

TORONTO | The Latest: Saudi woman fleeing family arrives in Canada

TORONTO —Jan 12, 2019—The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 10:30 a.m. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home has arrived in Canada, which has granted her asylum. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is now in … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Saudi woman fleeing family arrives in Canada

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says ‘no one wants to go’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh— The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission said plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return. The refugees “are not willing to go back now,” Refugee Commissioner Abul Kalam told The Associated Press, adding that … Continue reading COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says ‘no one wants to go’