A serviceman mourns next to a Ukrainian flag at a makeshift memorial for fallen soldiers at Independence Square in Kyiv, on November 10 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP

‘One war for another’: Ukrainian refugees return from Israel

Tetiana Kocheva fled her home in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv after Russia invaded last year, taking refuge in Israel’s coastal town of Ashkelon, near Gaza.  Her husband had worked…

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Challenges of Thailand’s policies concerning Myanmar refugees 

Thailand shares more than 3,000km of land and sea borders with Myanmar. So, when conflicts break out in the neighbouring country, Thailand’s border towns are always impacted. Despite there being…

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Last group of refugees from Myanmar repatriated

The last group of 89 refugees, who fled the recent fighting in Myanmar near the Thailand’s western border, has been sent back to their homeland by the Thai army. Maj-Gen…

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Thai air force scrambles fighters after alleged incursion by Myanmar aircraft

The Royal Thai Air Force sent two F-16 jet fighters after an aircraft, believed to be a MiG 29 of the Myanmar air force, was found to have intruded into…

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Mayor Sokhary Chau addresses the assembly during the Lowell City Council swearing-in ceremony, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Lowell, Mass., held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Julia Malakie/The Lowell Sun via AP)

First Cambodian American mayor in US takes office

BOSTON (AP) — A refugee who survived the Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule has become the first Cambodian American mayor in the United States. Sokhary Chau, a city councilor in Lowell,…

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Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosque

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (AFP) — When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only…

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