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Talks held on resuming direct mail to Cuba | Various sources

The Obama administration completed two days of talks with Cuban officials Wednesday on resuming long-dormant direct mail delivery to the island. “The reason we’re doing this is because it’s of course good for the Cuban people,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said this week. “This is something we feel is good for us.” For more on this story, visit: Talks ...

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BURKINA FASO: Stability vital to region | IRIN Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, 19 septembre 2012 (IRIN) – More than a year after civil unrest broke out in Burkina Faso, observers and analysts say despite some progress, and sustained support for President Blaise Compaoré, tension between his government and the population remains. Stability in Burkina Faso is vital for regional stability, said a Western diplomat, given the recent conflict in Côte d’Ivoire ...

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Analysis: The Middle East’s ‘invisible refugees’ | IRIN Middle East

DUBAI, 31 January 2012 (IRIN) – Among the migrants who found themselves caught up in Libya during last year’s war was a group of people whom one University of Oxford researcher calls “invisible”: refugees who travel to third countries for work or better education. Wedged between violence, politics, overlapping identities and restrictive definitions, these “refugee-migrants” or “refugee-students” are often overlooked ...

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PAKISTAN: Reluctant to return | IRIN Asia

PESHAWAR, 21 October 2011 (IRIN) – Nearly four years ago as skirmishes between troops and Taliban militants drove thousands out of the North Waziristan (NW) Agency on the Pakistan-Afghan border, Kalim Ullah, 40, was among those who left. Even though his attempts to set up a business in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province, have not been successful, ...

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IRAQ: Preparing for a possible returnee influx | IRIN Middle East

The Iraqi authorities are bracing for a possible influx of returnees from neighbouring countries affected by violent protests, especially Syria, and say hundreds have already returned from Libya. “Although there has been no major threat against Iraqi families until now. We are closely monitoring the developments and are ready for any emergencies,” said Iraq Migration and Displacement Minister Dendar Najman ...

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France and Italy in call to close EU borders in wake of Arab protests | The Guardian

Sarkozy and Berlusconi want passport-free travel within the EU suspended as north African migrants flee north France and Italy have thrown down the gauntlet over Europe’s system of passport-free travel, saying a crisis of immigration sparked by the Arab spring was calling into question the borderless regime enjoyed by more than 400 million people in 25 countries. Read more here: ...

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SUDAN: Managing the great trek southwards | IRIN Africa

KHARTOUM/KOSTI, 10 March 2011 (IRIN) – Southern Sudanese living in the North are on the move. More than 249,000 have left since October 2010, and thousands more continue the trek southwards, filled with hope and excitement at the prospect of starting life in their new country. The mammoth task of moving so many people – by bus, on barges along ...

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