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Daily Archives: September 8, 2018

UNHCR Says Tripoli Facility Ready to Help Refugees

The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) on Saturday recommended that thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centers amid clashes between militia in Tripoli be directed to a facility in the capital to help them to safety.The UNHCR recommended “the imm…

Uzbekistan: A Gangsta’s Paradise?

Many things have changed in Uzbekistan in the two years since longtime President Islam Karimov died and Shavkat Mirziyoev came to power.Many of those changes appear to have been positive. But there have also been some arguably negative developments, in…

Uzbekistan: A Gangsta’s Paradise?

Many things have changed in Uzbekistan in the two years since longtime President Islam Karimov died and Shavkat Mirziyoev came to power.Many of those changes appear to have been positive. But there have also been some arguably negative developments, in…

Officials: 2 Health Scares at US Airports Tied to Mecca Pilgrims

CHICAGO, Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials said on Friday…