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    Leading Egyptian Heart Surgeon Magdi Yacoub to Perform Pro-Bono Surgeries for Arab Children

    Renowned Egyptian heart surgeon Professor Magdi Yacoub has announced he will perform surgeries for Arab children free of charge in Oman, state-owned Al-Ahram reported. Yacoub will offer his services through the Omani center to all Arab children with heart-related birth defects but wants to focus on children from Yemen,...
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    15 Migrants and Refugees Who Changed the World

    As a result of conflict in the Middle East and Africa, the issue of refugees has been at the forefront of political and societal debate. There has been a prevalence of negative discourse on immigrants, especially concerning the potential of immigrants to adversely affect the country in which they...
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    70 Percent of Iraqi Asylum Seekers in Finland Abandon Applications, Return Home

    Finnish officials revealed that nearly 70 percent of Iraqi asylum seekers in the country whose applications were received and processed have abandoned their claims and either returned home or ‘disappeared’ elsewhere. According to the country’s immigration department, Finland processed 3,700 applications from Iraqi asylum seekers in 2015. However, 2,600...
  • A Syrian refugee holds a baby in a refug...A Syrian refugee holds a baby in a refugee camp set in the town of Harmanli, south-east of Sofia on November 12, 2013.  Bulgaria's asylum centres are severely overcrowded after the arrival of almost 10,000 refugees this year, half of them Syrian. The influx has fuelled anti-immigrant sentiment in a country already struggling with dire poverty.   AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOVNIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images

    Slovakian Refusal to Accept Muslim Refugees Worsens the Dilemma for Syrians

    With the evolving migration-crisis that has been taunting Europe, Slovakia has announced it will only accept Christian Syrians as asylum-seekers. According to Ivan Netik, Slovakian Interior Ministry’s spokesman, Muslims “wouldn’t feel at home” in Slovakia. Netik explained that “we don’t have any mosques in Slovakia; so how can Muslims...