Cate Blanchett tapped as UNHCR goodwill ambassador

May 3, 2016

Cate Blanchett tapped as UNHCR goodwill ambassador

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she’s proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. Filippo Grandi, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, said the Australian actress “has already demonstrated great commitment to the cause,” having just ...

Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Feb 29, 2016

Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum tweeted after a charter flight carrying refugees touched down in ...

Jan 4, 2016

Jordan frees No. 2 figure in Muslim Brotherhood from prison

Jordan on Monday released a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group after he served over two-thirds of his 18-month prison term for criticizing the United Arab Emirates, an ally of the kingdom. Zaki Bani Ersheid’s release comes at a time of growing ...