Thailand is about 3,000 miles from North Korea. But for North Koreans seeking to defect from their abusive state into South Korea, it's the closest reachable nation where they can reasonably expect that the government will deliver them to South Korean officials.
The far-right identitarian group Defend Europe plans to take a ship close to the coast of North Africa, where humanitarian groups rescue migrants. But it's running into difficulties trying to get there.
The beach at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh runs uninterrupted for 75 miles along the Bay of Bengal, enough to make it the world’s longest, according to the government’s tourism board. Bangladesh is hoping to boost tourism there, but locals worry that development is being hampered by hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
The State Department war crimes office gives advice, provides resources and sometimes financial assistance to nongovernmental organizations and other countries trying to combat crimes against humanity.
President Donald Trump made the decision to drop the program supporting rebels fighting Syria's Bashar al-Assad nearly a month ago, according to The Washington Post. The rebels say they were totally blindsided and disappointed.
The Bavarian city of Traunreut, population 21,000, is working to integrate 600 refugees. Some locals are helping. Others are rallying against the arrivals. One thing is for sure: It's a challenging situation for everyone.
The Daas family has been without a home since early 2015. After ISIS invaded their hometown of Palmyra, Syria, they escaped to Turkey, then took a boat to Greece and are now trying to rebuild their lives in Bavaria, Germany. It's one thing to find safety, but they're discovering it's much harder to make a home.
Lebanon has the world's largest per-capita concentration of refugees. When Syrian activists planned a demonstration in Beirut to “defend the rights of Syrians in Lebanon,” the authorities slapped a ban on protesting across the board.