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  • Syrian exiles: 'Clinton told dissidents to lay down their arms'

    12/28/2011 10:23:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/29/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Unlike Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry, Hillary Clinton has been smart enough not to allow her picture to be taken with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad - at least as far as I could find. So I had to go with the montage above. But Clinton is apparently no less disposed to keeping the dictator in power than are Pelosi and Kerry (and President Obama for that matter). YNet has published a lengthy interview with two Syrian dissidents who have found temporary asylum in the United States. The two are still considered to be in danger - as are their families...
  • 'Katif Expellees in Danger'

    08/05/2011 9:14:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/11 | Maayana Miskin
    The thousands of Jews expelled from Gush Katif are in more danger from Gaza terrorism than they were living in Gaza itself, local politicians have warned. Hof Ashkelon regional council head Yair Farjoun spoke to Arutz Sheva about the issue. If a rocket were to hit a caravan site, the flimsy temporary homes would offer little protection, Farjoun explained. “The families are terrified, some of the towns have protection, but not all of them,” he said. “Even when it hits an open area there are people [around], there are shepherds,” he noted. Some rockets hit the sites formerly home to...
  • Tibetans debate call for full independence from China

    11/17/2008 8:47:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 506+ views
    Times of London ^ | 11/17/08 | Jeremy Page
    November 17, 2008 Tibetans debate call for full independence from China Samdhong Rinpoche (centre), Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile based in northern India, after attending a special meeting in Dharamsala Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent Exiled Tibetan leaders began an unprecedented week-long conference today to discuss whether to stick to the Dalai Lama's non-violent quest for autonomy within China or re-launch a drive for outright independence. More than 600 Tibetans from around the world are attending the meeting in Dharamsala, the north Indian hill station where the Dalai Lama set up his government-in-exile after fleeing Tibet in 1959. The...
  • Cuban exiles rejoice after Castro cedes presidency

    08/01/2006 12:52:27 PM PDT · by Republicain · 24 replies · 677+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 08/01/2006 | Terry Aguayo and Christine Hauser, The New York Times
    Cuban exiles reacted with exuberance at the news that Fidel Castro had temporarily ceded power to his brother late Monday night, taking to the streets, dancing and honking their car horns in celebration that decades of dictatorship in Cuba was coming to an end. But today, the initial joy turned mostly to uncertainty as Cubans paused and considered the unanswered questions: why did Mr. Castro himself not appear to announce his illness? Was he alive or dead? What would the future bring for families with loved ones in Cuban prisons, or for those with executed relatives in the grave?
  • Cubans in Miami wait anxiously to hear Castro's condition (partying in the streets of Little Havana)

    07/31/2006 9:01:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 70 replies · 2,269+ views
    WSVN ^ | 7-31-06
    Cubans exiles took to the streets in anticipation Monday night after news spread that Cuban President Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished power to his brother Raul and underwent surgery for intestinal illness. People waved Cuban flags on Little Havana's Calle Ocho, shouting "Cuba, Cuba, Cuba," hoping that the end is near for the man most of them consider to be a ruthless dictator. There were hugs, cheers and dancing as drivers honked their horns. Many of them fled the communist island or have parents and grandparents who did. "We long for the day when power transfers in Cuba are the results...
  • Cuba Restores Citizenship to exiles involved in Bay of Pigs invasion

    05/22/2004 7:13:46 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 243+ views
    VOA ^ | 5/22/04 | VOA
    Cuba has restored citizenship to seven exiles involved in the failed U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of the island in 1961. The government acted Friday during a migration conference in Havana attended by 450 Cubans who live abroad. Officials handed Cuban passports to six of the seven men who took part in the unsuccessful effort to overthrow President Fidel Castro's government. The seventh person was not present. The Reuters news agency says the government called the move an act of reconciliation toward the exile community. More than one million Cubans live overseas, many of them in the United States. The...
  • Iraqi exiles in Jordan flock to join uprising

    04/10/2004 12:16:30 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 48 replies · 230+ views
    KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS SERVICE ^ | April 10, 2004 | Hannah Allam
    AMMAN, Jordan – A long row of battered taxicabs lined a street yesterday in downtown Amman, waiting to carry eager young Iraqi exiles home to battle. Emboldened by news accounts of Islamic militiamen fighting U.S.-led forces, many Iraqis said they were keen to replenish the uprising that has left hundreds of their countrymen and at least 47 coalition troops dead this week. Shiite and Sunni Muslims, age-old rivals, taunted one another about which sect was punishing the Americans more. "You always boast about what's happening in Fallujah," a young Shiite man shouted to a Sunni. "But look what we're doing...
  • Brokenhearted joy

    01/01/2004 8:41:43 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 2 replies · 206+ views
    World Magazine ^ | December 13, 2003 | John Piper
    Taking the swagger out of Christian cultural influence THE FACT THAT CHRISTIANS ARE EXILES ON THE earth (1 Peter 2:11) does not mean we don't care what becomes of culture. But it does mean that we exert influence as happy, brokenhearted outsiders. We are exiles. "Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Philippians 3:20). "Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come" (Hebrews 13:14). We are happy sojourners, though, because we have been commanded by our bloody Champion to rejoice in our exile miseries....
  • Young Afghans return to lead the renaissance of the land their parents fled

    09/27/2003 5:50:27 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 256+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 09/28/03 | Hamida Ghafour
    Rahim Walizada typifies the new Afghan Renaissance. He drives around Kabul in a bright blue 1959 Volga with an Afghan hound named James Bond and aims to revitalise the arts scene with the opening of his designer carpet gallery, Nomad. Mr Walizada, who owns the Chukpalu rug gallery on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, admits that his friends were less than impressed with his decision to leave New York for a more earthy experience in Kabul. "Everyone laughed at me," confessed Mr Walizada, who arrived in Kabul a year ago. "They asked, 'Who is going to buy designer rugs in Kabul?'...
  • Afghan ex-king Zahir Shah back in Kabul after death rumours

    08/09/2003 9:52:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 313+ views
    The Times of India ^ | August 09 2003 | Reuters
    KABUL: Afghanistan's 88-year-old ex-king Zahir Shah -- twice-rumoured to have died in July -- arrived back in Kabul on Saturday from France, where he had been recovering from a broken leg. Zahir Shah was greeted with an embrace by US-backed President Hamid Karzai then walked slowly down the stairs from an Ariana Afghan Airlines, supported by aides, to review an honour guard. Aides followed with a wheelchair and crutches. The reclusive former monarch returned to Afghanistan last year after nearly three decades in exile but had been recuperating at a private clinic outside Paris after breaking his leg in June....
  • Goodbye Saddam, hello Iraq: exiles head home

    07/31/2003 8:35:42 AM PDT · by demlosers · 10 replies · 207+ views
    The Age ^ | August 1 2003
    Tears flowed and long-parted relatives embraced as more than 200 Iraqis set foot in their homeland again after years in exile in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. "I feel like my soul has returned to my body," said Ali Salman, his eyes swimming with tears at the Umm Qasr border crossing. "I can't believe I am actually home and that I will see my family again. I just can't believe it." Like most of the 240 men, women and children who were repatriated on Wednesday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr Salman is a Shiite Muslim who fled to...
  • Iraq : U.S.-Backed Iraqi Exiles Return to Reinvent Nation

    05/03/2003 8:40:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 222+ views
    NYT via Yahoo! News ^ | 05/03/03 | DOUGLAS JEHL
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  • U.S. Enlists Iraqi Exiles, Dissidents

    04/06/2003 2:02:46 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Las Vegas Sun/AP ^ | April 6, 2003 | By PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is beginning to build a new Iraqi army even before Saddam Hussein's forces are defeated, deploying some of the nation's exiles and internal dissidents around the country. Several hundred soldiers of the Iraqi National Congress exile group were flown to an area near the city of Nasiriyah, the group said Sunday. "These are Iraqi citizens who want to fight for a free Iraq, who will become basically the core of the new Iraqi army once Iraq is free," said Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. More will be...
  • Iraqi exiles fly in to incite anti-Saddam uprisings

    04/05/2003 3:09:12 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 313+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 6, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    Opposition mobilises free Iraqi force AMONG their ranks were an Iraqi American who had abandoned his grocery store in Missouri and a former nightclub bouncer from London. Hundreds of Iraqi exiles, assembled under the banner of the Free Iraqi Force, opened a new front in the battle to oust Saddam Hussein yesterday after flying to the south of the country on a perilous mission to incite rebellion in its cities. Guided by Colonel Ted Seel, a grizzled American Vietnam veteran and expert in psychological warfare, the force will use tribal contacts and guerrilla attacks to trigger uprisings in southern cities...
  • Iraqi Exiles Flock Home On Liberation Mission

    03/31/2003 4:30:34 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 197+ views
    IOL ^ | 3-31-2003
    Iraqi exiles flock home on liberation mission March 31 2003 at 08:37PM Amman, Jordan - A first free bus to Baghdad left the Jordanian capital on Monday, courtesy of one of Saddam Hussein's sons, with 50 Iraqi men onboard determined to fight for their embattled country against United States and British invaders. "It was too expensive for me to leave before, but now the trip is free and I am going back to fight for my country," said Samir, a 35-year-old construction worker. The man said he was going back to Basra, the main southern Iraqi city partially controlled by...
  • Iraqi exiles deploy with US forces

    03/14/2003 10:01:19 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 231+ views
    Australia News ^ | March 15, 2003 | Australian News Correspondents
    A FIRST group of Iraqi exiles has completed a month-long US military training program in Hungary and has been deployed with US forces in the Gulf region, a senior military officer said today. Wearing tan uniforms and patches of the "Free Iraqi Forces", the exiles will serve as interpreters and as civil affairs liaison officers for the US military, said Army Major General David Barno, commander of "Task Force Warrior" in Taszar, Hungary. The Iraqis, who will not be serving with frontline combat units, range in age from 18 to 55, and come from widely varying ethnic, cultural and educational...
  • Armed US Guards Lay Down Law For Iraqi Exiles

    02/26/2003 5:00:17 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 184+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-27-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Armed US guards lay down law for Iraqi exiles By Patrick Cockburn in Salahudin, northern Iraq 27 February 2003 The first meeting of the Iraqi opposition in the heart of Iraqi Kurdistan was overshadowed yesterday by the presence of heavily armed Americans. The occasion was meant to be a momentous one for the combined Iraqi opposition factions launching a democratic future for the post-Saddam era. However, the Americans dominated the meeting, loudly demonstrating their views on the process of nation building. US special forces are known to have entered the country covertly but those who were waving their weapons yesterday...
  • Exiles prepare for a happy return at Camp Freedom

    02/23/2003 3:57:46 PM PST · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 283+ views
    The Times ^ | February 24, 2003 | Adam LeBor
    A FREEZING wind whips snow flurries through the coils of razor wire that surround this US military base, deep in the heart of the Hungarian countryside. Heavily armed soldiers stand guard at the perimeter, while high-security checkpoints control entry and exit. The Times is the first British newspaper to gain access to Camp Freedom, headquarters of the Free Iraqi Forces (FIF), whom the US Army is training to administer a post-Saddam Iraq. FIF soldiers range in age from 18 to 60. Some have military experience, in guerrilla movements or the Iraqi Army. Drawn from a cross-section of the Iraqi opposition,...
  • 1st group of Iraqi exiles arrive for training in Hungary: report

    01/29/2003 10:01:37 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Brunei Online ^ | Jan. 29, 2003 | Associated Press
    1st group of Iraqi exiles arrive for training in Hungary: report BUDAPEST (AFP) - Some 500 Iraqi exiles have arrived at a military base in southern Hungary to receive training to work with US troops as interpreters and guides in Iraq, the Magyar Hirlap newspaper said Tuesday. The daily said the first group arrived at Taszar base Sunday. US and Hungarian defence sources neither confirmed nor denied the report. "I cannot comment on that information. We are not in the position to give out times or numbers due to security reasons," Major Dezsoe Kiss, of Hungary's Defence Ministry, said. Hungary...
  • Hamid Ali Alkifaey: Throw out Saddam and free my nation

    09/23/2002 9:13:57 AM PDT · by Kermit · 9 replies · 356+ views
    The Independent (UK) ^ | 19 September 2002 | Hamid Ali Alkifaey
    I left Iraq 22 years ago. There was no way I could live any longer under the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein. The Iran-Iraq war was just beginning and I, luckily, managed to get a visa to come to Britain as a student. I remember thinking that I would have gone anywhere, India, Rwanda, even Afghanistan, to get away from Saddam. It was a huge struggle, financially and mentally. I know that many people tried to leave after me; few succeeded. Saddam Hussein has destroyed my family and effectively sent me into exile.When I was recently asked by the Fabian...