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Some believe that Greek authorities are deliberately neglecting the Moria camp — home to 9,000 refugees — to discourage others from coming to Europe.
Some 7,000 refugees are trapped in a camp on Lesbos, where harsh conditions create tensions that are ripe for exploitation by extremist factions.
His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria.
An independence referendum will be held in the Kurdish areas of Iraq on Monday amid concerns about instability and violence.
Leftist foreign fighters are drawn to Rojava in Kurdish Syria for its radical democratic politics and gender equality. But LGBTQ rights have a ways to go.