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U.N. Warns 70% of Explosives Remain Uncleared in Iraqi Islamic State Territory

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) warned on Sunday that roughly 70 percent of the land mines, improvised explosive devices, and other hazards created during the Islamic State’s occupation of Iraq remain undiscovered. UNMAS said these lurking hazards were a major impediment to displaced Iraqis returning to their homes.

This picture taken on March 24, 2019 shows a discarded landmine lying on the ground in the village of Baghouz in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border, a day after IS group's "caliphate" was declared defeated by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). (Photo by GIUSEPPE …

Pompeo Spends Palm Sunday with Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded a short tour of Latin America Sunday with a visit to Cúcuta, Colombia, a border city Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro blocked off this year to prevent U.S. aid from entering his impoverished country.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2-L, black shirt) and Colombian President Ivan Duque (C) visit the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in Cucuta, Norte del Santander Department, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on April 14, 2019. - Pompeo, who is on a four-nation tour of Latin American allies, finishes …

Mob of Migrants Brutally Beat Spanish Guards

A mob of around twenty migrants in an asylum reception centre in Spain are said to have brutally beaten two security guards with sticks and rocks while threatening to kill them.

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NGO Migrant Ferry Finds No Migrants After Three-Week Search

Sea-Eye, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which ferried migrants to Europe, has claimed that despite a three-week search off the coast of Libya, they were unable to find a single migrant to “rescue” before returning to port in Mallorca.

A picture shows the Sea-Eye rescue ship named after Alan Kurdi during its inauguration in Palma de Mallorca on February 10, 2019. - The former research vessel 'Professor Albrecht Penck' was rebaptised 'Alan Kurdi', after the Syrian boy who was drowned during a ship wreck in the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo …