After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US

After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US
Hamad had picked up his visa and was booked on a flight to New York the next day. We met up at the airport … Like hundreds of thousands of refugees, rebels and activists, he couldn't just show up at the Syrian passport office and apply. But there …
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Forest Activist Should 'Leave' Before He's Expelled, Official Says

Forest Activist Should 'Leave' Before He's Expelled, Official Says
He says the authorities already have seized his passport, after he sent it in for a standard visa renewal. Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak told VOA Khmer in an interview that authorities could apply immigration law to the case, thereby deporting the man.
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Know Your Rights
To avoid forgetting to renew your passport in time, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides a Passport Reminder Service, which sends you a reminder email before your passport is due to expire. You can register for this service at
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UK passports
I am probably left looking at sending my and my daughters passports to one of the dodgy looking internet based "passport agencies" who supposedly offer agency services to expedite passport renewal in the UK. This deeply concerns me. There are obvious …
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Greenpeace slams Indian government after activist blocked at airport
But she was stopped by airport officials, and the word 'OFFLOAD' was stamped into her passport, despite being invited to Parliament by Labour MP Virendra Sharma. “Such systematic excesses by the government are a shame and cause of worry for the …
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Multi-State Fake Drivers' License 'Ringleader' Sentenced to 6 Years
… counterfeit documents including passports. Among those arrested was a contract employee of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services who was convicted of stealing the forms used in the scheme. At the time of the arrests, the U.S. attorney's …

Passports of blogger, political activist revoked

Passports of blogger, political activist revoked
Mustafa said that if Tan and Ali wished to return to Malaysia, they would have to apply for an Emergency Certificate (EC) at any Malaysian mission to enter the country legally. The EC is valid for a … “The passport is not given to everyone. It is …
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A virus doesn't require a passport
… Control and Prevention's Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, part of the division of Global Migration and Quarantine, composed of doctors and scientists who are very well versed as emergency responders, to intensify the screening process.
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The Great Escape Business
Ideally, this is not the moment to think fast, but to fall back on one's rigorously tested emergency response and evacuation plans. For dreaming up and executing these complicated logistical operations, … This became a problem when they tried to …
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For hundreds of undocumented parents, Miami activist serves as a voice for

For hundreds of undocumented parents, Miami activist serves as a voice for
Still, even if she's not a court-sanctioned guardian, Sandigo says she has repeatedly put her collection of power-of-attorneys to everyday use, using them to sign paperwork at schools, hospitals and passport agencies. Milstein said that was plausible …

Travel Tip: How to Expedite Your Passport
passport Nothing can derail an international trip faster than realizing your passport has expired or is invalid. Here's how you can expedite your passport before it's too late. Did you know that some countries require that your passport be valid for 6 …
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Agent to Heat: LeBron opting out
LeBron James' agent Rich Paul has informed the Miami Heat that the four-time NBA MVP will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean that James has decided to leave the Heat, sources …
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