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Don't get stuck in the millions-strong surge of passport applications. Renew now.
“We encourage passport applicants to apply for or renew U.S. passports well ahead of planned travel,” said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant secretary for passport services, “as we anticipate longer-than-average wait times for passport processing …
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Syrian refugee applicant dreams of unified family in Halifax after years apart
Youssef Aasar, his wife Alya and his son Yaqub, stand in the dining area of their apartment in Halifax on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Aasar says he dreams of his family being reunited, coming together after their flight from violence-torn northern Africa …
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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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Why I'm Giving Up My Passport
He'd like to renounce his citizenship, but said the process was “very difficult.” It is, but I am doing it. My “in-person final loss of citizenship appointment” is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the United States Consulate here. My British passport, acquired …
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Syrian refugees become less welcome in Lebanon, as new entry rules take effect
BEIRUT — Lebanon introduced unprecedented entry restrictions for Syrians on Monday, imposing visa-like requirements in an apparent effort to curb inflows of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war in massive numbers. The new procedures … “These measures …
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Controls in place after escape – minister

Controls in place after escape – minister
Corrections actually allowed the prisoner to manipulate them and off he has gone … which is a danger internationally now and … a huge embarrassment to us as a country." Ms Ardern said fault lies with more than just Corrections and it appears to be …
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Embassy closure in observance of the US Veterans Day holiday
… emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181. General information on Consular services, including procedures for obtaining or renewing a …
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Syrian students in Lebanon stuck in limbo
Mahayni, a critic of the Assad regime, is reluctant to go the Syrian embassy to renew his passport for fear that he might be questioned. "Part of my family has … "These countries have better economies, better infrastructure and they closed their …
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Syrian Kurds Grow More Assertive

Syrian Kurds Grow More Assertive
The PYD has repeatedly denied colluding with Damascus stressing that Kurds were seen as second class citizens by the regime, often denied passports or government jobs. … "They told us not to come now, because they are still clearing the area, but soon.
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SIDF – A slush fund
Douglas is not reporting to the people about the people's money neither is he telling us how and why our passports are getting into the hands of people much to the annoyance and consternation of the government of Canada and the U.S.A.. Douglas does not …

Movie review: Our Man in Tehran
The passports were returned to the U.S. for corrections, and the rest is history. It was history American-style in the Oscar-winning film Argo, which glorified an American plan to spirit the hostages out of Iran by pretending to be a Canadian movie …
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Most Americans don't know what the USA has achieved at World Cup
Then again, most of those in-the-know didn't rate the Tomahawks much of a chance anyway. Matterson, the US's head coach, doesn't mind if the Oval Office stays oblivious, but he does care that people acknowledge it was no fluke the US team has survived …
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