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United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.  (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

UN Urges US To Designate Immigrants As Refugees

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

07/08/2014

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, vowing to push toward Iraq's capital city.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic Militants Push Into Iraq’s Heartland

Fearing in increase in violence, 500,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in Iraq’s second city Mosul after Jihadist militants took control.

06/11/2014

A man walks amid debris following an air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.

02/01/2014

The United Nations said Monday it will need nearly $13 billion in aid in 2014 to reach at least 52 million people in 17 countries, including the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by their civil war.  (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: Nearly $13 Billion Aid Needed In 2014

The United Nations said Monday it will need nearly $13 billion in aid in 2014 to reach at least 52 million people in 17 countries, including the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by their civil war.

12/16/2013

File photo of an Iraqi refugee  (Photo by Wathiq Khuzaie /Getty Images)

Iraqis Carve Out New Community In New Haven, Conn.

Ali Abdullah, a 42-year-old security guard, left his native Iraq in 2009 after receiving death threats for working with U.S. companies. He was relocated through a U.S. government resettlement initiative and lived in Colorado and Texas before landing a job in 2011 at a New Haven-area supermarket.

06/16/2013