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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has told Iraq's border officials to allow Syrian refugees into the county, a senior border commander said.
"The order came 30 minutes ago," General Issam Yassim told Reuters at Iraq's southern Al-Waleed border crossing with Syria, 560 km west of Baghdad.
He said it applied to all Iraqi border crossings with Syria.
The judge who halted President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on refugees and arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order, dealing another blow to the White House.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians remain in Mosul, which was seized by the Islamic State group in 2014, and officials and witnesses have said that air strikes have taken a devastating toll on civilians in the city this month.
The number of unauthorized immigrants from India, for example, grew by about 130,000 from 2009 to 2014, to an estimated half a million, according to Pew.
Lloyd's of London will open a new European base in Brussels to avoid losing business over Brexit
State Dept. official tells CBS schools bear resemblance to 'organized crime' doing 'money laundering'
‘This is a civilized choice for the protection and integration of those who are in a difficult situation," PM Gentiloni says
Syrian migrants sent back as part of readmission agreement between EU and Turkey
"The Paris Agreement is still under discussion within the administration," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.
His comments were made at the start of a one-day summit in Costa Rica's capital San Jose that gathered leaders from Mexico, Central America and Colombia.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leaders of France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta will gather on April 10 at El Pardo palace outside Madrid, his office said on its website.
Here are key reactions and commentary following Britain's launch of the process to leave the European Union:
Police ruling out terror after female suspect struck police cruiser and attempted to run over officers who were on foot
Sigmar Gabriel says political tension between Berlin and Ankara should not harm well-being of Turkish community in Germany
Last week, hundreds demanded that Amnesty International leave Nigeria
Merkel said that securing the future of EU citizens living in Britain would be among the priorities in the negotiations.