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2009-04-02 16:32:00

Experts to Analyze Needs of Displaced Iraqis as Security Improves in Iraq WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Bacon, president of Refugees International, and Kristele Younes, senior advocate at Refugees International, will analyze how the new security climate in Iraq has not yet translated into increased services for displaced Iraqis at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Zenger Room, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor. (Logo:...

2009-03-31 18:45:00

LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States prepares to reduce troop levels in Iraq, the health and welfare of as many as 4.7 million displaced civilians in the region remain at great risk unless there is high-level U.S. engagement and a strategy for addressing Iraq's socioeconomic needs. In prepared remarks delivered Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy...

2008-12-18 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 12th, 2009 Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker will join Refugees International to host a one-night only performance of the critically acclaimed George Packer play, Betrayed, at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. The play follows the stories of three young Iraqi translators as they risk their lives for Americans in Iraq. The production, and the article in The New Yorker it was based on, drew national attention to the Iraqi...

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2008-12-17 16:38:49

Matt Dillon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Refugees International are to be the hosts of a one-night-only performance of George Packer's Betrayed in Washington. The play about three young Iraqi translators who risk their lives for Americans in Iraq is to be performed at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater Jan. 12. The production, and the article in The New Yorker it was based on, drew national attention to the Iraqi refugee crisis, Refugees International said in a news release. 'Betrayed'...

2008-08-12 09:00:43

First group of Iraqi refugees leave Egypt for home CAIRO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of Iraqi refugees in Egypt left Cairo for home on Monday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported. At the Iraqi government expenses, the 250 Iraqis who are willing to return to Iraq gathered at Cairo airport and flew home on board a free-of-charge flight. The Iraqis have fled their home country after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraq's charge d'affaires in Egypt Saad Mohamed...

2008-07-14 06:00:29

Text of report by Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab al-Yawm on 14 July [Report by Raddad al-Qallab in Amman: "Suspension of Granting or Extending Residence Permits to Iraqis in Jordan"] The Interior Ministry has stopped granting or extending residence permits to Iraqis following the expiry of the respite, which the Jordanian Government has granted to them to rectify their situation. This has coincided with the implementation of an agreement to obtain a visa through the Dutch TNT company. The...

2005-12-13 04:16:17

AMMAN (Reuters) - Iraqis living abroad began voting on Tuesday, two days before their compatriots go to the polls to elect postwar Iraq's first full-term parliament, organisers said. They said voters were turning out in strength in Australia, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates with no logistical or security problems reported. Polling stations were due to open later in the day in Europe, the United States and Canada. "Everything is going smoothly," Hamdieh...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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