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Iran bans Afghan and Iraqi Refugees from Moving to Regions for Employment

Iran's National Organization for Educational Testing has banned Afghans, Iraqis and, in some instances, other foreign nationals from residing in certain provinces and enrolling in certain courses of study. The new ban affects Afghan refugees most severely and seems to apply uniformly to immigrants with and without documentation.

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Iraq War Facts and Figures

President Obama is expected to announce the formal end of the American war in Iraq in a speech tomorrow.  As we commemorate the end of a war, consider some of these facts and figures about the war in Iraq. Some of these numbers may shock you.