Harriet Salem

Europe

Greek Police Begin Evacuation of Thousands of Migrants from Idomeni

Greek riot police and undercover security officers disguised as migrants are overseeing an operation to evacuate more than 8,000 migrants from a makeshift camp near the border with Macedonia.
Harriet Salem
5.24.16
middle east

Israel's Defense Minister Resigns, Says 'Extremist Elements' Have Taken Over Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly offered the job to hardliner Avigidor Lieberman, in a move set to create the most right-wing government in the country's history.
Harriet Salem
5.20.16
Europe

The Number of Migrants Arriving in Greece Has Plummeted

The data represents the first full month since a highly controversial deal was signed between the EU and Turkey aimed at stymieing the flow of asylum seekers arriving in Europe.
Harriet Salem
5.13.16
Europe

Greece Hopes For Another Massive Bailout After Violent Street Protests

Tensions are on a knife edge as Greece attempts to negotiate another crucial bailout worth billions while facing violent street protests and rebellion from within the government.
Harriet Salem
5.9.16
Europe

The Whistleblowers Behind the LuxLeaks Scandal Are On Trial In Luxembourg

Three men accused of whistleblowing on tax dodging schemes that saved multinational companies millions of dollars could face up to five years in jail and a €1.25 million euro fine.
Harriet Salem
4.26.16
israel

First Jerusalem Bus Bombing in Years Injures at Least 21 People

Attacks on Israeli buses by suicide bombers were a hallmark of the Palestinian uprising between 2000 and 2005 but have been rare since, with the last one carried out in 2012 in Tel Aviv.
Harriet Salem
4.18.16
middle east

Israel Has Just Destroyed the First Hamas Tunnel Discovered Since the 2014 War

This tunnel — equipped with an air supply system, electricity, and a rail track designed to excavate rubble — was destroyed by the IDF. But the military believe that there are probably more.
Harriet Salem
4.18.16
middle east

An Israeli Soldier Who Shot a Subdued Palestinian Will Be Charged With Manslaughter

If the man is convicted he will become only the second Israeli soldier to be convicted of manslaughter since 2000. A video shows him shooting a Palestinian as he lay injured on the ground.
Harriet Salem
4.14.16
Europe

Video of Bulgarian Vigilantes Tying Up Migrants Highlights Political Xenophobia, Say Rights Groups

Bulgaria's prime minister and border police chief have previously publicly thanked vigilante groups who have been videoed detaining and tying up migrants, in breach of the country's laws.
Harriet Salem
4.12.16
Opinion and Analysis

Why the New EU-Turkey Deal on Migrants Won't Work

We spoke to international aid and human rights organizations about why a new deal to deport Syrian, Iraqi and Afghans from Europe is impractical and unethical.
Harriet Salem
3.31.16
Europe

This Man Is Burying the Refugees Who Die Before They Make It to Lesbos

On the Greek island of Lesbos, one man who previously had no experience working with the dead has taken on the job of giving Muslim burials to the refugees and migrants who don't make it.
Harriet Salem
3.25.16
migrants

Migrants Keep Coming — And Dying — as EU Deportation Deal With Turkey Takes Effect

Just hours after an agreement aimed at stymieing the flow of migrants into Europe took effect, VICE News saw an overcrowded boat arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos with two lifeless bodies aboard.
Harriet Salem
3.20.16
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