In the wake of the Paris attacks, Barack Obama is under mounting pressure to step up the fight against the "Islamic State" - even from some of his supporters.
The US has improved refugee processing times to help meet its target of resettling 10,000 Syrians, Congress has heard. The program has been plagued by red tape, legal efforts to stop refugees arriving and security fears.
UN Chief Antonio Guterres has used World Refugee Day to chastise the United States over its refugee policy. Germany, meanwhile, has been honored for being a "humanitarian frontrunner" in confronting the refugee crisis.
Governors across the US have defied the president and said they will stop accepting Syrian refugees. Fear concerning migrants is growing after the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris.
At least 129 people have been killed in a string of terror attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency, mobilized troops and sealed borders. Read the latest here.
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