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250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

Up to 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, while many others face problems with documentation and property that the Damascus government must help resolve, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said Tuesday. Some 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in...

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UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria

UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria

The United Nations has begun sending desperately needed aid from Jordan to hundreds of thousands of civilians in war-torn Syria. The U.N.'s humanitarian office said on Sunday that 369 trucks will carry one month's worth of supplies to Syria. It's the first cross-border aid shipment...

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Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

Cyprus police say they have detained 40 Syrian migrants after a boat dropped them off along the ethnically split island nation's northwestern coast. Police said Sunday authorities had initially located the boat about 25 kilometers (15 miles) off the island's coast late Saturday. The...

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Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Lilas Almalaki didn’t know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place. Hassan Husseini didn’t speak...

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Lebanese Security handed over 1000 Syrian refugees to Assad Intelligence: legal group

Lebanese Security handed over 1000 Syrian refugees to Assad Intelligence: legal group

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese General Security has handed over 1000 Syrian refugees to the Syrian Intelligence on Thursday following major arrest campaign in camps of the border town of Arsal, human rights advocates said. The head of the Syrian Center for Legal Studies and Research, Anwar...

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1,000 refugees to return to Syria Thursday: Lebanese Security

1,000 refugees to return to Syria Thursday: Lebanese Security

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Lebanese General Security said about 1,000 Syrian refugees are set to return to their home country this week, The Daily Star reported on Wednesday. About 55,000 Syrian refugees had returned since July, according to the Lebanese Caretaker Minister of State for...

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Syrian residents in Yemen affected by Saudi-led war

Syrian residents in Yemen affected by Saudi-led war

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Operation Decisive Storm launched in 2015 by Saudi Arabia against Houthis rebel group in Yemen has affected large number of Syrians residing there, who were students and pupils, others different businesses and trades, in addition to other professions such as doctors and...

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Nearly 30,000 Syrians return home from Jordan after border reopens

Nearly 30,000 Syrians return home from Jordan after border reopens

Around 28,000 Syrians have returned home from Jordan since the border between the two Arab countries was reopened in mid-October, a Jordanian security source said Monday. Amman estimates that it has taken in close to 1.3 million refugees from its war-torn neighbor since the war in Syria...

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27 Syrian refugees trapped in Gaza: activists

27 Syrian refugees trapped in Gaza: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Since more than 6 million Syrians have fled the war-torn country, 10 families have founded a refuge in Gaza where they share the suffering of two million Palestinians in the self-governing territory. "We are a group of Syrian families who faced Regime’s daily...

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Syrian refugee family under racist attack in UK

Syrian refugee family under racist attack in UK

A Syrian refugee family has come under focus following reports of bullying and racially aggravated assault of its members since they took refuge in the UK. The systematic bullying came to light after a video surfaced online showing one of the family members -- a 15-year-old identified...

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Lebanese Army arrests 300 Syrian refugees in Arsal

Lebanese Army arrests 300 Syrian refugees in Arsal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Lebanese Army on Wednesday arrested  300 Syrian refugees in the border town of Arsal for not having the "Public Security Card" that allows them to be present on Lebanese territory, activists said.  The campaign took place in 25 camps were 20 refugee women...

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Syrian Refugee, Stranded in Malaysian Airport for Months, Lands in Vancouver

Syrian Refugee, Stranded in Malaysian Airport for Months, Lands in Vancouver

A Syrian refugee who had been stranded in a Malaysian airport for more than seven months landed in Vancouver on Monday, finally reaching the end of an ordeal that he had documented extensively on social media. Hassan al-Kontar, who was wanted in Syria for refusing to serve in the...

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UK: Teen to be charged over Syrian refugee boy assault

UK: Teen to be charged over Syrian refugee boy assault

A 16-year-old teenager will be charged with assault over a “recorded” attack on a Syrian refugee at a school in the U.K.'s Huddersfield town, British police said Wednesday. "Regarding the assault on a 15-year-old youth in Almondbury, which featured in a video posted on social media...

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Horrific moment Syrian schoolboy is violently attacked and 'waterboarded'

Horrific moment Syrian schoolboy is violently attacked and 'waterboarded'

This is the sickening moment a Syrian schoolboy is dragged to the floor by his neck, pinned down by his throat and 'waterboarded'. The violent video appears to involve pupils at Almondbury Community School and has been shared widely on social media. Jamal and his family escaped a...

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Syrian students at Libya's universities disappointed by new study fees

Syrian students at Libya's universities disappointed by new study fees

(Zaman Al Wasl)- After more than seven years, during which Libya has hosted tens of thousands of Syrians who were allowed to live there without valid passports, and without having to deal with the bureaucratic procedures of official papers, the question is now pressing: are they now treated any...

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Lebanon: Syrian refugees gather in preparation to return

Lebanon: Syrian refugees gather in preparation to return

A group of Syrian refugees gathered at various meeting points across Lebanon Thursday morning in preparation to return to their home country, in the latest return trip organized by Lebanese General Security, the state-run National News Agency reported. About 55,000 Syrian refugees had...

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Lebanon: another set of Syrian refugees returning Thursday

Lebanon: another set of Syrian refugees returning Thursday

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hundreds of Syrian refugees are expected to return to their home country Thursday as part of the return trips being organized by Lebanese General Security, The Daily Star reported. About 55,000 Syrian refugees had returned since July, according to the Lebanese Caretaker...

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Syrian refugees are fearing return because of regime: Lebanese Minister

Syrian refugees are fearing return because of regime: Lebanese Minister

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Lebanese Caretaker Minister of State for Refugee Affairs Mouin Merehbi said Tuesday that the Syrian regime must stop killing, detaining and conscripting returning Syrians refugees to encourage others to return from Lebanon, in a televised conference, according to...

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