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Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

A Syrian man who launched an arson attack and took a woman hostage at a German train station was an unemployed refugee with psychological problems and a history of street offences, police said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors who deal with terrorist cases said they planned to take over the...

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About 900 Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon

About 900 Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency told The Daily Star. About 5,000 refugees have gone home from Lebanon this year; most of the refugees are from the western...

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UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region. WFP Executive Director David Beasley told The Associated Press Friday that the agency is...

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14 refugees, including children, die in Rukban camp due to siege lack of medical care

14 refugees, including children, die in Rukban camp due to siege lack of medical care

The United Nations' children agency says two children have died in a desert camp for displaced people along the Syria-Jordan border. UNICEF says the children died in the past 48 hours due to lack of medical care. The agency says a 5-day-old boy and a 4-month-old girl died in the squalid...

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Syrian orphans centers suffer lack of fund

Syrian orphans centers suffer lack of fund

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The scarcity of funding increases the probability of the closure of the "Orphan’s Cry" center, for orphans of Syrian refugees, in the Turkish Yildag region on the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Ahmed Bdeiwi, the media official of the center, the fundings were...

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Two toddlers died in besieged Rukban camp as treatment blocked: medics

Two toddlers died in besieged Rukban camp as treatment blocked: medics

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two toddlers passed way in the deserted Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border as the stranded refugees have been blocked from getting urgent medical care, medics told Zaman al-Wasl Monday. The UNICEF medical point, Jordanian authorities and the Syrian regime have...

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Syrians return home after years as unwelcome refugees

Syrians return home after years as unwelcome refugees

Mohammad Al Arabi's borrowed ute arrives before dawn at Beirut's Burg Hammoud sports stadium. His wife and three boys sit in the low-slung tray of the white Toyota, wedged between a tall load of suitcases, plastic bags stuffed full with clothes, a microwave, a rug and even a giant pink...

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German minister apologizes for mistakenly imprisoning Syrian who died after jail fire

German minister apologizes for mistakenly imprisoning Syrian who died after jail fire

A German state official apologized Friday for an incident of mistaken identity that left a Syrian man imprisoned and then dead. In July, the 26-year-old man was arrested for failing to pay a fine for theft. But police officers did not thoroughly check his identity, said Herbert Reul,...

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France: beggars take advantage of Syrian conflict

France: beggars take advantage of Syrian conflict

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Almost every famous street or main metro station in the French capital, Paris contains beggars holding signs reading "A Syrian family in need of help", benefiting from the French people’s sympathy with the Syrian tragedy. That’s how they devoted themselves, individually and...

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Lebanon: Syrian students launch 'My Right to Higher Education' campaign

Lebanon: Syrian students launch 'My Right to Higher Education' campaign

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Association of University Students in Lebanon launched a campaign entitled "My Right to Higher Education" via the Avaz website to demand the right of refugees to higher education and to highlight the main issue faced by refugee students in Lebanon after the reduction of...

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Aphrodite: journey from refugee camp to University of Waterloo

Aphrodite: journey from refugee camp to University of Waterloo

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Thirst for Knowledge for Aphrodite Atef al-Zuhouri was not quenched by the great success she achieved as the “first” graduate of the English Language Department at the Lebanese University in Beirut.  She did not let the impressive and prolific work offers and...

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Child dies in Rukban Camp as UNICEF closes medical point

Child dies in Rukban Camp as UNICEF closes medical point

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The concerns and fears of the Syrian in the deserted Rukban camp on the grew bigger with the deterioration of the medical situation which is due to the medical point of the UNICEF in the Jordanian side ceasing to provide health services to the hundreds of cases coming from...

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UNHCR suspends aid for 8000 Syrian families in Lebanon

UNHCR suspends aid for 8000 Syrian families in Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon has suspended food rations and aid for 8,000 Syrian families, activists said Wednesday. The UNHCR stressed that the financial assistance in Lebanon, sponsored by the World Food Program (WFP), has been allocated to...

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Syrian Refugees: talented Khamis paves own way in filmmaking

Syrian Refugees: talented Khamis paves own way in filmmaking

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian-Palestinian refugee, Mohammed Khamis has managed to prove his brilliance among the documentary filmmakers in Sweden and to be creative in a field that is known to require a high level of proficiency, craftsmanship and technicality without having studied...

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Syrian refugee saves victims of disasters in Germany

Syrian refugee saves victims of disasters in Germany

(Zaman Al Wasl)- In the inside of the courtyard of the German Disaster Agency, the sound of the sirens goes up announcing an emergency. The young Syrian refugee, Ahmed Al-Aqra, rushed to meet the call, wearing his plastic Helmet to join his comrades in the service vehicle waiting for the...

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Lebanon: hundreds of refugees return to Syria

Lebanon: hundreds of refugees return to Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hundreds of Syrian refugees departed from multiple locations in Lebanon to return to their home country Sunday, in an initiative organized by Lebanese General Security, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. Over the past few weeks, about 1600 Syrian refugees have returned...

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Lebanon: refugee tortured by fanatic Shia for having kid named 'Muawiya'

Lebanon: refugee tortured by fanatic Shia for having kid named 'Muawiya'

(Zaman Al Wasl)- This is not a fictitious story or a kind of journalistic suspense, but a true story lived by a Syrian refugee in Lebanon who escaped the war with his family from Alhajar Alaswad district south of Damascus. Ahmed told Zaman al-Wasl about the painful story in those words:...

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Cyprus police intercept 36 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Cyprus police intercept 36 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Cyprus police say they have intercepted 36 Syrian migrants, including 11 women and 14 children, after their boat was located off the Mediterranean island nation's southeastern coast. Police said a patrol boat located the migrants' vessel around noon Monday off the island's Cape Greco area....

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