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Syrian refugee: Turkish forces saved us

Syrian refugee: Turkish forces saved us

A Syrian refuge in Turkey said they were exposed to violence by both the Assad regime and PYD/PKK terrorists.   “I witnessed PYD/PKK force children to join their terrorist groups and give them military trainings,” Mevlud Mustafa said. “We wish the terror ends as soon as...

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Lebanese husband and pregnant Syrian wife found murdered in Istanbul

Lebanese husband and pregnant Syrian wife found murdered in Istanbul

A Lebanese citizen and his Syrian wife were found murdered and dumped in the Arnavutkoy neighborhood in Istanbul, the Lebanese foreign ministry said in a statement, adding that two Syrian suspects have been arrested. The man was identified as Mohammed Mahmoud Bashir and the wife as...

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Syria refugees in Lebanon need more aid: UN official

Syria refugees in Lebanon need more aid: UN official

Some $1.68 billion was disbursed last year by UN and non-governmental organizations to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a UN official said Monday. In a statement, however, Philippe Lazzarini, the deputy UN special coordinator for Lebanon, said the disbursements only covered roughly 45...

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Invest in migrants to avert 'nuclear bomb' of unrest in Europe

Invest in migrants to avert 'nuclear bomb' of unrest in Europe

After decades of spending on infrastructure to develop poorer parts of Europe, the European Union must invest in migrants to avert a "nuclear bomb" of civil unrest, a top EU official said. Armed with a war chest of 350 billion euros ($428 billion) to spend by 2020 on its so-called...

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35 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

35 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

At least 35 undocumented migrants were held in northwestern Turkey on Saturday, according to security sources. In the northwestern Canakkale province, coast guard units apprehended 10 undocumented migrants on an inflatable boat off the coast of Assos Kadirga Bay in the Ayvacik district....

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Turkish, Saudi Arabian foundations sign deal for Syria

Turkish, Saudi Arabian foundations sign deal for Syria

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman Foundation signed a grant agreement worth $3 million for helping Syria. Yavuz Dede, secretary general for IHH, and Abdullah Ruveyli, an official from King Salman Foundation, signed the deal in Turkey's...

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Over 80 Syrians rescued off Turkish Mediterranean coast

Over 80 Syrians rescued off Turkish Mediterranean coast

More than 80 Syrian refugees have been rescued off the Mediterranean province of Mersin after their overloaded boat ran into engine trouble, according to a statement from the regional governor's office on Saturday. Coast Guard crews on Friday launched a rescue operation as soon as...

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US won't give more Syrians protected status

US won't give more Syrians protected status

The Trump administration is expected to let nearly 7,000 Syrians remain in the United States for another 18 months but won't let more Syrian citizens apply for the special protection program, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Under a humanitarian program known as "Temporary Protected...

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Turkey readies camps for Syrians fleeing assault

Turkey readies camps for Syrians fleeing assault

Turkey is drawing up contingency plans to cope with any movement of Syrian civilians toward the north of the country to flee Ankara's air and ground offensive against a Kurdish militia. The campaign unleashed Jan. 20 targets the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG), considered a...

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Angelina Jolie calls for end to Syria war, meets refugees

Angelina Jolie calls for end to Syria war, meets refugees

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan: Movie star Angelina Jolie visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan Sunday, calling for a political solution to Syria's long-running civil war and saying that "humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution." Children crowded around the U.S. actress as she...

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Displaced of Homs, Hama suffer in Raqqa camps

Displaced of Homs, Hama suffer in Raqqa camps

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Ten thousand displaced people mostly from rural Homs and Hama have been living in difficult conditions in the refugee camp of al-Tuwaihina in eastern Raqqa province amid severe shortages of heating, food and health care. Displaced Saad al-Homsi, 35, said he had been with...

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'I left Syria but won't leave Turkey': Syrian mother

'I left Syria but won't leave Turkey': Syrian mother

The PYD/PKK terrorist organization evoked painful memories for a Syrian family by carrying out a rocket attack in a southeastern Turkish town, where their current home is located. Neda Ahmar, the 51-year-old mother of the family, was enjoying a cup of tea with her family when a...

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Refugees in Turkish border towns turned target for YPG shelling

Refugees in Turkish border towns turned target for YPG shelling

(Eqtsad)- Syrian refugees in the Turkish city of Kilis have been living in a state of panic as the Kurdish militias    retaliate to the Turkish military operation in Afrin by bombing the border town. Two people were killed and 12 others wounded in Kilis after two rockets...

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Abbas Al-Faouri: pioneer Syrian refugee

Abbas Al-Faouri: pioneer Syrian refugee

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Abbas al-Faouri, a Syrian refugee in Jordan, has invented a laser microscope that can be used to study microbes and bacteria in their natural environment and use them in the fields of medicine and laboratory analysis. The laser microscope can also be used in universities and...

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Woman's body found on Lebanon-Syria border

Woman's body found on Lebanon-Syria border

The body of a Syrian woman who reportedly died a month ago was found Tuesday in the vicinity of the Al-Masnaa border crossing in east Lebanon, a security source said.

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17 Syrian refugees frozen to death in Lebanon

17 Syrian refugees frozen to death in Lebanon

The number of Syrian refugees who froze to death due to a snowstorm in eastern Lebanon rose to 17 in three days, according to the Lebanese Civil Defense source. Two more bodies were found late Sunday, the source said. Lebanese soldiers found the bodies, identified as a...

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Body of Syrian man found in asphalt tank in Aley

Body of Syrian man found in asphalt tank in Aley

The body of a Syrian man was found Sunday in a large tank of asphalt near the Aley town of Ain Dara, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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Lebanese security halts teaching in Arsal refugee camps: teachers

Lebanese security halts teaching in Arsal refugee camps: teachers

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese authorities summoned a group of Syrian teachers to the General Security department in the town of Labwa near to border town of Arsal on Thursday, sources told Zaman al-Wasl. The refugee teachers, who went spoke on the condition of anonymity, said...

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