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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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Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration. The figures are a far cry from the record 890,000 arrivals registered in 2015...

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6,900 Syrians in US face risk of deportation if Trump ends protection

6,900 Syrians in US face risk of deportation if Trump ends protection

(The National)- For 6,900 Syrians living in the US under a temporary protected status (TPS) since 2012, their legal stay could soon come to an end if the Trump administration decides in three weeks to terminate the program as it did with El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Following a...

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Syrian refugee sets himself ablaze at UN office in Lebanon

Syrian refugee sets himself ablaze at UN office in Lebanon

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon set himself on fire Wednesday outside a UN office in desperation at aid getting cut off to his family, suffering serious burns. Refugee agency UNHCR and the World Food Programme told AFP that the man -- named by family as 43-year-old father of four Ryad...

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Syrian national sets himself on fire in north Lebanon

Syrian national sets himself on fire in north Lebanon

A Syrian man set himself on fire Wednesday in north Lebanon in front of a center managed by the U.N.'s refugee agency, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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Germany indicts Syrian on charges of promoting Daesh

Germany indicts Syrian on charges of promoting Daesh

Prosecutors in Germany have formally charged a 37-year-old Syrian man on allegations of promoting Daesh (ISIS), obtaining bomb-making instructions and other crimes. The man, who wasn't identified, is alleged to have posted videos on social media in 2016 urging support and soliciting new...

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Jordan agrees to 'one-off' aid drop to Syrians stranded on border

Jordan agrees to 'one-off' aid drop to Syrians stranded on border

Jordan said on Sunday that it has agreed to a UN request to deliver humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded near a border crossing between the two countries. The kingdom sealed its border with Syria in 2016, after an Islamic State group militant attack on Jordanian...

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Syrian refugees suffered death, eviction, extreme poverty: Lebanon 2017

Syrian refugees suffered death, eviction, extreme poverty: Lebanon 2017

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian refugees bid farewell to their fourth consecutive year living in Lebanon while suffering the hardships of exile from Syria.  According to a poll conducted by Zaman al-Wasl among the camp residents in eastern Lebanon, most respondents described this year...

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Forged Certificates Gets Syrians Expelled from Turkish Universities

Forged Certificates Gets Syrians Expelled from Turkish Universities

(Zaman Al Wasl)- False Syrian diplomas' issue has come to surface once again after reports of the expulsion of dozens of Syrian and Arab students from Turkish universities. The students’ were expelled after the university found out that the diplomas they used to register for university...

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Turkish group sends winter clothing to Syrian orphans

Turkish group sends winter clothing to Syrian orphans

Turkey-based Yetim Foundation on Sunday delivered winter clothing to 47 orphans from Syria's northern Aleppo city. "Last year in Aleppo, we had transported 47 orphans who were stuck in the basement of an orphanage to a safe area. This year, we extended a helping hand to them by giving...

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Turkey: increase in security checks on Syrians using Telegram

Turkey: increase in security checks on Syrians using Telegram

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian activists living in Turkey said Turkish police have stopped hundreds of Syrians on the pretext of conducting security checks and checking their identity papers in recent weeks. However, Syrians stopped explained that the Turkish personnel patrolling public places and...

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Turkey marks International Migrants' Day

Turkey marks International Migrants' Day

Turkey on Monday marked International Migrants' Day with a renewed pledge to uphold the rights of all migrants and refugees. "Our world has been on the move throughout history. And today is no different as millions of people seek new homes away from their birth places," Foreign Minister...

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Turkish agency opens kindergarten for orphans in Syria

Turkish agency opens kindergarten for orphans in Syria

Turkey's IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has opened a kindergarten for orphans in Syria’s northern city of Azaz, it said on Saturday. The kindergarten will educate 90 children between the ages of 3 and 5 in Bab al-Salam refugee camp, the foundation said in a statement....

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Turkey rescues 68 migrants stranded in Aegean Sea

Turkey rescues 68 migrants stranded in Aegean Sea

 The Turkish Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 68 migrants stranded on a small rocky islet in the Aegean Sea. The migrants, including women and children, were trying to reach Greek Islands when an inflatable boat carrying them got stuck at the small islet near Dikili district of...

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U.N. warns of new Syrian refugee wave to Europe if aid dries up

U.N. warns of new Syrian refugee wave to Europe if aid dries up

Syrian refugees could again seek to reach Europe in droves if aid programs are not sustained in five neighboring countries hosting the bulk of them, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was giving details of the $4.4 billion appeal to...

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'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets. Nearby, three Syrian men share a flimsy tent designed for two....

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8 Syrian refugee children died in deadly fire in Lebanon

8 Syrian refugee children died in deadly fire in Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Eight Syrian refugee children, mostly family members, lost their lives when a fire tore through their camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Thursday, head of Syrian refugees affairs commission told Zaman al-Wasl. Abdul Rahman Akkari told Zaman al-Wasl in a...

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Syrians keep fleeing to Turkey despite smugglers greed

Syrians keep fleeing to Turkey despite smugglers greed

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Trafficking trade has grown after the shutting the border crossings and constructing a four meter high cement wall along the Turkish border has not stopped smugglers’ work, Syrian refugees say.  Abu Muhammed, who recently arrived to Turkey, told Zaman...

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