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Syrian refugees suffer as Turkey grows intolerant

Syrian refugees suffer as Turkey grows intolerant

By Mohanad Hage Ali (Al Arabiya)- For Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere, their plight is similar. Rape, sexual harassment at work and on the streets, homelessness, racism, and job exploitation are regular occurrences. In Turkey, where the number of Syrian...

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Lebanon imposes severe siege on Syrian refugees in Arsal: activists

Lebanon imposes severe siege on Syrian refugees in Arsal: activists

  (Zaman Alwasl)- Syrian activists say more than 140, ooo Syrian refugees in the border town of Arsal are facing severe siege imposed by Lebanese government and Hezbollah militia as the humanitarian aid is blocked. The Lebanese government...

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Bulgaria may extend Turkish border fence to bar Syrian, Iraqi refugees

Bulgaria may extend Turkish border fence to bar Syrian, Iraqi refugees

SOFIA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria may extend the fence at its border with Turkey to stop more refugees from Syria and Iraq entering illegally, a top interior ministry official said on Wednesday, while the foreign minister warned of "terrorism imports" to the EU member state....

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After Gaziantep, Syrian refugees fear Turks anger in Istanbul

After Gaziantep, Syrian refugees fear Turks anger in Istanbul

(Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Dani Murad) “Syrians have not shown gratitude and respect toward the Turkish’s hospitality”, is a sentence that began to spread among Turks in the city of Istanbul, after it was considered the...

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Syrians oppose Assad can not travel to Indonesia: agreement

Syrians oppose Assad can not travel to Indonesia: agreement

Reporting by Abdullah Raja   (Zaman Alwasl)- Syrians abroad face a travel ban to Jakarta imposed by Syrian intelligence as the Indonesians embassies require an approval from regime authorities in Damascus. Indonesian diplomatic...

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Turkish authorities arrest Syrian refugee woman with her infant

Turkish authorities arrest Syrian refugee woman with her infant

(Reporting by Faris Al –Rifai; Translation by Dani Murad) (Zaman Alwasl)- Across the world, many countries seem to agree that a baby’s place is with its mother, but when a mother is put In prison, a little common sense and compassion is...

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Syrian Refugee convoy leaving Arsal stopped at border

Syrian Refugee convoy leaving Arsal stopped at border

BEIRUT (NOW) - A convoy of Syrian refugees fleeing violence-stricken Arsal for Syria’s Qalamoun was stopped Thursday evening at the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria. The refugee convoy...

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HRW slams Jordan for rebuffing Palestinian refugees from Syria

HRW slams Jordan for rebuffing Palestinian refugees from Syria

Advocacy group Human Rights Watch accused Jordan Thursday of refusing entry to, or forcibly deporting, Palestinian refugees escaping Syria in what it called a defiance of the country's international obligations. In a report released in Amman, the New York-based group said Jordan...

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Alleged Lebanese ‘tweet’ incites for murdering Syrians sparks outrage

Alleged Lebanese ‘tweet’ incites for murdering Syrians sparks outrage

    (Zaman Alwasl)- Social media activists have circulated a ‘tweet’, claimed to be posted by a Lebanese Journalist, calling for hatred and murder against Syrians live in Lebanon. "Every Lebanese person should kill any Syrian he...

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Turkey to grant Syrians 'Humanitarian Visa' with work permission: source

Turkey to grant Syrians 'Humanitarian Visa' with work permission: source

Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed ISTANBUL (Zaman Alwasl)-  The reason behind stop granting ‘residency visa’ for Syrians in Turkey is due to a new agreement signed between the European Union and Turkey, which would be...

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 Refugee boy with 3 hands needs an urgent surgery: activists plea

Refugee boy with 3 hands needs an urgent surgery: activists plea

Reporting by Faris Al RiFai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed Mohammed al-Hamwi, a five years old Syrian boy from Hama countryside, has a major deformation in his body, he has a third arm with fingers, situated at his buttock. The deformation has started to...

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Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn’t know how she’ll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing....

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Syrian activists appeal to alleviate refugees’ suffering in Lebanon

Syrian activists appeal to alleviate refugees’ suffering in Lebanon

Translation by Dani Murad (Zaman Alwasl)- An urgent humanitarian appeal was called for by a group of Syrian activists in Lebanon to all "civil society organizations, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Security Council, the states supporting democracy and...

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Assad's loyalists in Turkey raise refugees fears

Assad's loyalists in Turkey raise refugees fears

(Translation by Dani Murad) EQTSAD- Deep concerns and warnings have been raised among the activists, journalists and interested observers over the suspicious activity of Assad’s sleeping cells among Syrians in Turkey, which aim to incite the...

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US unveils $378 mn in new humanitarian aid for Syria

US unveils $378 mn in new humanitarian aid for Syria

AFP - The United States on Wednesday unveiled $378 million in new humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, denouncing "appalling 'starve or surrender' tactics" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. "The regime is asphyxiating half a million Syrians in Aleppo by...

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Opposition leader visits refugee camps in Turkey, meets with FSA founder

Opposition leader visits refugee camps in Turkey, meets with FSA founder

(Zaman Alwasl)- Syrian opposition leader spent the first day of Eid, Holy Muslims' holiday, in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, meeting with the founder of Free Syrian Army. Activists have praised Hadi al-Bahra's step to bridge the gap between...

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Syrian refugees enjoy Eid in Istanbul

Syrian refugees enjoy Eid in Istanbul

 Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed ISTANBUL (Zaman Alwasl)- Istanbul is empty of its native residents these days of Breakfast Eid, however walking in its street gives the impression that it is a Syrian city. Arabic...

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