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Lebanese army to evacuate Syrian refugees camp

Lebanese army to evacuate Syrian refugees camp

Reporting by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese authorities ordered Syrian and Palestinian refugees who live in al-Marj camp to leave it within 48 hours because its close to military base, activists said on Sunday ....

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Turkey response to Syria refugee crisis showing strains: Amnesty

Turkey response to Syria refugee crisis showing strains: Amnesty

Turkey's widely-admired response to the refugee crisis sparked by the war in neighbouring Syria is now showing its limitations, with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in destitution and others being denied entry, Amnesty International warned Thursday. Turkey has...

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 200 families live in primitive camp, north Homs

200 families live in primitive camp, north Homs

Reporting by Maher Radhwan; Translation by Yusra Ahmed HOMS (Zaman Al Wasl)-   Many people from Homs’s countryside were forced to leave their regime-held villages in the northeastern countryside of Homs, to live in primitive camp near...

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Turkey fears influx of 2-3 million more Syrian refugees

Turkey fears influx of 2-3 million more Syrian refugees

(Reuters) - Turkey could face an influx of 2-3 million more Syrian refugees if President Bashar al-Assad's forces or Islamic State insurgents advance around Aleppo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. U.S. warplanes have been bombing Islamic State...

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Turkey unhappy over insufficient G20 talks on refugees

Turkey unhappy over insufficient G20 talks on refugees

(Anadolu News Agency)- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has expressed disappointment over talks at the weekend's G20 summit in Australia for only superficially touching upon the recent refugee crisis coming from Syria. "Unfortunately, the refugee issue has not...

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Doors closing for Syrians seeking refuge abroad: humanitarian agencies

Doors closing for Syrians seeking refuge abroad: humanitarian agencies

(Reuters) - Syria's neighbors Lebanon, Turkey , Jordan and Iraq are cutting back sharply on the number of Syrians they allow onto their soil as they can no longer cope with the influx of refugees, two prominent humanitarian agencies said on Thursday. The number of refugees...

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U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria

U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria

(Reuters) - About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq , and many are without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. Amin Awad, UNHCR's director for the Middle...

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Turkey provides education for Syrian refugee children

Turkey provides education for Syrian refugee children

Turkish government is offering a range of educational services to more than 150,000 Syrian refugee children, the Turkish Minister of National Education said on Monday.  “I urge the whole world to be sensitive to the needs of  Syrian refugee children...

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Zaatari: Syrian refugees use Facebook to promote talents

Zaatari: Syrian refugees use Facebook to promote talents

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Lebanon Army arrests 24 in nationwide crackdown

Lebanon Army arrests 24 in nationwide crackdown

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army arrested 24 suspects including three Syrians with alleged links to terrorist groups and four gunmen over their involvement in last month’s clashes in Tripoli, part of the military’s nationwide crackdown on terror suspects. Security sources told The...

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Sweden asylum seekers to hit two-decade high

Sweden asylum seekers to hit two-decade high

(Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden may reach its highest in two decades because of people fleeing Syria and Iraq, whose arrival could push immigration costs close to 1 percent of GDP in a country where tension over new arrivals is rising. The Migration...

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Syrian Hajis eye Kingdom asylum

Syrian Hajis eye Kingdom asylum

Haj pilgrims from Syria have refused to return home after completing the pilgrimage citing the ongoing political unrest and have appealed for asylum in the Kingdom. With the deadline for leaving the Kingdom having expired, about 1,200 Syrian pilgrims approached the Haj Ministry to...

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Migrant boat sinks off Turkey; 24 dead, 6 rescued

Migrant boat sinks off Turkey; 24 dead, 6 rescued

ISTANBUL (AP) — A boat carrying suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Syria sank Monday off Istanbul's coast, leaving at least 24 people dead, the city's governor's office said. About a dozen people were believed to be missing, while six were rescued. Coast guard vessels,...

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 Refugees: Elaf's critical health condition has no support

Refugees: Elaf's critical health condition has no support

Reporting by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- Elaf, a-7-year-old Syrian baby, has head deformity because of cerebral hydrocele and a lumbar spinal meningeal lump. Her head has extra amount of fluid, which caused her head...

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Syrian migrants arrested in Malta plea to human rights orgs, media

Syrian migrants arrested in Malta plea to human rights orgs, media

Reporting by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)-   12 Syrians have been detained for two months in a refugees’ detention centre in Malta without clear reasons or any attempt to sort their matters out. The...

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Lebanese army detains 50 in north after weekend clashes

Lebanese army detains 50 in north after weekend clashes

(Reuters) - Lebanese troops detained 50 people in raids on towns and Syrian refugee camps in the north of the country, the army said on Thursday, part of a security crackdown after battles with Islamist gunmen over the weekend. The army has mounted several raids since Islamist...

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Syrian refugees humiliated in Lebanon by Army, Hezbollah

Syrian refugees humiliated in Lebanon by Army, Hezbollah

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Syria neighbours call for help with refugees

Syria neighbours call for help with refugees

(Al Jazeera)- Syria's neighbours have urged European countries to open their doors to more refugees from the civil war and for immediate financial and technological help as their infrastructures buckle under the massive influx. More than three million people have...

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