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Number of Syrian refugees passes five million: United Nations

The tally of refugees who have fled the war in Syria now exceeds five million, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Kal Penn raises USD745,000 for Syrian refugees

Kal Penn raises USD745,000 for Syrian refugees

On Sunday Penn thanked the donors. "This is such a testament to how proud we are of our beautiful country and how fired up we are to #resist our new President's dangerous policies with solidarity and love. Thank you! The donor page remains open, so keep it up!"

Donald Trump restricts entry of refugees in US from these seven Muslim countries

Donald Trump restricts entry of refugees in US from these seven Muslim countries

People from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia will face "extreme vetting", US President Donald Trump said.

Europe saw huge decline in migrant arrivals in 2016: EU

Europe saw huge decline in migrant arrivals in 2016: EU

The influx of over 1 million asylum seekers into the EU in 2015 triggered the worst refugee and migrant crisis on the continent since World War II.

Thousands leave Aleppo as UN backs sending observers

Thousands of traumatised Syrians left the rebel enclave of Aleppo Monday as the UN voted to deploy observers there and said it planned new peace talks in Geneva in February.

Lindsay Lohan meets Syrian refugees in Turkey

Lindsay Lohan meets Syrian refugees in Turkey

 Actress Lindsay Lohan met Syrian refugees on her recent visit to Turkey.

Headline US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees: Kerry

Headline US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees: Kerry

The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.

Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees could get Turkish citizenship: Report

Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees could get Turkish citizenship: Report

Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey could be given citizenship under a plan to keep wealthy and educated Syrians in the country, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Merkel is on a high-stakes visit to Turkey aimed at boosting a six-billion-euro ($6.7 billion) deal plagued by moral and legal concerns to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey.

First Syrians leave for US under surge resettlement programme

The first Syrian family to be resettled in the US under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life.

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

The first migrants deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on Monday in a drive to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty to reach Europe in the last year.

Syrian refugee crisis demands united global action: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called for a united global effort to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, as he opened a conference on securing resettlement places for nearly half a million of those displaced.

Three Syrian refugee children killed in Turkey fire

At least three Syrian refugee children were killed and six injured on Tuesday in a tent fire in Turkey, private Dogan news agency reported.

European Union, Turkey migration deal finalised

The European Union (EU) and Turkey managed to finalise their migration deal by the end of the two-day EU summit, with an aim to jointly tackle the migration crisis.

Bulgaria reinforces border to tackle migrant problem

Bulgaria on Friday deployed extra police and troops on its border with Macedonia in a joint exercise aimed at tackling a migrant influx, the defence ministry announced.

EU leaders `to declare Balkan migrant route closed at summit`

EU leaders `to declare Balkan migrant route closed at summit`

The declaration drafted by EU ambassadors Sunday will be announced at a summit in Brussels on Monday.

Brussels to propose overhaul of EU asylum system: Report

Previous attempts to distribute refugees between EU member states have stalled due to disagreements.

EU to push Turkey to take back migrants on `large-scale`

 European leaders will push Turkey at a summit on Monday to agree to "large-scale" deportations of economic migrants from Greece which is bracing for a fresh surge of migrant and refugee arrivals by the end of March.

UN food agency says funding target met for Syrian refugees

UN food agency says funding target met for Syrian refugees

The UN food agency said Monday an "unprecedented response" to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees.

Turkey says 100,000 refugees in border camps inside Syria

Some 100,000 Syrian refugees are being looked after in camps inside Syria close to the Turkish border, including 35,000 who this month fled a Russian-backed regime offensive in northern Aleppo province, a top Turkish official said on Friday.