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Hundreds of Syrian refugees leave Turkish city after clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 23:28

The Turkish authorities were moving hundreds of Syrian refugees on Thursday from the southern city of Gaziantep to camps, after three nights of violent protests by locals angered by their presence, reports said.

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:56

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a "miniscule" number while Syria`s neighbours have reached "saturation point", the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

Pope Francis arrives in Jordan for Mideast trip

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 18:34

Pope Francis arrived today in Jordan, kicking off a three-day trip to the Middle East that will see him get a firsthand look at the plight of Syrian refugees and witness the toll the civil war next door is taking on Jordan.

Syrians lack medical care in Lebanon: Watchdog

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 16:31

Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialised medical care like dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released today.

IMF wants more aid to Jordan for refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 05:03

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief has appealed to donor states to increase aid to Jordan for dealing with a large number of Syrian refugees in the country.

Lebanon warns of rising threat due to refugees

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 23:53

Describing the Syrian refugees` issue as an Arab plight, the Lebanese government Friday said that the people should be aware of the threat that this issue represents.

Syria fires missiles at Lebanese border town

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 02:05

The Syrian air force Sunday attacked Lebanon`s border town of Arsal, reported Xinhua.

Over 591,000 Syrian refugees now in Jordan

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 19:09

Jordan Tuesday said the overall number of Syrian refugees in the country reached 591,176 since the start of the unrest in Syria three years ago.

New Zealand offers home to Syrian refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:26

Up to 100 refugees in need of urgent protection in Syria will be resettled in New Zealand, the government announced here Tuesday.

Eyeing Syria talks, Iran may put Assad ties in play

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 00:48

For weeks, American officials have lobbied to exclude Iran from the Geneva talks on the Syrian conflict in late January.

842,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:21

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached 842,000, a report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday.

Syrian refugees to nearly double by end 2014: UN

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 21:37

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East will nearly double over the next year to exceed four million, the United Nations said on Monday.