Around 270,000 Syrians have right to bring families to Germany: Report

Around 270,000 Syrians in Germany have the right to bring in their family members, a newspaper said on Wednesday - a statistic that could fuel the debate about migration less than six months before a national election.

Apr 05, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
Terror suspect narrates account of his stay in Syria

Terror suspect narrates account of his stay in Syria

A French citizen arrested in Paris last year over his connection with the ISIS told he encountered "some Indians", Russians and Chechens in a dormitory he was put in.


Jul 01, 2016, 13:51 PM IST

Turkey to open border with Syria

Turkey said it will open the Hatay border with Syria during the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr for Syrians in Turkey to return home, the media said on Wednesday.

Jun 22, 2016, 20:26 PM IST
Syrians flee to Turkish border in thousands as Aleppo assault intensifies

Syrians flee to Turkish border in thousands as Aleppo assault intensifies

The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

Feb 06, 2016, 21:48 PM IST

Donors face record request of USD 9 billion to aid Syrians

International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organisers of tomorrow's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to USD 9 billion for 2016.

Feb 03, 2016, 21:53 PM IST
Only Syrians invited to Geneva peace talks: UN

Only Syrians invited to Geneva peace talks: UN

Only Syrians have been invited to peace talks in Geneva, the UN said on Wednesday, in an apparent contradiction to Turkey's suggestion that it would be included.

Jan 27, 2016, 23:41 PM IST

Brazil breaks up ring that arranged false documents for Syrians

Four people face charges of fraud and belonging to a criminal organization, a report said.

Dec 15, 2015, 10:04 AM IST

Russia warns Thailand of 'imminent Islamic State attack'

FSB said that 10 Syrians linked to IS have entered Thailand in the second half of October, and some of them went to Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.

Dec 05, 2015, 17:44 PM IST

Honduras arrests 5 Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

Honduras authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports.

Nov 19, 2015, 04:14 AM IST
Islamic State threatens Russia over strikes in Syria

Islamic State threatens Russia over strikes in Syria

Islamic State has released a video threatening to carry out attacks on Russia in near future.

Nov 14, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

UN says 13.5 million Syrians need aid and protection

The United Nations is estimating that 13.5 million people in Syria are now in need of humanitarian assistance.

Oct 27, 2015, 23:58 PM IST

Global aid charity Save the Children urges Spain to let in Syrians via Morocco

 Global aid charity Save the Children urged Madrid on Tuesday to help hundreds of Syrian refugee children reach Spanish territory in north Africa.

Sep 16, 2015, 01:06 AM IST

Turkish security forces stop hundreds of migrants near Greek border

Turkish security forces stopped hundreds of people, mainly Syrians, from marching towards western Turkey`s border with Greece on Tuesday in a bid to reach Europe, potentially opening up a new front in the escalating migrant crisis.

Sep 15, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

Saudi Arabia receives 2.5 million Syrians

Saudi Arabia announced on Friday it has received 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of Syrian crisis in 2011, Saudi Press Agency reported late Friday.

Sep 12, 2015, 05:29 AM IST

`Mama Merkel` cheered by Syrians at refugee centre

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a hero`s welcome as she visited a Berlin migrant centre on Thursday, with Syrians cheering and taking selfies as Germany threw open its doors to thousands of refugees.

Sep 10, 2015, 21:27 PM IST

For one Syrian migrant, a hefty price buys a '5-star' journey to Europe

The affluent United Arab Emirates is not a normal jumping off point for Syrians fleeing war. But this is where Tareq began a "five-star" journey to a new life in Sweden, paying a high price to avoid the grave risks and hardships that most refugees face.

Sep 08, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

Angelina Jolie visits camp for Syrian refugees in Turkey

 Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie on Saturday called for more international action to help refugees as she visited a camp in southeastern Turkey housing thousands of Syrians who fled their war-torn country.

Jun 21, 2015, 02:14 AM IST

Nearly 650,000 Syrians living in besieged areas: Report

Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country's civil war, more than three times the UN estimate, says a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach.

Mar 21, 2015, 02:10 AM IST

Japan to donate $6 mn to help displaced Syrians

Japan plans to donate $6 million more to help thousands of people displaced by the civil war in Syria, the Japanese foreign ministry announced Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Flooded with refugees, Lebanon imposes visas on Syrians

Overwhelmed by a massive influx of desperate refugees, Lebanon began imposing unprecedented visa restrictions on Syrians on Monday, including those fleeing their country`s civil war.

Jan 05, 2015, 16:56 PM IST