Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official said Wednesday, highlighting lingering xenophobia in a country traditionally known for tolerance.

Over 7,300 Syrians fled Kobane since September: UN

The arrival of nearly 1,500 refugees from Syria's Kobane Tuesday due to the Islamic State (IS) militants' attacks brought the total number of people to flee the northern Syrian town to Iraq to 7,318 since late September, a UN spokesman said here Wednesday.

Syria refugees disembark from cruise liner in Cyprus

Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy.

Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle ISIS
Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle ISIS

Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighbouring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.

Syrian refugees fleeing from ISIS to Turkey hits 100,000

The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, has brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety. But in the tranquillity of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.

Lebanon arrests 'prankster' for threatening to behead children

Lebanese police have arrested a man who staged a sick prank by filming himself threatening to behead three Syrian refugee children left in his care, a security official said on Saturday.

Over three million people have fled Syria: United Nations
Over three million people have fled Syria: United Nations

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Friday announced that over three million Syrians have been registered as refugees and the crisis is only getting worse, BBC reported.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees leave Turkish city after clashes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Over 591,000 Syrian refugees now in Jordan

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

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

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

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

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.

European response to Syrian refugees `pitiful`: Amnesty

European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over their treatment of Syrian refugees fleeing the country`s brutal conflict, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday.