Hundreds of Syrian refugees who had fled into Turkey crossed back on Monday, witnesses said, as a border gate reopened a few days after Islamic State militants were ousted from the frontier town of Tel Abyad forces by Syrian Kurds.
Britain will take in "several hundred more" vulnerable Syrian refugees, a government source said on Friday, after Prime Minister David Cameron said London was expanding a resettlement programme for the conflict-ravaged country.
While the exodus from Syria has become the world`s biggest refugee crisis, the United States is being criticized by relief organizations and some within President Barack Obama`s Democratic Party for allowing only a limited flow into America.
Israel is considering the possibility of hosting refugees from Syria, particularly from neighbouring Druze villages, even though it is technically at war with that country, media reported on Wednesday.
Italy's coastguard said on Wednesday it had narrowly averted another high seas disaster by intercepting a freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with more than 900 Syrian refugees on board.
The World Food Program is launching a 72-hour campaign to raise USD 1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to 1.7 million Syrian refugees who won't be getting any UN help in December.
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.
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.
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.