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  • Migrant crisis: EU-Turkey deal is 'working'

    Last month's EU-Turkey deal on tackling the migrant flow has begun to produce results, a top EU official says.

  • EU, Turkey leaders seek to realise 'game-changing' migrant plan

    EU and Turkish leaders seek to turn into a lasting accord a plan on easing Europe's migrant crisis hailed as a game-changer by Ankara and Brussels but swiftly criticised by the UN's refugee chief.

  • New refugee camps go up inside Syria as Turkey stems flow

    Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.

  • The Education Antidote to Radicalisation

    If troubled Lebanon, wracked by sectarian violence and religious divides, can champion coexistence and provide Syrian refugees with a chance to study, there is no reason other countries in the region should not follow its example.

  • Canada welcomes wave of Syrian refugees

    The first military plane carrying Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada has arrived in the country.


    According to a poll, 76 percent of Republicans, and 42 percent of Democrats believe that American and Islamic values are at odds. Former Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Ted Cruz want to allow Christian, and bar Muslim Syrian refugees from entering the US.

  • Honduras Syrians ‘had stolen passports’

    Police in Honduras have arrested five Syrians who were travelling on stolen Greek passports and reportedly intended to enter the US by land.

  • Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

    Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

  • US states say no to Syrian refugees

    More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome due to security fears after the Paris attacks.


    They are walking altogether - dragging their feet

  • Kerry seeks end to Syria ‘war hell’

    The US is intensifying diplomatic efforts to end the "hell" of Syria's civil war even as it increases support for moderate rebels, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

  • French port city migrants to get heated tents

    Women and children at a migrant camp outside the French port city of Calais are to be given heated tents by the end of the week, officials say.

  • Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria, Iraq strikes

    Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau confirms he will withdraw Canadian fighter jets from the air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

  • Migrant crisis: EU to debate faster deportations

    Plans to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers are to be discussed at a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg.

  • Rebuilding the asylum system

    The European Union needs to accept responsibility for the lack of a common asylum policy, which has transformed this year's growing influx of refugees from a manageable problem into yet another political crisis.


    Given the prominent roles these nations have in reducing the once thriving Middle Eastern country to rubble and displacing millions in the process, it is nothing short of hypocrisy for them to essentially demand refugees to respect their borders when they had no qualms about invading Syria's border.

  • The Fab Four

    If it wasn't for the grey skies and the chilly drizzle, I would have thought I'm somewhere in the Middle East.

  • An unmitigated humanitarian disaster

    Syrian refugees are crossing the Aegean in a bid to get to Europe and safety. They are pouring in through Greece, Serbia and Hungary, and countries that make up the European Union (EU) cannot agree on what to do with this sea of humanity.

  • Migrant crisis: Why the Gulf states are not letting Syrians in

    Images of Syrian refugees stuck at borders and at train stations have spurred on an outcry for more to be done to help those fleeing the war.

  • Austria 'to end migrant measures'

    Austria says it is planning to phase out special measures that have allowed thousands of migrants to travel freely from Hungary to Western Europe.