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Erdogan Says Turkey Cannot Handle New Migrant Wave From Syria, Warns Europe

Erdogan Says Turkey Cannot Handle New Migrant Wave From Syria, Warns Europe

Turkey cannot handle a fresh wave of migrants from Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, warning that European countries will feel the impact of such an influx if violence in Syria’s northwest is not stopped. Turkey currently hosts some 3.7 million Syrian refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, and fears another wave […]

Over 130,000 People Displaced By Fighting In NorthEastern Syria

Over 130,000 People Displaced By Fighting In NorthEastern Syria

More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia, the United Nations said on Sunday. In a statement, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said OCHA and other […]

Women Rights Defenders Need More Than Social Media Likes

Women Rights Defenders Need More Than Social Media Likes

 A photo of Ala’a Salah standing on the roof of a car, leading Sudanese pro-democracy protesters, captured the raw street power of a people’s movement determined to end the 30-year-old regime of President Omar al-Bashir – and it went viral. Ala’a, like many women before and alongside her, was front and centre of the country’s […]

Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria

Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria

The Israeli military said its jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that was a rare departure from Israel’s years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria. The military said the targets included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp. The strikes […]

Israel Hits Dozens Of ‘Iranian’ Targets In Syria After Rocket Fire

Israel Hits Dozens Of ‘Iranian’ Targets In Syria After Rocket Fire

Israel’s army said Thursday it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after weeks of rising tensions and followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear […]

All 92 On Syria-bound Russian Military Jet Killed In Crash, Including 60 from Red Army Choir

All 92 On Syria-bound Russian Military Jet Killed In Crash, Including 60 from Red Army Choir

A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, killing everyone on board, Russian authorities said. The Russian Defence Ministry said one of its TU-154 Tupolev planes had disappeared from radar screens at 0525 […]

Syrian Refugees Transform Crisis Into A Drama

Syrian Refugees Transform Crisis Into A Drama

Amid the familiar bustle of daily life in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, something out of the ordinary is taking place in a dusty yard outside one of the many thousands of shelters. A dozen or so refugees are busy erecting sets, setting up lights and cameras, and donning makeup and costumes. Ahmed Hareb and his […]

Syria’s Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key To Pushing ‘Terrorists’ Back To Turkey

Syria’s Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key To Pushing ‘Terrorists’ Back To Turkey

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army’s capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be “a very important springboard” to pushing “terrorists” back to Turkey. Rescue workers said that Syria’s military backed by Russian warplanes had killed more than 150 […]

Pope Francis Begs For Immediate Ceasefire In Syria

Pope Francis Begs For Immediate Ceasefire In Syria

Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for “at least” a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault. “I want to underline and reiterate my closeness to all the victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria,” he said at his weekly audience […]

Aid Groups Suspend Cooperation With UN In Syria Because Of Assad ‘Influence’

Aid Groups Suspend Cooperation With UN In Syria Because Of Assad ‘Influence’

  More than 70 aid groups have suspended cooperation with the UN in Syria and have demanded an immediate and transparent investigation into its operations in the country because of concerns the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has gained “significant and substantial” influence over the relief effort. The coalition, which includes some of Syria’s most widely […]

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