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US President Donald Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

US President Donald Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

US President Donald Trump signed a revised ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations Monday, scaling back the order to exempt Iraqis and permanent US residents. With his first attempt frozen by federal courts, Trump signed a second order halting new visas for Syrians, Iranians, Libyans, Somalis, Yemenis and Sudanese citizens. It explicitly exempts Iraqis, […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thousands leave Aleppo as UN plans new peace talks

Thousands leave Aleppo as UN plans new peace talks

Thousands of traumatised Syrians left the rebel enclave of Aleppo Monday as the UN voted to deploy observers there and said it planned new peace talks in Geneva in February. “It is the intention of the United Nations to convene those negotiations in Geneva on 8 February 2017,” UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said after […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syrians must not be forced out of Aleppo, UN says

Syrians must not be forced out of Aleppo, UN says

July 29, – Russia, which is backing the Syrian regime in the five-year war, announced plans to set up four corridors for civilians and fighters to leave Aleppo, which has been under heavy assault for weeks. The UN’s aid chief warned Thursday that humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia to help Syrians leave Aleppo must be […]

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

Jan 11, – European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said Turkey and Brussels had to speed work up on implementing the action plan, while Ankara reaffirmed it was looking at a measure to tempt more Syrians to stay in Turkey by granting them work permits. The number of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey […]

January 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Mar 12, – Key figures follow on the conflict that began with peaceful protests for reform but escalated into an all-out civil war drawing foreign jihadists after a brutal crackdown on dissent. Syria’s war has killed more than 210,000 people, uprooted half the population and left the country in ruins since erupting four years ago. […]

March 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Al Qaeda driving exodus of Syrians

Al Qaeda driving exodus of Syrians

Sep 24, – Al Qaeda and its affiliates are forcing Syrians to flee to neighboring countries such as Turkey. Many of the refugees have harrowing stories to tell of how they escaped the clutches of the militant brigades. Dozens of Syrian refugees cluster night and day around the wooden picnic tables of a park on […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

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