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Those fleeing the fighting in Raqqa are stuck in desperate conditions in desert camps.

In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe zones', reports Mat Nashed.

Save the Children cannot endorse returning <em>refugees</em> to Libya

Gemma Parkin

Save the Children cannot endorse returning refugees to Libya

Comment: Handing shipwrecked migrants over to Libya's coastguard, only for them to be returned to shore, isn't a risk we can take, writes Save the Children's media manager, Gemma Parkin.

'More than one million South Sudan <em>refugees</em> in Uganda' 'More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda'

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'More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda'

South Sudan's brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, the UN's refugee agency said on ...

This Lebanese ministerial adviser just called Jews 'dirty'

Diana Alghoul

This Lebanese ministerial adviser just called Jews 'dirty'

Blog: Wadih Akl's comments should be treated with disgust, but they have shocked no-one, writes Diana Alghoul.

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Thousands flee as Iraq airstrikes pound IS-held town

Iraqi and coalition forces have stepped up air raids on Tal Afar, ahead of a ground offensive to drive out Islamic State group militants.

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Germany jails Syrian refugee for attempting to defraud IS

German court inadvertently grants legal protection to the Islamic State group after a Syrian refugee attempted to swindle more than $200,000 ...

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

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South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

The UN's refugee chief has said a long period of exile lies ahead for South Sudanese refugees fleeing the civil war.

Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

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Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

International adoption began before Lebanon's conflict but ballooned during the civil war, with middle men and local officials aiding the ...

Dan Arel

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Comment: Even with empty gestures condemning white supremacy, these groups feel emboldened. For Muslims and other minorities, the damage has ...

UN: Nearly 50,000 Syrian <em>refugees</em> trapped at Jordan border

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UN: Nearly 50,000 Syrian refugees trapped at Jordan border

The UN has called on Syria's warring parties to take the necessary steps to avoid harming those stranded near the country's southern border with ...

Hizballah chief Nasrallah says Assad's regime will 'stay on'

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Hizballah chief Nasrallah says Assad's regime will 'stay on'

The head of powerful Lebanese Shia group Hizballah said on Sunday that it is time for the world to accept that Assad will stay on as Syria's ...

Final evacuation of Syrian rebels from Lebanon border begins

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Final evacuation of Syrian rebels from Lebanon border begins

The media arm of Lebanon’s militant Hizballah group says hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians have started leaving the Lebanon-Syria border ...

Italy applauds Libya's controversial ban on migrant rescue boats

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Italy applauds Libya's controversial ban on migrant rescue boats

Italy welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, a move that has prompted international charities ...

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MSF halts operations of largest migrant rescue boat

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was halting operations of its largest rescue boat for migrants after Libya banned foreign vessels from waters off its coast.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

IS 'playing whack-a-mole' in Afghanistan

In-depth: IS-Khorasan, the Afghan franchise of the Islamic State group's network, disappears from the site of one attack only to reappear in ...

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New game highlights heartbreaking reality of fleeing Syria war

Bury Me, My Love is a new mobile game inspired by stories lived by millions of Syrian refugees who have taken on the treacherous ...

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Jordan issues new work permits to Syrian refugees

Jordan became the first Arab country to issue Syrian refugees with a new type of work permit that opens up the growing construction ...

Scores of migrants 'deliberately drowned' by traffickers near Yemen Scores of migrants 'deliberately drowned' by traffickers near Yemen

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Scores of migrants 'deliberately drowned' by traffickers near Yemen

Refugees were forced off a trafficking boat in open seas leading to the deaths of dozens of refugees, with the UN chillingly ...

Antony Loewenstein

Only democracy in the Middle East? Far from it

Comment: Free speech is an integral part of any democracy. The legal case against respected Israeli-Canadian reporter and analyst David Sheen ...

Recovery in Iraq's war-torn Mosul 'tale of two cities'

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Recovery in Iraq's war-torn Mosul 'tale of two cities'

While schools and shops re-open in the east of Iraq's Mosul, the west side is still a scene of destruction, with 230,000 residents having ...

<em>Refugees</em> trapped in Libya tortured, raped and murdered: Oxfam

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Refugees trapped in Libya tortured, raped and murdered: Oxfam

The fate of Europe-bound refugees trapped in Libya has been detailed in a shocking report by Oxfam, revealing the brutal torture, ...

UN chief to make visit to Israel and Palestinians

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UN chief to make visit to Israel and Palestinians

Antonio Guterres will make his first visit as UN secretary-general to Israel and the Palestinian territories later this month for a firsthand ...

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