Feature: Syrians use Lebanon as transit point to Europe

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Syrians use Lebanon as transit point to Europe 

By Salah Takieddine

BEIRUT, Sept. 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — Syrian displaced Um Mohammad was aware that finding a new life away from her hometown in the devastated city of Homs is a risky matter, but still chose to leave amid death threats.

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Political solution critical to end Syrian crisis — UN official

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Political solution critical to end Syrian crisis — UN official 

GENEVA, Sept. 22 — The Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria Paulo Pinheiro warned on Monday that "Syria has fallen before our eyes", adding that "this disintegration, this rending of a nation, is the price of doing nothing made manifest."

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Refugee issue has to be solved at its source: Croatian PM

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Refugee issue has to be solved at its source: Croatian PM 

ZAGREB, Sept. 20 — Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Saturday that the refugee issue has to be solved at its source, reiterating his country "would not be a European refugee center."

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Girl dies, 13 refugees missing as boat capsizes in Aegeanby Maria Spiliopoulou

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Girl dies, 13 refugees missing as boat capsizes in Aegeanby Maria Spiliopoulou 

ATHENS, Sept. 19 — A girl about five years old died and at least 13 undocumented refugees and migrants were missing on Saturday after a boat transferring dozens of people from Turkey to Greece overturned off Lesvos island, Greek Coast Guard said.

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Cityscape real estate fair kicks off in Dubai amid concerns over oil price slump

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cityscape real estate fair kicks off in Dubai amid concerns over oil price slump 

DUBAI, Sept. 8 — The annual Cityscape Global real estate fair kicked off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday amid worries among Dubai's developers and investors about the impact of the oil price slump and emerging market currency woes on property.

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Feature: lack of food, medicine, Syrian refugees in Lebanon forced to look for new sheltersby Salah Takieddine

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: lack of food, medicine, Syrian refugees in Lebanon forced to look for new sheltersby Salah Takieddine 

BEIRUT, Aug. 30 — Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and particularly those who are living in the northern parts of the country, are facing even harder times as the non-governmental agencies have either stopped or slashed their food support as the aid money is quickly running dry.

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Feature: Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to risk lives to reach Europe

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to risk lives to reach Europe 

By Nemanja Cabric, Wang Huijuan

BELGRADE, Aug. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — Refugees from Syria who camp in parks around the bus stations here revealed to Xinhua details of their risky, exhausting 4,000 km journey to escape civil war and hopefully reach Germany where they aim to build a new life.

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Opposition starts circulating Turkish pound in northern Syria

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Opposition starts circulating Turkish pound in northern Syria 

DAMASCUS, Aug. 11 — Pro-Turkey opposition forces in northern Syria has started putting the Turkish pound in circulation instead of the Syrian pound in tandem with Turkish plan to create a buffer zone, a monitor group reported on Tuesday.

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Kurdish fighters drive IS out of key Syrian town

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kurdish fighters drive IS out of key Syrian town 

DAMASCUS, July 27 — The Kurdish fighters on Monday captured a key town in northern Syria from the Islamic State (IS) militants, a monitor group reported.

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Turkey has no plans for ground troops into Syria: PM

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Turkey has no plans for ground troops into Syria: PM 

ANKARA, July 27 — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that Turkey does not have any plans to send ground troops into Syria where the military has been bombing Islamic State (IS) positions since last week, local Hurriyet Daily News reported on Monday.

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