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Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

In today's roundup: As Lebanon reports no new coronaviruses cases for 24 hours, one bizarre study has claimed that Middle Eastern genes make Arabs' lungs more immune to the virus.

Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's <em>Rukban</em> refugee camp

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Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

Citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Amman refused to allow the United Nations to pass through Jordanian territory to deliver much-needed aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp.

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

Syrians appeal to Jordan to save five pregnant women

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Syrians appeal to Jordan to save five pregnant women

Five pregnant women are stranded on the Jordan border and in urgent need for C-section operations.

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Coronavirus pandemic sparks fears in Syria's besieged Rukban camp

The Rukban refugee camp has been under siege for more than a year, with residents starved of necessary medicine and food.

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Russian embassy ridiculed for fake Syrian 'humanitarian crossing' photo

The Russian Embassy in Syria has been ridiculed after tweeting a 2018 picture of people crossing the Turkish-Syrian border, claiming that they ...

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Turkey to 'buy more S-400 defence systems from Russia'

Turkey and Russia have strengthened military ties recently, working together to establish and monitor a safe zone in northeastern Syria, making ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Syrian refugees fear execution in regime 'reception centres'

Hundreds of refugees who left the Rukban camp in the Syrian desert are being held in regime reception centres where they are being ...

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian <em>Rukban</em> refugee camp

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Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian Rukban refugee camp

Some 150 people have been evacuated from the besieged Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, as residents criticised the United ...

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UN to help evacuate ‘abysmal’ regime-besieged Syrian refugee camp

The United Nations has said that it will help evacuate civilians from the 'abysmal' Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, which is ...

Population of remote refugee camp shrinks under Russian blockade

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Population of remote refugee camp shrinks under Russian blockade

Just a quarter of the population of the Rukban refugee camp remains. Thousands have fled due to a Russian blockade on aid.

Syrian regime rejects right of Syrians to return home

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Syrian regime rejects right of Syrians to return home

Almost 120 Syrians have been barred from returning to their homes in Taldou, Homs, after they were forced out of the area by regime and Russian ...

Syrian regime detaining activists in retaken areas: HRW

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Syrian regime detaining activists in retaken areas: HRW

Human Rights Watch calls on the Syrian government to "immediately release all arbitrarily held detainees" and for host countries not to forcibly ...

Thousands of stranded Syrian refugees move into regime territory

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Thousands of stranded Syrian refugees move into regime territory

7,000 refugees have left the Al-Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border, fleeing desperate conditions resulting from a regime and ...

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Hundreds of displaced Syrians leave besieged Rukban camp

Around 50,000 civilians live in the remote camp, most of them internally displaced people (IDPs) from Homs, Deir az-Zour, and Deraa - 80 percent of them women and children.

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Russia demands US close refugee camp in southern Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has demanded the US control a refugee camp in territory under its indirect control in

Mazen Kseibi and Nader Othman

Syrians fled for a reason

Comment: The forced, early and unsafe return of Syrian refugees has to be prevented, write Mazen Kseibi and Nader Othman.

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Two infants die in remote blockaded Syrian refugee camp

Two infants died on Wednesday in the remote al-Rukban refugee camp, which Russia has threatened to starve of aid if residents refuse to ...

Russia urges immediate evacuation of Syria's <em>Rukban</em> refugee camp

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Russia urges immediate evacuation of Syria's Rukban refugee camp

The Russian envoy to the UN claimed that 80 percent of Rukban's residents wanted to return to regime-controlled Syria, despite not a singly ...

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Russia, Syria demand US withdraws 'illegal' forces from Syria

In a joint statement, Russia and Syria called on the United States to withdraw its 'illegal' forces and asked for refugees in al-Rukban ...

Russia threatens to starve Syrian refugee camp of aid

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Russia threatens to starve Syrian refugee camp of aid

Russia has threatened residents of Syrian camp al-Rukban with forced conscription and the withdrawal of aid after they failed to leave ...

<em>Rukban</em> IDPs refuse Russian corridors to Syrian regime areas

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Rukban IDPs refuse Russian corridors to Syrian regime areas

Russia on Tuesday opened two temporary "humanitarian corridors" from Rukban camp to regime-held areas. The next day, the camp ...

Aid reaches isolated Syrian refugee camp after 3 months

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Aid reaches isolated Syrian refugee camp after 3 months

The 40,000 residents of the Rukban refugee camp located in the desert on the Syrian-Jordanian border have been left destitute by the ...

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