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A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift camps.

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

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Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

Rami Makhlouf claims his family's property has been confiscated by the Assad regime.

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Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ...

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Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

Germany has revoked the asylum status of Kevork Almassian, an outspoken Syrian supporter of the Assad regime who works for the far-right AfD ...

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by ...

<em>Syrians</em> forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of ...

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

Arrests after arson attack at camp in Lebanon

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Arrests after arson attack at camp in Lebanon

The fire on Saturday night tore through the tented shelters of some 75 families near the town of Bhanine in the north Lebanon Miniyeh region, ...

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Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon set ablaze after row

A camp has been set alight in Lebanon following a fight between two members and a Lebanese family.

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Libya’s rivals exchange prisoners as Turkish defence minister visits

Libya’s rival factions have begun exchanging prisoners in accordance with a UN brokered ceasefire deal, as Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar ...

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that over 20,000 ...

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

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Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

Three women and 12 children from camps in Syria have been returned to Germany for humanitarian reasons, authorities in Berlin said on Sunday.

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Nine in 10 Lebanon-based Syrian refugee families extremely poor

The UN found nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty.

Suspected foreign fighter extradited to Denmark from Turkey

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Suspected foreign fighter extradited to Denmark from Turkey

A Danish national is facing terror charges and was extradited from Turkey.

Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

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Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

Syrians farmers are turning to a southeast Asian plant to feed livestock as animal fodder prices skyrocket.

New Dubai housing development to include synagogue

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New Dubai housing development to include synagogue

A synagogue and a kosher restaurant are to be included in a new housing development following a deal between an Israeli and Syrian businessman.

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