Syria refugee crisis - updates

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Cyprus rescues 305 Syrian refugees in two boats

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

It is one of the largest waves of migrants to be received by Cypriot authorities in a single day since civil war erupted in Syria in 2011

Syria's Assad says willing to hold early presidential vote

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED Is there popular will to hold early presidential elections? If there is I don t have a problem with it says Assad

Assad insists on unity gov't despite opposition demands

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED Syrian President Bashar al Assad also estimates that the 5 year civil war has caused over 200 billion in economic and infrastructure damage

epa04963726 A handout picture made available by Syria's official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 04 October 2015 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during an interview to the Iranian Khabar TV channel in the Presidential Palace in Damascus, Syria, 01 October 2015. The Middle East would face destruction if a regional alliance led by Russia against militants failed, al-Assad said in his first remarks since Moscow started an air campaign portraying it as aimed at fighting terrorism in his war-torn country on 30 September. Several Western powers backing rebels in Syria have repeatedly called for al-Assad - who has been in power since 2000 - to step down to end the country's conflict, which has claimed the lives of at least 250,000, according to the UN estimates. EPA/SANA / HANDOUT

Syrian refugee crisis demands united global action – UN chief

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Attempts to demonize [refugees] are not only offensive; they are factually incorrect says UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon

epa05235865 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the meeting on global responsibility sharing through pathways for admission of Syrian refugees, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The UNHCR is hosting a high-level Conference in Geneva that will focus on refugees from Syria, and the need to generate a substantial increase in resettlement and other answers for their plight. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

Poland won't accept refugees after Paris attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Under the EU relocation plan 160 000 refugees registered in frontline states Greece and Italy are to be relocated around the 28 member bloc

PRAY FOR PARIS. People stand in silence in front of the French Embassy in Warsaw on November 14 following a series of terror attacks in Paris  that has left at least 128 people dead. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Pro-migrant rallies in Europe as Hungary says EU 'dreaming'

Sep 12, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Several counter demonstrations are also scheduled in eastern members of the bloc highlighting how the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants is dividing the EU

SOLIDARITY. Protesters march during a silent rally in support of migrants and refugees in The Hague on September 12, 2015. Bart Maat/ANP/AFP

Saudi Arabia says 100,000 Syrians granted residency

Sep 12, 2015 - 8:40 AM

Saudi Arabia made it a point not to deal with them as refugees but has issued residency permits to 100 000 Syrians who wish to stay in the kingdom

REFUGEES. A Syrian refugee family braves a sand storm at the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 24 September 2014. Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA