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Syrian doctor charged in Germany with crimes against humanity

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A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The ...

Israel confirms Syrian missile landed near Dimona nuclear reactor

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Israel has acknowledged that its air defences failed to intercept a missile fired from Syria overnight that traversed 125 miles of its highly protected airspace and landed near its secretive Dimona nuclear reactor. Th...

Syrian family sue EU border agency over removal from Greece

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Five years to the day after a family of Syrian refugees were bundled on to a plane and deported to Turkey despite having lodged asylum claims in Greece, they are taking their case to the European court of justice. In ...

EU proposal to fund Turkey border control could lead to Syrian refugees’ forced return

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A proposal for the EU to fund controls at Turkey’s eastern border is “really problematic” and could lead to refugees being forced back into Syria, Iran and Iraq, critics have warned. According to a leaked plan seen by...

Denmark revokes Syrian refugee permits under new policy

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Denmark has become the first European nation to revoke the residency permits of Syrian refugees, insisting that some parts of the war-torn country are safe to return to. At least 189 Syrians have had applications for ...

More than 75% of Syrian refugees may have PTSD, says charity

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‘There is a huge amount of damage you can’t see – the mental trauma’, says Syria Relief report authorMore than three-quarters of Syrian refugees may be suffering serious mental health symptoms, 10 years after the star...

‘My son could die’: the disabled Syrian refugees on the sharp end of UK aid cuts – photo essay

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In January, the British government told its diplomats to start finding 50–70% cuts in aid funding. In March, it was revealed it was slashing aid funding to Syrian refugee projects by a third. Among the many casualties...

‘It’s constant upheaval’: what it’s like to be a displaced Syrian refugee

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I was a refugee as a child, towed along by family as we escaped war in Sri Lanka. My memory of the whole ordeal is vague. There were stops that lasted weeks and months, as we were left in limbo in Hong Kong, Tokyo and...

Syrian refugee drops out of German parliament election after threats

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A Damascus-born Syrian man running to become the first refugee to enter the German parliament has withdrawn his candidacy, citing personal threats and security concerns. Tareq Alaows, 31, who fled conscription in Syri...

Tommy Robinson’s ‘lies’ about Syrian schoolboy forced family to flee, court told

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The family of a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a Huddersfield playground had to flee the town after the far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson aired “entirely distorted anti-Muslim” claims about him, a...

What happened to the Syrian refugees who got stuck in Turkey?

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The first to arrive at Gaziantep’s Irani Bazaar are the bakers, lighting their saj grills before the sun comes up to make Syrian flatbread for the day’s customers. The smell of sesame and fresh unleavened bread fills ...

Denmark strips Syrian refugees of residency permits and says it is safe to go home

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Denmark has become the first European nation to revoke the residency permits of Syrian refugees, insisting that some parts of the war-torn country are safe to return to. At least 189 Syrians have had applications for ...

Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, London: ‘Represents all the good things’ – restaurant review

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Imad’s Syrian, Kitchen, Top floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1B 5PW (020 7434 2448). Small plates £5.50-£8, large plates £9-£15, desserts £5-£6, wine from £26 a bottle With some restaurants, it’s all about...

Syrian economy lies in ruins and China sniffs opportunity

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Standing on a podium on Saturday to take an oath of office, Bashar al-Assad declared himself the only man who could rebuild Syria. His first foreign guest, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, seemed to enhance his clai...

Denmark faces legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees

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Denmark’s attempt to return hundreds of Syrians to Damascus after deeming the city safe will “set a dangerous precedent” for other countries to do the same, say lawyers who are preparing to take the Danish government ...

Syrian teenager suing Tommy Robinson for libel seeks up to £190,000 damages

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A Syrian teenager who is suing Tommy Robinson for libel is seeking between £150,000 and £190,000 in damages from him. A lawyer for Jamal Hijazi, who was filmed being attacked in a Huddersfield playground and had to fl...

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