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Angela Merkel appeals to Turkey to stop fresh wave of Syrian refugees

The Independent reports: “The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she was “not just appalled, but horrified” by Russian attacks on Syrian civilians that have created a fresh wave of refugees, as she asked Turkey to make sure they … Continue reading

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Marketplace air strikes ‘kill 80’ in Syria

The BBC reports: “Syrian activists say at least 80 people have died in government air strikes on a marketplace in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus. Around 200 people were reportedly injured in the attack. Government forces have been … Continue reading

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More than 4 million refugees have fled Syria’s civil war

The L.A. Times reports on the number of Syrian refugees who have fled abroad due to the civil war: With no end in sight to Syria’s civil war, the number of people who have fled to neighboring countries has surpassed … Continue reading

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Islamist Fighters Seize Southern Border Crossing in Syria

Voice of America reports on developments in the war in Syria: The hardline Ahrar al-Sham group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival Islamist … Continue reading

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Don’t rule out a full-scale conflict in this tug of war

Hussein Ibish, a writer at The National, comments on the recent outbreak of violence between Israel and Hizbollah and the potential for this to develop into a larger conflict: The latest flare-up of violence between Israel and Hizbollah along both the … Continue reading

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Cynical Europe, ‘ghost ships’ and the largest refugee crisis since WWII

This report by Deutsche Welle illustrates the situation in Italy in recent months as it faces an influx of refugees fleeing from conflict in the Middle East: “We are alone, there is no one, help us!” These were the words … Continue reading

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Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

This article on the UNHCR website highlights the growth in numbers of asylum seekers from conflict-stricken parts of the world in early 2014: A UNHCR report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized … Continue reading

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Syria conflict: Dozens killed in strikes on Talbiseh

This BBC article reports on the latest in the conflict in Syria: Almost 50 people have been killed by Syrian government air strikes in an opposition-held town, activists say. Six children were among those who died as Talbiseh, in Homs … Continue reading

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