syrian refugees

Bomb-Carrying Syrian Dies Outside German Music Festival; 12 Wounded

By Thomas Krumenacker, Andrea Shalal and Andreas Burger BERLIN/ANSBACH, Germany, July 25 – A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state

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German Military Training 100 Syrian Migrants in Pilot Project

BERLIN, July 23 – The German military is training more than 100 Syrian migrants for civilian roles suited to helping the eventual reconstruction of their country, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in remarks released ahead of publication on Sunday. Von der Leyen told the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily that the pilot programme was focused

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Turkey’s Erdogan Moots Plan to Grant Citizenship to Syrians

ISTANBUL, July 5 – President Tayyip Erdogan outlined plans on Tuesday to grant citizenship to some of the near 3 million migrants who have fled war in neighbouring Syria, particularly those with qualifications of use to Turkey. “Western nations open their doors to such skilled individuals and they have no choice but to go (to

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The Doctor Won’t See You Now

Refugees in Turkey depend on illegal medical centers, but the Syrian physicians who run them are fleeing BY Zia Weise Four months after Dr. Rami opened the doors of his illegal medical clinic in Istanbul, he has yet to find enough doctors to staff it. An Arabic-­language poster at the entrance says the clinic provides pediatric care,

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Ramadan With Refugees

BY Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Arfa Shahid Nour Al Raies, a refugee from Homs, Syria, says she misses the adhan, the call to prayer, the most. “We miss the sound of the adhan which would come from the mosque announcing the breaking of our fast. You know, each passing day we feel nostalgic for the days of Ramadan

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Jordan: Widow’s Inc.

After fleeing civil war, a Syrian refugee started a business in Jordan to support her family BY Oscar Lopez Sitting behind a large wooden desk in her white hijab, a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, Lara Shaheen looks every bit the modern Arab businesswoman. The only problem is

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U.N. Warns Manbij Battle Could Uproot More Than 200,000 Syrians

GENEVA, June 6 – A U.S.-backed offensive to retake the Daesh-held northern Syrian city of Manbij has displaced some 20,000 civilians and could uproot about 216,000 more if it continues, a U.N. humanitarian agency said on Monday. Syrian fighters have surrounded Manbij from three sides as they press the onslaught against the jihadists near the

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In Saddam’s Former Jail, Cash Aid Allays Grim Routine for Refugees

By Sebastien Malo AKRE, Iraq, June 6 – As Mohammed Said Amin witnessed the intensifying battle between government forces and rebel groups for control of his hometown of Damascus, he and his wife made a plan to escape. They left for Ras al-Ayn, a Syrian town bordering Turkey. But when it came under attack from

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