Syrian Refugees

How a selfie with Merkel changed Syrian refugee's life

Anas Modamani has taken Facebook to court over false news stories using the photo to link him to 'terrorism'.


Britain rejecting child refugees is no surprise

Given the toxic environment post-Brexit, and the historical record, rejecting child refugees is no wonder.

by Alastair Sloan

Human Rights

Canada under pressure to counter Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Rights groups urge Canada to lift cap on refugee sponsorship after US bars entry to refugees and immigrants.

Syria's Civil War

'How I'm still alive': Surviving Assad's prison cells

Omar al-Shogre describes his horrific ordeal in Syrian regime prisons, which taught him to treasure his humanity.


Trump closes borders to refugees

US refugee programme suspended for 120 days and Syrian refugees barred until further notice.

Syrian Refugees

Syrian family decries Trump's ban on refugees

Executive order that bars Syrian refugees from entering the US will shatter families, a family tells Al Jazeera.


Anger, outrage and fear as Trump orders #MuslimBan

Frustration boils as new US president signs executive order banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war: 'We want an end to this river of blood'

Residents of Syria's East Ghouta say they will refuse any government efforts to forge a truce deal or evacuation plans.

Human Rights

UN: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school

Risk of 'lost generation' as UN agency says 380,000 Syrian child refugees miss formal education at present in Turkey.

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee chronicles daily struggles in Greece

A former chef is offering refugees a channel to vent their anger at poor living conditions in Greek camps.

Syrian Refugees

The blindness of war for Syrian refugees

With myriad healthcare problems facing Syrian refugees, vision care has slid towards the bottom of the priority list.


Hungary sentences camerawoman who kicked refugees

Petra Laszlo, who was filmed tripping up Syrian refugee children, is given three years probation for disorderly conduct.

Syrian Refugees

Painting away the trauma of Syria's war

Artist Diala Brisly is using art to help refugee children in Lebanon cope with the psychological burden of war.

Human Rights

Refugee crisis 2016: 12 countries, 12 months

A look back at the 2016 refugee crisis from 12 different countries.

Human Rights

2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year

This is the year that added insult to injury, as disagreement translated into indecency, and arrogance bred incivility.

by Marwan Bishara