Europe

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Alternative Help Association says Syria, where more than 500,000 have been killed, is a safe country to return to.

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Malaysia

Malaysia detains Syrian refugee who lived at airport

Al Kontar, 37, had been living in Kuala Lumpur International Airport since March, after being denied entry to Cambodia.

Malaysia detains Hassan Al Kontar after removing him from airport

Lebanon

Child dies after refugee boat capsizes off Lebanon

The Lebanese military says 38 refugees were rescued while attempting to reach Cyprus.

Child dies after refugee boat capsizes off Lebanon

Refugees

'I don't like Dutch food, but I like their honesty'

An Amsterdam housing unit aims to boost integration by accommodating Dutch citizens and refugees. We met some newcomers.

What do refugees in the Netherlands think of the Dutch?

Battle for Idlib

Idlib high on agenda at Syria summit in Tehran

Iran, Turkey and Russia meet in new diplomatic efforts as Syria plans offensive in rebel-held Idlib.

Middle East

Yearning for the flavours of home: Syrian refugees' Eid in Turkey

About 20,000 Syrians are reported to have returned home for the holidays but many simply can not do that.

Syria's War

Russia: West obstructing aid to Syria, refugee returns

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accuses the West of pressuring the UN to stay away from reconstruction efforts in Syria.

Lebanese FM: No reason for Syria refugees to stay in Lebanon

Syrian Refugees

Life goes on the Syrian way in Istanbul's 'Damascus Bazaar'

Syrians fleeing the war in their country have found a new home in the heart of Turkey's biggest city.

Life goes on the Syrian way in Istanbul's 'Damascus Bazaar'

Lebanon

Russia has plan for Syrian refugees, UN says return unsafe

Delegation headed by President Vladimir Putin's special envoy on Syria presents a proposal for the return of refugees in Lebanon, where one million registered Syrians are currently live.

Middle East

Syrian rebels 'agree' to leave area near Golan Heights

The deal is the latest in a string of agreements that have marked the government's recapture of much of southern Syria.

Syrian rebels 'reach agreement' with government to leave Quneitra

Syrian Refugees

'We don't want to hurt you': Israel blocks Syrians

Scores of displaced Syrians ordered back as they approached border fence along the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Israeli army turns away displaced Syrians along Golan Heights

Netherlands

'Newcomer sounds nicer': A Dutch debate over refugees

A debate over words simmers in the Netherlands. But what do refugees, or newcomers, think of constantly being defined?

Newcomer or refugee? Why the Dutch are sensitive about labels

Middle East

Some Syrian refugees in Lebanon are going home

A few hundred of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon have begun to return to their homes in government-controlled territory in Syria.

Syria's War

Syria truce deal 'breached' as western Deraa clashes intensify

Opposition activists say at least four people killed in government air raids targeting areas to the east of Deraa city.

Syria truce deal 'breached' as western Deraa clashes intensify

Middle East

Syrian rebels and Russia ceasefire deal breaks down

The Russian demands prompted a walkout by the rebels, who said the terms amounted to a humiliating surrender.

Syrian rebels and Russia ceasefire deal breaks down