Syrian Refugees News – the latest from Al Jazeera

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

Syria's War

Many players but little progress in Deraa ceasefire talks

Syria's Deraa could descend into a humanitarian catastrophe if a ceasefire deal is not reached, according to Jordan's foreign minister, as thousands of refugees are fleeing the war-torn province.

Syria's War

UN 'deeply alarmed' by Syria army offensive in Deraa

Army's battle against Deraa rebels has displaced 270,000 people in Syria's south, with thousands stuck at Jordan border.

Syria's war: UN 'deeply alarmed' by violence in southern Deraa

Al Jazeera World

Shahira: My Syrian Friend

The story of an unusual friendship between a Lebanese filmmaker and a young Syrian refugee girl.

Middle East

UN urges Jordan to admit some of refugees from Syria's Deraa

Amman is sending food and aid supplies, but says it will keep the border closed to the nearly 270,000 displaced by Syrian government offensive in Deraa province.

Voices

'I start by looking at dramatic photos of destruction'

New Haven-based architect recreates the streets of Damascus in tiny form, with the living and dead side by side.

Mohamad Hafez: Homesick Syrian artist makes miniature war scenes

Syria's War

Talks with Russia over Deraa peace deal collapse: Syrian rebels

Negotiations over fate of Deraa province's rebel-held parts fail as state media says several towns accept state rule.

US & Canada

Coalition of 50 US schools collects supplies for Syrian refugees

A retired school teacher in the US state of New York is attempting to both teach American school children about the Syrian refugee crisis and bring some relief to Syrian refugee children.

Lebanon

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

UN is angered by Lebanon's decision to freeze renewal of residency permits for staff.

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

Middle East

Lebanon's Syrian refugees hope to go home despite UN warnings

Thousands set to head back to Qalamoun region where fighting has subsided, but many still cannot return.

Lebanon

Lebanon freezes UNHCR staff permits over Syria refugees spat

Foreign minister accuses UN agency of 'spreading fear' and discouraging Syrian refugees from returning home.

Asia Pacific

Tensions between Lebanon and UNHCR over Syrian refugees

Lebanon has long complained of the burden it carries; officials say the refugee crisis has cost the country more than $20bn.

Lebanon

Syrian refugees fear exile over confiscation law

Syrian government pushes legislation that allows seizure of homes left vacant by refugees.