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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015.
21/10/2015 - Russia - Syria

Putin defies West in Middle East with Assad Moscow visit

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad put an end to a four-year travel hiatus on Tuesday when he made a secret visit to Moscow to "thank" Russia's Vladimir Putin for his support in ...
South Sudanese people living in the north of Sudan listen as South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar talks during a news conference in Khartoum,  September 18, 2015.
28/09/2015 - South Sudan-UK

UK troops to South Sudan raise fresh hopes of an end to conflict

Britain is to send up to 300 troops to South Sudan to try and bring the desperate security situation under control. Fighting continues to spread despite a peace deal being signed last month.
Refugees receiving medical care after arriving at the housing centre in Cergy
21/09/2015 - Report: France - Syria

Syrian refugees agree to stay in France, despite negative reputation

France has agreed to take in 24,000 refugees over the next two years, but few people appear to want to come to France.

The Azraq refugee camp, mostly populated by Syrian refugees, in Jordan.
08/09/2015 - SYRIA – JORDAN – LEBANON

Syrian refugees in Middle East face growing hunger, WFP

The World Food Programme has had to drop a third of Syrian refugees from its relief efforts this year due to lack of funds, it announced on Tuesday.
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.
A compound for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
09/07/2015 - Syria

Syrian refugee population passes 4 million mark, UN reports

More than 4 million Syrians have now fled their country's civil war with more than a million leaving in the last 10 months, according to a report released by the UN on Thursday.

South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda
18/06/2015 - International report

South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda

Since the start of the civil war in South Sudan in 2013, thousands of people have fled to refugee camps in neighboring countries such as Uganda.
Chouf’s war-displaced Christian Lebanese to return to their homes
21/04/2015 - International report

Chouf’s war-displaced Christian Lebanese to return to their homes

From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon endured a brutal civil war that uprooted over 1 million people. But now, some parts of the country are looking to permanently heal old wounds, and begin a new chapter.
A century after the genocide, Syrian-Armenians return to their homeland
14/04/2015 - International report

A century after the genocide, Syrian-Armenians return to their homeland

On 24 April, Armenia marks the centennial of the 1915 massacres by the Ottoman Empire of Armenians living in modern day Turkey.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.