Emirates defends its response to Syria's refugee crisis

September 9, 2015 11:12 AM

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DUBAI(UAE): The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday defended its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the face of criticism that the country and other oil-rich Gulf states should be doing more to address the issue.

In a statement provided to the Associated Press, the Emirati government said it has extended residency permits to more than 100,000 Syrians who have entered the country since 2011, and that more than 242,000 Syrian nationals currently live in the country. It did not provide details on the terms of t...

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