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February 12, 2018 3:45 PM UN says deportations of Syrians from Jordan have dropped

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – The head of the U.N. refugee agency says the number of Syrian refugees being deported from Jordan to their war-ravaged homeland has "decreased dramatically" in recent months, in part because of his agency's appeal for more careful reviews of cases. Jordan is believed to have deported several thousand refugees since last year, mostly 45

January 30, 2018 2:47 PM 17 migrants reach Montenegro over the Adriatic sea

PODGORICA, Montenegro – Police in Montenegro say they have picked up 17 migrants, including 11 Syrians, from an Italian fishing boat that sent a distress signal off the Montenegrin coast. The police ship's crew said Tuesday they picked up the migrants from a small inflatable boat floating in the Adriatic sea. Police say two Moroccans, two people from Yemen 56

January 25, 2018 6:20 PM Israel accuses Iran of trying to turn Syria into its base

UNITED NATIONS – Israel's U.N. ambassador is accusing Iran of attempting to turn Syria into "the largest military base in the world" to destabilize the region, threaten Israel and "terrorize the entire free world." Danny Danon told the Security Council Thursday that classified information he was releasing showed that 82,000 fighters are currently under 53

January 10, 2018 5:49 PM UN aid reaches displaced Syrians via cross-border crane drop

AMMAN, Jordan – U.N. agencies are sending aid to some 50,000 displaced Syrians in a remote desert camp for the first time since June, hoisting supplies by crane across the sealed Jordan-Syria border. Residents of the Rukban encampment, a majority of them women and children, live in harsh conditions. Food and other staples are in short supply and many can't 57

January 9, 2018 11:56 PM Russia hopes for Geneva talks on Syria ahead of Sochi talks

UNITED NATIONS – Russia's U.N. ambassador says he hopes there will be new U.N.-led talks on Syria in Geneva ahead of Russian-brokered talks this month to "reinvigorate" peace efforts. Vassily Nebenzia told reporters Tuesday that Moscow wants talks among Syrians in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi to contribute to the U.N.-led peace effort in Geneva 44

January 7, 2018 3:16 PM Jordan oks one-time crane drop of aid for displaced Syrians

AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan says it will permit a one-time crane drop of U.N. aid to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians stranded in harsh conditions on its border. The kingdom sealed its border with Syria in 2016, after Islamic State extremists killed seven Jordanian border guards. The closure ended regular U.N. aid shipments from Jordan to displaced 56

December 30, 2017 9:28 AM Turkey says EU funds not being actively used for needs of Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A substantial portion of the funds promised by the European Union (EU) to help Syrian refugees in Turkey is still not being used actively to meet their needs, Turkey’s EU Ministry said on Saturday. Of the 6 billion euros ($7.20 billion) agreed upon in two deals in 2015 and 2016, only 1.78 billion euros has been transferred to Turkish 48

December 27, 2017 10:00 AM Russia defends idea of Syria peace congress in Sochi

MOSCOW – Russia's foreign minister says a Moscow-proposed peace congress scheduled for next month is crucial for reaching a settlement in Syria and is not hampering United Nations-led talks. Sergey Lavrov's statement on Wednesday comes a day after several dozen Syrian opposition groups issued a series of statements saying the talks in Russia's Sochi 39

December 14, 2017 9:17 PM U.N. calls Syria talks a 'big missed opportunity', seeks new ideas

GENEVA (Reuters) - A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity but there may be more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad’s government to engage, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said. He said neither side had actually “sabotaged” the latest talks by refusing to attend, but he laid most of the blame 47

December 14, 2017 9:32 AM Turkish coast guard in dramatic rescue of stranded migrants

ISTANBUL – Turkey's official news agency says the coast guard has launched a dramatic rescue operation to evacuate migrants stranded on rocks in the Aegean Sea. At least 68 migrants were attempting to illegally cross to Greece on a rubber dinghy from the western province of Izmir. Anadolu Agency said authorities intervened after receiving an emergency 55