Tel Aviv (MEMO) – Israel will not allow any Syrian refugees to enter its territory but will continue to provide them with humanitarian aid, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today. More than 150,000 people in southwestern Syria have been forced to flee since the Syrian government launched an offensive to recover an area bordering Jordan andContinue Reading

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Tripoly (MEE) – Survivors told aid workers that most of the migrants on board were Pakistanis, who are increasingly heading to Italy from North Africa. An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10Continue Reading

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Tel Aviv (MEE) – Israel will force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that the Israeli government will offer migrants a $3,500 payment and aContinue Reading

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Mediterranean Sea (Tasnim) – More than 2,000 migrants have died attempting treacherous boat crossings to Europe so far this year, following three more shipwrecks announced on World Refugee Day. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 129 asylum seekers were missing and presumed dead after a dinghy launched by smugglers inContinue Reading

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Abuja (teleSUR) – The northeastern region of the country is home to people driven from their homes by Boko Haram. About 1.5 million people are currently facing famine. A Nigerian Government official said food aid sent to displaced people has been “diverted,” which is code for stolen. This marks the firstContinue Reading

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Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Only hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a bloodcurdling warning about terror attacks against European citizens, four people lay dead on the streets of London. That death toll may rise further because several of those injured in the attack this week in the British capital areContinue Reading

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Turkey’s relationship with the EU and NATO appears to have plumbed new lows. Ankara’s agreement with the EU to help hold back a flood of migrants is about to end. On March 13, Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced the freeze amid an escalating row over Turkish officials’Continue Reading

ISIS IN ACTION On 6 February, a video was published on Libyan social media showing the execution of Libyan National Army (LNA) fighter Suliman al-Hoty. His executioner is reportedly a well-known Islamic State (ISIS) fighter from Benghazi. In the video, al-Hoty is filmed inside a small hole. He tells hisContinue Reading

(GPA) Rann – At least 76 people have been killed and roughly 200 wounded after the Nigerian mistakenly hit a refugee camp in Rann yesterday while carrying out strikes against Boko Haram in the same area. At the end of December, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Boko Haram hadContinue Reading

As the Iraqi army struggles to regain control of Fallujah, a humanitarian crisis unfolds. (GPA) 30,000 citizens fled Fallujah this weekend alone. That’s over 82,000 since the Iraqi army launched an offensive on the city about a month ago. Makeshift camps have been set up as Iraqi authorities struggle to toContinue Reading