President Barack Obama plans to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, stepping up U.S. efforts to coordinate policy on Iran, Syria and the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The president discussed the proposed visit during a phone call on Jan. 28 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, […]
The 22-month old conflict in Syria has displaced half of the country’s 500,000 Palestinian refugees, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Friday. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said 20,000 of the estimated 250,000 Palestinians displaced by the conflict had fled to neighbouring Lebanon
Beirut , Lebanon- Syrians left homeless or hungry by the country’s civil war face a massive shortfall in humanitarian aid as the United Nations struggles to raise money and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries intensifies.
The embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not close to falling despite nearly two years of fighting between government forces and rebels seeking to depose him, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Friday. “Anyone who says that Bashar’s regime has got weeks to live really doesn’t know the reality
The number of Syrians fleeing to a Jordanian desert in the dead of the night continues to skyrocket as officials warn of dwindling resources and a prolonged humanitarian crisis. About 3,280 Syrians crossed into the Zaatari refugee camp overnight Thursday,
A Jordanian official says polling stations will be kept open for an extra hour to allow more people to vote in the nation’s parliamentary election. Independent Electoral Commission spokesman Hussein Bani Hani says polls will now close at 8 p.m.
BAR ELIAS, Lebanon — Most of the 12,000 or so Syrians who sought sanctuary in this little Lebanese town seeped rather than swarmed across the border — a family here, another there — taking shelter where they could, in abandoned buildings or on plots of wasteland, until one day the community woke up and realized […]
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the Syrian Refugees which shows that Lebanon has the largest number of Syrian refugees. Between registered and pending registration the number of Syrian refugees is over 215, 000. UNHCR is expanding registration and assistance for Syrian refugees to keep pace with the […]
The Arab League decided to send a delegation to Syria’s neighboring countries ….Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq “to assess the situation of Syrian refugees on the ground, ahead of a donor conference in Kuwait
King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, of Saudi Arabia, has ordered 500 tons of wheat to be sent to Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp in Jordan, Al Arabiya TV reported Sunday. Three hundred trucks loaded with wheat headed to the refugee camp, said Badr al-Samhan, regional manager of the Saudi