Migrant border crossings have seen a 15-fold increase through Europe's eastern frontier in the first 10 months of this year, EU border agency Frontex says.
Despite recent Russian military escalation against the Syrian National Army (SNA), negotiation remains an essential tool for all parties to draw the future map of control in northern Syria.
CENTCOM aims to limit the imminent Turkish-Syrian operation in Syria, but its actions reflect a bigger problem in US civil-military relations.
Human Rights Watch report shed light that Damascus operates a mafia-style intelligence state where returnees face brutality even after signing a “reconciliation” document.
Nine out of ten Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in extreme poverty, UN agencies have warned, as the country’s most vulnerable residents pay the highest price for its unprecedented economic crash.
With the renewed Interpol membership, the Syrian regime can extradite, arrest and persecute the opposition in exile. It's also likely to harm the asylum process of refugees.
Turkey is already home to at least 5 million refugees and the country cannot bear an additional "migration burden" by taking in Afghans who worked for Western countries, President Erdogan tells European Council chief.
Europe will not be able to convince Ankara to open its borders to host Afghan refugees. It should work with Turkey diplomatically and financially instead.
Nearly 70 percent of those fleeing homes are from just five countries – Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar – according to the annual report on forced displacement by the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Greece says it will reject the majority of refugees coming via Turkey despite EU laws requiring European nations to share the responsibility of asylum seekers.
No normalisation without a political settlement is the EU's stance against the Syrian regime, but why are some of its member states still reopening their embassies?
On visit to Turkey's southern Hatay province, Linda Thomas-Greenfield hails Ankara for hosting refugees and allowing international humanitarian aid into war-torn Syria.
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