Saudi Arabia has defended its efforts to aid Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country, following criticism that Gulf countries were not taking in any refugees since the crisis broke out four years ago.
The kingdom has been on
More than 50 million people were forcibly uprooted worldwide at the end of last year, the highest level since after World War Two, as people fled crises from Syria to South Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.
Half are chi
Funerals for the 44 victims of twin car bombs in Damascus turned into a strong display of support on Saturday for President Bashar Al-Assad, hailed by crowds of mourners who denounced the US for interfering in Syria.
The United Nations exp
Syrian forces killed at least three protesters on Saturday as tens of thousands of people marched again to demand the removal of President Bashar al-Assad on a major religious occasion, activists and residents said.
Syria's ally Iran s
Thousands of Syrians fled into Turkey as Syrian army began a military operation in a restive town near the Turkish border to break up violent protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
At least 15,000 troops had deployed near