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Bahrain to build $3.5m complex for Syrian refugees

Bahrain will build a $3.5 million medical centre and residential complex for Syrian refugees in Jordan. The project will be constructed in Al Azraq refugee camp - Jordan's second largest camp - and is expected to be completed

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UAE economy boosts Sharjah property market

The strong growth of the UAE economy has also been mirrored at an emirate level in Sharjah and this has boosted demand in both the residential and commercial property markets in the emirate, according to international real estate consultancy Clu

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Lebanon economy to grow by 2pc

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Lebanon's economy will grow by two per cent in 2014 and a "modest 4 per cent over the medium term," despite two years of violence, political paralysis and a huge refugee influx.

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100s of fleeing Syrian refugees reach Italian coast

Hundreds of Syrian refugees have been rescued in rough seas and brought to Italy's southern coast in the last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday. Three boats carrying 809 refugees and possibly some migrants, inc

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20,000 Syrian refugees cross into Iraq: UN

Over 20,000 Syrian refugees have entered northern Iraq since Thursday in one of the largest crossings in the more than two-year-old conflict and the influx is continuing, the United Nations said on Monday. Syrians began pouring in

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Snowden gets refugee status; leaves airport

Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after Russia granted him refugee status, ending more than a month in limbo in the transit area.   A lawye

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Dubai Cares highlights plight of refugee children

Dubai Cares highlighted the plight of 43.3 million people worldwide, 46 per cent of them children, forcibly displaced from their homes and communities on the occasion of World Refugee Day. The UAE-based philanthropic organisation,

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Lebanon at breaking point, needs help: PM

  Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has urged Arab states to help his country cope with a flood of Syrian refugees who are stretching its scarce resources and will need at least $370 million in support this year.

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Share the burden, Lebanon urges world

  President Michel Suleiman called on Monday for international action to help Lebanon cope with a deluge of refugees from the war in neighbouring Syria which he said threatened to set his volatile country ablaze. &nb

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Syria refugee crisis: One million and counting

  One million people have fled Syria's civil war, piling pressure on the country's neighbours who are struggling to support them, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.   Aroun

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