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101 celebrities to raise funds for refugees worldwide

One hundred and one celebrities are coming together to raise funds for refugees worldwide by donating their jeans to be painted by fashion designer and artist Johny Dar, for a project called ‘Jeans for Refugees’. The celebri

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From Congo to Brazil, refugee lives Olympic dream

Growing up as an orphan in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Popole Misenga never imagined he would be competing in the Olympic Games in his adopted city of Rio de Janeiro, much less for a new refugee team. But on August

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Syria war could spark confrontation between powers

The chance of unintentional confrontation between foreign powers involved in Syria has risen as its five-year-old conflict turns into a proxy war influenced by increasingly engaged outside powers, a European think-tank said on Wednesday.

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Istanbul bomber ‘entered Turkey as refugee’

An Islamic State suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district entered Turkey as a refugee from Syria and went undetected as he was not on any watch lists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on We

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RCO-built school for Syrian refugee children opens

A school for Syrian refugee children in Jordan built by Bahrain has officially opened its doors. The 2,135-sq-m, solar-powered Bahrain School was constructed in Irbid Governorate, north of the capital Amman, under an agreement signed between t

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Commercial ships scoop up desperate human cargo

In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper. A brewing storm threatened to capsize thei

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Refugee exodus stirs Arab emotions

When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria's nearby war have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states.

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EU migrant crisis: Austria agrees to take in refugees

More than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded scores of buses provided by Hungary's government and arrived before dawn Saturday on the bo

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GCC ‘lacks refugee help programmes’

A lack of refugee programmes in Gulf states is one of the main reasons thousands of Syrians and Iraqis flee to Europe, according to a leading analyst. Europe was the ‘natural’ choice for migrants because of a liberal social welfare

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Bahrain outlines sustainable development to UN

A document outlining the Arab world’s position on sustainable development was presented to the United Nations (UN) yesterday (July 7) by Bahrain’s Social Development Minister Faeqa Al Saleh. It is known as the “B

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