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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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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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