Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
As winter approaches making life for the Syrian refugees stuck in Lebanon even more miserable, one aid agency is trying to help by encouraging them to become more self-reliant. Melissa Tabeek reports from Lebanon.
UN aid agencies will present their plans to help mitigate the refugee crisis in Syria and its neighboring countries in Berlin later this week. The conference seeks to better coordinate short- and long-term measures.
According to the UN, the Mediterranean is the deadliest escape route in the world. The international community is not doing enough to prevent refugees from taking this perilous journey, says Karl Kopp of Pro Asyl.
Thirty non-governmental organizations have urged nations distant from Syria's borders to provide long-term sanctuary for at least 180,000 highly endangered refugees. Syria's neighbors are already sheltering 3.6 million.
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