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More than 3 million Syrian refugees

The UN refugee agency says that Syrians have become the second largest refugee population in the world after the Palestinians, overtaking Afghans, who had held that place for more than three decades. According to a report about the situation on mid year 2014, there were more than 3 million Syrian refugees in June which represents […]

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More than a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The are already more than a million refugees from Syria in Lebanon, according to the UNHCR. Which means that almost one of four residents in the country are now refugees.

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Call for a "localised" ceasefire in Syria

Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
– Did you hear it?: “Kerry, Lavrov call for ‘localized’ ceasefire in Syria ahead of Geneva II talks”.
– I wonder what “localized” exactly means.

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Ariel Sharon

Eight years in comma before death. Terrible. Ariel Sharon has been politically dead since 2006. Now he’s been praised by some as a man of peace and a pragmatic. But his years as a Prime Minister were ones of great violence.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon hit by winter storm

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are ramping up efforts to assist more than 800,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon who are facing the onslaught of cold weather, rains and snowfall as a massive winter storm named “Alexa” moves across the region, the UN news service informs.

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1.1 million Syrian refugee children

Over 1.1 million Syrian children have registered as refugees with UNHCR worldwide. Of this number, some 75 per cent are under the age of 12. Children represent 52 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population, which now exceeds 2.2 million.

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Dangerous situation in Lebanon

Lebanon is suffering hardly the consequences of the Syrian war. The flow of refugees and the violence threaten to destabilise the country.

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Thousands of Syrians flying from the war enter Lebanon

About 10,000 refugees from Syria crossed the border with Lebanon on the last two days trying to escape from new battles in the border area close to the Bekaa Valley.

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More than one fourth of Lebanon's population made up of Syrian refugees

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman called on United Nations Member States to boost their assistance to the hundreds of thousands of Syrians that have fled the crisis in their country, while urging for a political solution to end the conflict.

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More than 100,000 in St. Peter's Square praying for peace

More than a hundred thousand people gathered in St- Peter’s Square on Saturday evening in response to Pope Francis’ appeal for a day of fasting and prayer for peace. Sunday morning the Pope urged everybody to continue praying for peace in Syria Lebanon Iraq and Egypt, condemned the proliferation of wars and conflicts and questioned whether they were wars about problems or commercial wars to sell arms on the black market.

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