By Matthew Holehouse, Brussels, Peter Foster and Raziye Akkoc via The Telegraph
Thousands of Syrian refugees could be taken from Turkey and resettled in Europe, under "one-for-one" migrant swap deal, intended to end the deadly Aegean sea crossings and encourage refugees to stay in Turkish camps.
The ceasefire between rebel groups and Syria does not include Isis militants. The US and its allies struck 12 Islamic State targets in Iraq and two in Syria on Friday, human rights group reports civilians killed in ceasefire violations.
Update by, The Associated Press, Greece via AlArabiya
A Balkan Route: The Macedonian officials said the restrictions imposed Sunday means that people from Aleppo in Syria, for example, can enter Macedonia from Greece, but those from the Syrian capital of Damascus or the Iraqi capital of Baghdad cannot.
A new trade deal with Europe, a rush of foreign investment and ambitious public works are to put 200,000 Syrian refugees to work in Jordan in what the international community says is a precedent-setting new approach to the biggest displacement crisis in decades.
Al-Akhbar of Lebanon reports that the “cessation of the hostilities” agreement constituted the last instance that highlighted the gap between the Higher Negotiation Committee and the armed groups affiliated to it on the one hand and the western supported and the general international tone on the other hand (including the UN bodies).
By Lydia Tomkiw Sigah via International Business Times
Since late 2015, Canada has warmly welcomed 26,166 Syrian refugees, and an additional 2,382 refugees have been approved to resettle in 260 communities across the country, while the U.S. has managed to resettle 955 refugees.