10 March 2016
"Refugees" by Simon Kneebone
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.
By Reuters via The Gaurdian
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.
By Mohammed Al-Khatieb via AlMonitor
During the brittle cease-fire, protesters have returned to Syria's streets to assert that the revolution continues.
via The Gaurdian
Photographer Valery Sharifulin documents the everyday life of people who remain in Aleppo, five years after the country’s civil war began.
Other areas of conflict that are producing millions of refugees beyond the Levant include, Libya, Colombia, Nigeria and Somalia. (UNHCR)
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.
By The Associated Press via USNews & World Report
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.
via AlJazeera and Agencies
EU calls states to take 6,000 refugees a month as thousands endure harsh conditions in camp on Greece's northern border.
via AlJazeera & Reuters
UN envoy de Mistura says federalism would have to be discussed at Geneva talks, amid reports of push from major powers.
By Patrick Wintour via The Guardian
The early release of thousands of political detainees is being seen as the next stumbling block to the Syrian peace talks, due to start in Geneva next Monday and lasting initially for two weeks.
By Al-Akhbar Lebanon via Mideastwire
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 Reese Erlich via Foreign Policy- War in Syria
Tehran says it backs the Syrian cease-fire — but only if it can still hammer “terrorists” the West sees as the valid opposition to Assad
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.
by AlJazeera International
After welcoming one million refugees, attitudes across Germany are changing with confrontations and vitriol on the rise.