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Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees

New York: Storm-force winds and snow across Lebanon have worsened the plight for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who’ve been forced from their homes by nearly eight years of co ...

Saudi teen Rahaf arrives in Canada where she has been granted asylum

Toronto: A Saudi teenager, who has been escaping from her family, has arrived in Canada after the nation granted her asylum.  

Saudi girl Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun granted asylum in Australia, claims Thai official

Bangkok: The Australian government has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family,  media repo ...

Amid troop build-up in Rohingya's home state, UN appeals to Myanmar for peaceful solution

New York: Major fighting in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state has so far been avoided following clashes between armed separatists and national security forces who are increasing troo ...

How to stay in shape and step up support for refugees

New York: At a time of year when many resolve to get fit, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the huge distances many are forced to cover to escape ...

Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun seeks asylum in Canada

Bangkok: Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who has claimed that she has escaped from her family the Middle-east nation, on Tuesday sought asylum in Canada.

China welcomes UN in Xinjiang amid reports it has passed law to reshape Islam

Beijing: Amid reports that China is following a deradicalization programme by passing a new law that makes "Islam compatible with socialism", the government in Beijing on Monday ...

Rights defenders jailed in Bahrain and UAE should be released unconditionally, UN urges

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for the immediate release of a prominent human rights defender in Bahrain, after the country’s highest court rejected a final ...

DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result

New York: The post-election environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “calm but tense” as the country waits for the results of the presidential poll, the UN ...