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Rocket strike on Syria refugee camp kills 10 civilians - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 10 civilians were killed and 30 wounded in Syria by a rocket strike on the Neirab camp for Palestinian refugees close to the city of Aleppo on Tuesday night, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday.

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Rebels say Russia blocks food supply to Syria refugee camp

AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian military police and Syrian troops have blockaded food and goods supply routes to the Rukban refugee camp in Syria in a bid to force thousands of desperate residents to leave the U.S.-protected area near a Pentagon-run base, camp residents and rebels said on Wednesday.

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Russia's Lavrov says conditions exist for Syria refugee return

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Moscow was surprised at the West's position on Syrian refugees and the conditions were there for them to start returning home.

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Lebanon says UNHCR residence visas depend on Syria refugee plan

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon will resume processing residency applications for staff of the United Nations refugee agency when it and other U.N. bodies submit a "clear" plan to return Syrian refugees, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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U.N. appeals for further $4.6 billion for Syrian refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it will need a total of $8 billion this year to provide life-saving assistance to millions of Syrians inside their shattered homeland and to refugees and their host communities in neighbouring countries.

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U.S. downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human trafficking report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has placed Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Haiti on its list of worst human trafficking offenders, drawing guarded praise from some human rights groups following criticism that last year’s State Department report was politicized.

Nation

Another 68 Syrians arrive in Malaysia

SUBANG JAYA: Sixty-eight Syrian migrants have arrived here to make Malaysia their temporary home until the situation in their conflict-torn country normalises.

Nation

Still no place like home for Syrian refugees

ABOUT four years ago, Ahmad Hassan Makur made a very difficult but important decision in his life. Together with his pregnant wife Khadijah Hassad and 10-year-old son, they decided to flee conflict-ridden Syria, leaving behind their oldest son and beloved country.

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Russian military official - Nusra Front could be behind attack on Syria refugee camp

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian military official Igor Konashenkov said on Friday that no Russian aircraft or drones had overflown a Syrian refugee camp which was reportedly hit by air strikes.

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France condemns Syria refugee camp attack, calls for investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Friday condemned air strikes on a refugee camp in Syria and demanded an investigation into what it said was a "revolting and unacceptable act that could amount to a war crime or crime against humanity".