The Turkish government has speeded up its efforts to impose a safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian border to deal with a huge exodus of refugees
Authorities repeatedly said no foreign fighters will be allowed to cross Turkey to reach Iraq or Syria, whether they fight for the Syrian opposition or for ISIL. Turkey will 'never close its door' to refugees, says PM
The storm is forecast to last several days, threatening further disruption in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which have all been affected.
Over 3 million Syrians have arrived in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq during Syria's nearly four year war. Many now live in abject poverty as another winter bites.
Some 1,122 -over 26 percent of total- of foreign-partnered companies were founded directly by Syrians or as partners with local businessmen between January and November.
Turkey's AFAD says the government spent nearly $12 million in aid to shelter-seekers from Kobani
About 1.7 million refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt will have their electronic food vouchers topped up by mid-December, so they can purchase food in local shops.
Turkey has repeatedly urged the international community in the past to do more to help the Syrian refugees.
Syrian refugees across the Middle East, some in exile for a fourth winter, face freezing temperatures, hunger and increasing hostility from locals as governments struggle to cope.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides will travel to Turkey"
HRW said the refugees, living in their cars after fleeing the ISIL onslaught in Syria, were stuck in the minefield because Turkey had refused entry for vehicles and livestock
The United Nation’s World Food Program has launched a 72-hour social media campaign to raise $64 million for Syrian refugees.
In Turkey, widely praised for hosting around half Syria's estimated 3.2 million refugees, the influx threatens to upset the country's delicate social balance
With the ongoing war in Syria, nearly 3 million children deprived of their human rights are struggling to survive in refugee camps. The Mardin-Syrian Assitance Platform President Mehmet Timuragaoglu, has called out for aiding these children.
U.N. World Food Programme stops providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt
Former Turkish president says instability spreading across Mideast due to inability to find solution in Palestine.
Humanitarian chief tells Security Council that delivery of aid from Turkey and Jordan to rebel-held areas in Syria has 'made a difference.'
The U.S. planned to admit close to 7,000 refugees from Turkey in the coming year, including Iraqis, Iranians, and a growing number of Syrians, the statement said
Turkish foreign minister said "We have no hesitation on the removal of Assad," during a live TV interview
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the Syrian refugee problem was not 'discussed in details' at the G20 summit in Australia
As the number of Syrians in Turkey reaches 1.6 million, the government contemplates crucial long-term plan to ease Syrian adaptation to Turkish society