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Young Syrian refugee is reunited with mother in the UK

SHAFAQNA - Two years after Hasan* fled his home in Syria and six months after he arrived alone in the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, this teenage refugee is sceptical he’s about to be re-united with his mother. The 17-year-old’s latest attempt…

Pope Francis brings 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy on charter plane

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in welcoming refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe's…