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Syrians return home to spend Ramadan holiday

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SHAFAQNA - Anadolu Agency | by Handan Kazanci: 39,000 Syrians have already returned to liberated areas in Syria, says Turkish migration official.   Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to their home country for the Ramadan holiday…

New Syrian flashpoint: Tensions in Idlib pose a threat to the 'entire world'

SHAFAQNA- Escalating tensions and clashes between militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib threaten to introduce a fresh wave of bloodshed to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. Notable Syrian military analyst Maj. Gen. Muhammed…

Turkey to grant citizenship to 7,000 highly qualified Syrians

SHAFAQNA- Turkey's government is about to sign an order granting citizenship to a total of 7,000 highly qualified Syrians who "will not create a security problem", local media reported on Sunday. The country's Interior Ministry’s Directorate…

Syrian refugees find ‘new family’ at GTA supermarket

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SHAFAQNA- Adonis Supermarket has extended a helping hand to Syrian refugees, hiring dozens of newcomers at its two GTA locations. On any given day, when shoppers walk into Adonis Supermarket, they will likely be greeted by a recently arrived…

Canadian children’s choir welcome Syrian refugees with oldest Islamic song Tala al-Badru Alayna

SHAFAQNA- Late on Thursday night the first 163 of a planned 25,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Canada, and were greeted and given winter coats by prime minister Justin Trudeau. The day after their arrival, a video of a choir singing one of…

Syrian refugee numbers higher than stated by UN

SHAFAQNA- A new analysis published last week by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy reported that the UN says the number of the Syrian refugees is 4.2 million and this number is expected to “increase sharply” during the coming…

Syrian refugees are not wanted in Ireland because they’re Muslim, Irish aid worker claims

orth Lebanon in 2013. He has witnessed indescribable horror and heartache in a situation he has compared to “Armageddon”. This week the Irish Government confirmed it will take in 4,000 people under “relocation and resettlement”…