Syrian refugees' misery fuels desperation to reach Europe

DEIR ZANOUN, Lebanon - Both women fled Syria after their normal...migrants have endured this year.In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Rim Helal is willing...Syrian refugees scattered around Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and other Arab nations is one...
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Lebanon's economy ravaged by Syria

...from the Syrian war has cost neighboring Lebanon billions of dollars, deeply damaged week to try to raise aid to relieve Lebanon's heavy financial burden. U.N. Secretary-General...the Syrian conflict, spillovers onto Lebanon have rapidly moved beyond the humanitarian...
As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

...unintentionally tapped into frustration in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria with what many see as a government-held neighborhoods.Lebanon, however, had been relatively calm for...why I wasn't posting about Beirut and Lebanon," said Motta, who lives in San Bernardino...
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Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...Coming soon after the Islamic State group claimed the downing of the Russian plane in Egypt and deadly suicide bombings in Lebanon and Turkey, the Paris attacks appear to signal a fundamental shift in strategy toward a more global approach that experts...
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French hunt 2nd fugitive

...Standing next to Hollande at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday, Kerry said the carnage in Paris, along with recent attacks in Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey, made it clear that more pressure must be brought to bear on Islamic State extremists.A cease-fire between...
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Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...serious than what some people imagine," Lebanon's army chief, Gen. Jean Kahwaji...municipal building and an army checkpoint, Lebanon's state news agency reported. Local...he was being brought to a hospital in Lebanon after being wounded while fighting Syrian...
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Russian troops already in Syria, Israel says

...archenemy Iran, as well as the Shiite Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon.Israeli officials believe that Iran has sent hundreds of...beleaguered forces. Hezbollah forces, sent in from neighboring Lebanon, have also suffered heavy losses.While Israel has no interest...
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EU sends $1B to agencies helping at refugee camps

...the meeting.Proposals they discussed also included deploying more personnel to patrol EU borders, and boosting support to Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan to help them cope with the millions fleeing the fighting in Syria.Around half a million people have fled...
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Migrant tragedy in Greek seas shows dangers as winter nears

...migrant season ending by autumn is overturned by intensifying fighting in Syria and overcrowding in refugee centers in Turkey and Lebanon. Asylum applications in the European Union are expected to exceed 1 million this year, higher that the peak of 700,000...
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Battle shaping up in European Union over migrant quotas

...drop in the ocean for an economic power like the EU, where a half-billion people live, compared with efforts by Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, which are hosting more than 4 million refugees, mostly from Syria.But despite the troubling scenes of drowned...
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