Bassil continues his accusations against U.N. refugee agency

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister escalated his row with the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR on Wednesday, accusing it at a news conference of working to stop refugees from returning to Syria. UNHCR has denied the accusation, saying it supports the return of refugees when it is safe for them

Lebanon accuses UNHCR of “intimidating” Syrian refugees

By Middle East Affairs Come Friday, Lebanon will be taking measures against the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR according to Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. Bassil announced that he has frozen residency applications of the United Nations’ refugee agency staff. Lebanon is keen to get Syrian refugees out of its borders, while the UNHCR

Syria wants refugees in Lebanon to return home

(AP)BEIRUT: Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon says his country wants Syrian refugees in its tiny neighbor to return home to help in the reconstruction of the war-torn country. Ali Abdul-Karim Ali made his comments Monday after handing a letter to caretaker Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil from his Syrian counterpart related to Syrian