Russian army says 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home

MOSCOW: The Russian military said nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home in recent months, a fraction of the estimated 5.6 million Syrians who have fanned out across the world fleeing the seven-year conflict. Moscow and the government in Damascus have been encouraging refugees to repatriate, arguing that the violence has

Syrian refugee challenges therapy stigma

Hana al-Ali broke a stigma when she opened up to a therapist about the strains she faced as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Now, she is encouraging other refugees to talk through their problems. Pregnant with her second child, Ali escaped the Syrian city of Raqqa some six years ago to

Syrian refugee challenges therapy stigma

Hana al-Ali broke a stigma when she opened up to a therapist about the strains she faced as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Now, she is encouraging other refugees to talk through their problems. Pregnant with her second child, Ali escaped the Syrian city of Raqqa some six years ago to

Russia and Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib region from which "radical" rebels will be required to withdraw by the middle of next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart. Russia, the biggest

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