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Police treated us like criminals, say families of girls trafficked to Islamic State in Syria
British authorities accused of interrogating families who came seeking help when their daughters went missing

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

04, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Former IS fighters say they paid way out of Kurdish jail in ‘reconciliation’ scheme
Exclusive: documents also indicate prisoners who pay £6,000 being freed from cells in north-east Syria

Bethan McKernan and Hussam Hammoud

22, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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One-year-old Syrian child dies in forest on Poland-Belarus border
Boy is youngest known victim of crisis as medical workers say family was living in forest for a month

Lorenzo Tondo

18, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Syrian musician Omar Souleyman held on terrorism charges in Turkey
Arrest relates to alleged membership of Kurdistan Workers’ party, which is proscribed by Turkey and the west

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

17, Nov, 2021 @5:14 PM

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‘It’s constant upheaval’: what it’s like to be a displaced Syrian refugee
In the powerful new documentary Simple As Water, the lives of families escaping war to be stranded across the globe are shared

Radheyan Simonpillai

17, Nov, 2021 @5:10 PM

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No man’s land: inside the 19 November Guardian Weekly
Behind Belarus’s engineered migrant crisis. Plus: the highs and lows of Cop26.

Graham Snowdon

17, Nov, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Australia is reopening but thousands of humanitarian visa holders remain stranded overseas
One family sheltering in Iraq say they sold their car to pay for their flights when granted visas before ‘everything changed’

Ben Doherty

17, Nov, 2021 @3:41 AM

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US claims 2019 airstrike that hit Syrian women and children was justified
Baghuz bombing of people trying to escape fighting was covered up, says NY Times report

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Nov, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Turkey bans citizens from Syria, Yemen and Iraq from flying to Minsk
Move comes amid standoff between Belarus and EU over arrival of thousands of people at Polish border

Andrew Roth in Moscow and Lisa O'Carroll

12, Nov, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Tourist visas and flights from Syria – the route to Europe via Belarus
Travel agents in Middle East and migrants who have reached Poland describe how thousands are making the journey

Lorenzo Tondo in Białystok and Martin Chulov in Beirut

12, Nov, 2021 @2:36 PM

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‘A moment in history’: making a perilous sea-crossing with refugees – photo essay
Ahead of a UK exhibition of her photo series Journey in the Death Boat, Güliz Vural describes travelling with Syrians being smuggled to Greece from Turkey

Amie Ferris-Rotman and Isabel Choat

07, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Life, death and limbo in the Calais ‘Jungle’ – five years after its demolition
The refugee camp became notorious in 2015, as 1 million people fled war and danger to come to Europe. Years after it was demolished, 2,000 migrants are still waiting there, at the centre of a political storm

Diane Taylor. Photographs by Graeme Robertson

02, Nov, 2021 @1:09 PM

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