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Driver hijacks, sets ablaze school bus in Italy, children flee unharmed

Driver hijacks, sets ablaze school bus in Italy, children flee unharmed

A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said.

'Qatar offering $100mn aid this year to help Syrians'

'Qatar offering $100mn aid this year to help Syrians'

Qatar announced this year a contribution of $100mn to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Fifty-seven male asylum seekers deemed to be a security risk will be sent to a remote Pacific island detention centre for medical treatment instead of Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees were rescued from being trafficked to Malaysia in two separate incidents on Thursday night and Friday morning in the city of Cox's Bazar, officials said on Friday.

QC implements relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

QC implements relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Qatar Charity (QC), with support from benefactors in Qatar, has started the implementation of seven new emergency relief projects to provide the winter needs for more than 226,000 refugees in Lebanon ...

Employers woo refugees amid Austria labour shortage

Employers woo refugees amid Austria labour shortage

Austria's right-wing government might defend tough anti-immigration policies but employers were out to attract refugees at a special jobs fair last week as the country faced pressing labour shortages.

QC implements seven relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

QC implements seven relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Qatar Charity (QC), with support from benefactors in Qatar, has started the implementation of seven new emergency relief projects to provide the winter needs for more than 226,000 refugees in Lebanon in order to help them cope with the cold and snowstorms.

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's quest for resettlement, as the 18-year-old asylum-seeker's case spurred hopes of a major policy turn from Thailand -- a country that does not recognise refugees.

Turkey says almost 300,000 Syrians have gone home

Turkey says almost 300,000 Syrians have gone home

Nearly 300,000 Syrian refugees have returned home since two Turkish military operations in the war-ravaged nation, the Turkish interior minister said Saturday after Ankara warned yet another offensive was being planned.

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

The United Nations has asked Australia to urgently evacuate detainees from the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, saying it bears responsibility for their deteriorating health conditions.

Silatech launches campaign to support young refugees

Silatech launches campaign to support young refugees

Silatech, a leading social organisation based in Qatar, has launched a humanitarian campaign which involves a `competition' to support the needs and requirements of young refugees and internally displaced persons in conflict zones with special focus on countries like Syria.

US announces $185mn aid boost to Myanmar's Rohingya

US announces $185mn aid boost to Myanmar's Rohingya

The United States announced a 185-million-dollar boost in aid to Rohingya refugees late Monday.