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Recruiting child soldiers in Syria: How to stop it?

The United Nations says recruiting child soldiers has become commonplace in Syria, with several groups using children in combat.<p>Since the rise of the …

Dozens of child soldiers recruited by Isil in Syria killed since the start of 2015

Since the start of the year, the extremist group has recruited more than 1,100 children, using them to execute prisoners and suicide bomb attacks<p>More than 50 child soldiers recruited by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria have been killed since the beginning of this year, a …

Human Rights

More than 4 million refugees have now fled Syria, UN says

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years, the United Nations said Thursday.<p>A recent wave of people leaving Syria and an update of Turkish statistics confirmed the tragic milestone, …

Middle East
European Union

Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.<p>Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee …

Middle East

The International Community Must Come Together to Agree a Peace Plan for Syria, and Help Refugees Return to Where Their Hearts Lie

We travelled for several days, sleeping out, until the Jordanian army picked us up in a truck and brought us here." Such was the matter of fact …

Middle East