Feb 6, 2016

Australian state premier offers 267 asylum seekers refuge

The premier of an Australian state offered on Saturday to look after a group of asylum seekers facing repatriation to a camp on a remote Pacific island, adding to opposition to the federal government’s policy of offshore detention. Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria state, ...

Syria unsafe so Globe brings Bard to Calais refugee camp, stages 'Hamlet'

Feb 4, 2016

Syria unsafe so Globe brings Bard to Calais refugee camp, stages 'Hamlet'

The Globe theater company took “Hamlet” to Calais on Wednesday, bringing one of William Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies to an audience that almost certainly would rather see it in the famed playwright’s native country. Wednesday’s performance may be among the boldest shows by the Globe ...

Syria aid conference to seek record $9 billion for 2016

Feb 3, 2016

Syria aid conference to seek record $9 billion for 2016

International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion ...

Feb 3, 2016

Syrian aid appeals routinely go underfunded

A look at growing gaps in aid for Syria, with needs rising faster than contributions by donors. U.N. figures show that the five-year-old war has so far displaced more than 11 million Syrians and that multi-billion-dollar aid appeals have routinely been underfunded. Funding gaps ...