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Longing to learn: Syrian refugee children in crisis


Refugee children can enroll in schools without proof of legal status. However, stringent residency regulations remain a significant barrier for Syrian families.

Germany warns Turkey after arrest of activist


Germany has summoned the Turkish ambassador in Berlin and threatened to suspend European Union aid payments after the arrest of six human rights activists including a German citizen, CGTN reports.

Israel, Visegrad Four call for renewal of EU-Israel ties


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the support of the leaders of the Visegrad Four (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia) regarding the critics of the European Union (EU) against Israel, in a joint press conference held here on Wednesday.

Syria stresses resolve to continue fighting terrorism


Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Wednesday that his government will continue to fight terrorism "relentlessly," according to state news agency SANA.

Netanyahu slams EU policy on Israel as "absolutely crazy"


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed the EU policy on Israel as "absolutely crazy," local media reported.

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari citizens


Egypt has abolished visa-free travel for Qataris, the latest measure taken against Doha in the ongoing Gulf crisis.

Spotlight: U.S. sanctions Iran after recertifying Tehran's compliance with nuclear deal


The United States on Tuesday slapped new sanctions on 18 entities and individuals linked to Iran's ballistic missile program and other non-nuclear activities.

EU top diplomat to visit Kuwait as part of mediation efforts to end Gulf crisis


European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit Kuwait on Sunday as part of the intensified mediation efforts to end the Gulf standoff, the official news agency KUNA reported Monday.

IS confirms death of top leader al-Baghdadi


The Islamic State (IS) militant group has confirmed the death of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a local news website reported on Tuesday.

Arab quartet says US-Qatari terror accord 'insufficient'


An agreement between Qatar and the United States on combating terror funding is "insufficient", and the sanctions on Qatar remain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates said in a joint statement on Tuesday.