Plight of Syrian migrants trying to reach Europe from Algeria


Since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011 several thousand Syrians have taken refuge in Algeria. But in recent years a number of them have been trying to make the often perilous sea crossing from the Algerian coast to Europe. Some have been ripped off by unscrupulous traffickers; others have paid the ultimate price and perished at sea. Nejma Brahim reports from the Algerian port of Oran.

Syrian refugee arrested in France over church attack

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A copy of the passport of the unidentified man was found at the home of Adel Kermiche, one of two men who murdered a priest in Normandy on Tuesday. 

Syrian migrants 'ready to die' to reach British shores

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Dozens of Syrian refugees in France, who have blocked an entry ramp to English Channel ferries in Calais, say they are determined to get to UK.

Britain and France 'will arm Syrian rebels even without EU support'

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Paris and London will call for bringing forward the date of the next European Union meeting on the Syria arms embargo.