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  • Macedonia shuts border to migrants

    Macedonia has said it will no longer let any migrants through its border with Greece, effectively blocking the Balkan route north.

  • 2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

    Two suspected people-smugglers go on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.

  • Alan Kurdi’s father's Christmas message

    Three months after the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old who's body washed up on a beach, his Abdullah bears a Christmas message to the world.

  • Migrant crisis: New routes sought amid impasse in Balkans

    Migrants stranded in Croatia are making renewed efforts to head north despite moves by Slovenia and Hungary to hold them back.

  • The world wakes up to Aylan

    The picture of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach, has recently caused outrage around the world.


    Although hundreds of nameless refugees from Africa and Middle East have perished in the Mediterranean in the last one-year, the world will never forget the image of the three-year old, cute and well-dressed Aylan Kurdi in a red shirt and blue pants, whose body was lying face down in the sand of Bodrum in Turkey.

  • Make Aylan's home safe

    What is the role of world leaders in the crisis? Instead of taking any effective initiative to stop the war, they are providing support to both the Syrian government and the opposition groups, militarily, logistically and diplomatically.

  • A Quiet Repose

    Aylan Kurdi, another sweet and innocent child, laid in eternal slumber on a Turkish beach, claimed by the horrendous cruelty, imbecilic greed, and unfathomable excesses of a world gone astray, a world nurtured by those who control it for profit and frolic.

  • Nilufer Demir who photographed drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi.

    Sight of drowned Syrian boy petrified photographer Nilüfer Demir

    Photo-reporter Nilüfer Demir explains the moment she shot the picture showing a Syrian toddler’s lifeless body washing ashore Turkey’s Aegean coast.

  • Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled

    The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled.

  • Image of dead child on beach shakes the world

    The image of little Aylan Kurdi is hammering home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world, largely through social media.