Conflict in Syria

Dead Syrian boy's aunt reflects on family's journey, world's refugee response

Alan Kurdi's death thrust his aunt Tima into the international spotlight as a spokeswoman for the refugees' plight.

Mayor Robertson welcomes refugees with open arms

Canada's warm welcome to refugees stands in stark contrast to Republican xenophobia south of the border.

Alan Kurdi's aunt says changes to refugee rules too late to save her nephews

Canadian government officials have invited Tima Kurdi to make another refugee application for one of her brothers and his family.

Municipal federation creates task force to respond to Syrian refugee crisis

OTTAWA — The mayor of Halifax and a city councillor from Vancouver will lead a task force set up by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop a response to the humanitarian crisis facing...

Syrian refugee says there's 'no hope' for families who want to reunite in Canada

Angered by a Hungarian camerawoman tripping a refugee, Agha says it's "extremely hard," for a Syrian to come to Canada.

Government eases rules on Syrian refugee claims but maintains security paramount

Government will issue "thousands more," refugee visas, speed up applictions, and more diplomats to be posted overseas to help handle resettlement.

Tima Kurdi travels to Brussels to call for more help for Syrian refugees

Aunt of little Alan and Galib Kurdi urges Europe not to slam the door on refugees and describes her nephew's death as "message from God," for action.

"Indigenous lives matter," says Mulcair at Vancouver rally

Greeted by passionate cheers on his West Coast stop, Mulcair demands inquiry into those slain or vanished and promises to step up efforts to save Syria's refugees.

No choice, but Syrian refugee in Vancouver considers herself the 'luckiest'

One Syrian who made it here alive says, "I'm one of the luckiest people you will ever find in the whole world, seriously,"

Canada only country to charge refugees interest on travel loans: advocates

Newcomers fleeing war face thousands of dollars in debt as they struggle to rebuild their lives in a new home, often using food money to repay federal loans.