Category: Syrians

Death Toll From Migrant Shipwreck Off Tunisia Rises to 17

TUNIS—The death toll from a migrant shipwreck off Tunisia on Friday has risen to 17 people, most of them Syrians, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, a civil protection official told Reuters on Saturday. He said the coastguard recovered five bodies on Saturday, after finding 12 on Friday. A search was still…


4 Syrians Die After Burning Coal for Heat in South Lebanon

BEIRUT—A Syrian mother and her three children died in their sleep after inhaling toxic fumes from burning coal to heat their room in a village in southern Lebanon, a rescue group said Sunday. Youssef al-Dor, an official with Resala Health Ambulance Association, said he transported the bodies to be buried from a hospital where the…