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Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return
Wednesday 13
17:32 2018

Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister has accused the UN refugee agency of discouraging Syrian refugees from returning to their war-torn country as a public spat between the Lebanese government and the agency deepened on Wednesday. "It's time to tell them enough. That's it," Gibran Bassil said to reporters during a visit to the eastern town of Arsal near the border with Syria, days after he ordered a freeze on the renewal of residency permits for UNHCR staff. Bassil was unhappy with the information the agency gives refugees who are planning to return to Syria, which he says include an emphasis on ...

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Summary: UN is angered by Lebanon's decision to freeze renewal of residency permits for staff.

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