Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organisation, called on Lebanese authorities to amend the citizenship law that discriminates against Lebanese women married to foreigners. The law dictates that a Lebanese mother can not give citizenship to her children, while a Lebanese man, married to a foreigner, can.
According to Syrians for Truth and Justice, a Syrian NGO, Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds are deprived of their Syrian citizenship due to the 1962 census. The group also estimates that over 46,000 Syrian Kurds remain stateless.
Syrian refugees living in Turkey are returning home by the thousands for Eid al-Adha, and the border crossing facilities are working overtime to facilitate the process. The director of public relations and information in Bab al-Hawa crossing said that over 30,000 Syrians had crossed in the past week.
In the multicultural city of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, a Syrian refugee made her life taking care of the Syriac Mor Petrus and Mor Pavlus church. The refugee who arrived in Mardin in 2016 says it is hard for her to return to Syria.