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  1. Syrians Face New Hurdle to Lebanon

    The border is tightening, and folks trying to flee Syria into Lebanon face new visa restrictions as of today. Beirut wants to limit the number of war refugees — already numbering over a million — spilling across the frontier. Those seeking entry must now state why they’re coming and be approved for a visa. Lebanese officials claim it’s merely a way to better track refugees. But fears are rising about the fate of asylum seekers, as well as the status of thousands of Syrians already residing in Lebanon.

    Al Jazeera, BBC

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