The Mass Return of Refugees Is Not Part of the Syrian Regime’s Survival Plan

At a time when 800 people are believed to have died in the regime’s three-week assault on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta it seems odd that Syrian refugees are now under increasing pressure to return home to an uncertain fate. Yet that is what is happening: there is a perception in countries that host refugees that the regime has stabilised, the conflict is winding down and it is time to discuss an orderly return.

Coldplay Release Song to Support Migrants

English rockers Coldplay have released a new song written with ambient legend Brian Eno, with proceeds to support migrants who make the dangerous journey to Europe across the Mediterranean. "Aliens," released late Thursday alongside an animated video, is the latest single from Coldplay's upcoming EP "Kaleidoscope."