Daily Archives: September 14, 2012

Pope says arms import to Syria a ‘grave sin’

Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for a halt to the flow of arms into Syria, saying it would help end a civil war that has killed many thousands of people and which Christians fear could bring Islamists to power. In … Continue reading

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How Syria’s Refugee Crisis Is Spinning Out of Control Beyond Its Borders

Many people in the Middle East have fled their home country over the years to seek refuge or resettle, with some eventually returning home and others making new homes. It began noticeably with the establishment of the state of Israel, … Continue reading

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Death and Daily Bread

By: Anna Neistat A young nurse in Aleppo’s Dar Al-Shifa hospital methodically turned the pages of her massive notebook, giving me names of people killed and wounded in recent attacks, day by day. She paused and sighed as she reached … Continue reading

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Jolie Fears for Syrian Refugees in Winter

ANKARA, Turkey — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says that with winter approaching, she is concerned about the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians forced to flee their homes. Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency, was speaking … Continue reading

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Editorial: Under Syrian Shells

By: Barak Barfi As I write these lines, Syrian forces are shelling the village outside Aleppo where I am staying. Earlier this day, fighter jets bombed the hamlet, forcing people to take shelter with their crying children in stairwells and … Continue reading

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US Praises Poles Who Helped Americans in Syria

WARSAW, Poland — The United States is recognizing Polish diplomats who assisted American citizens in conflict-torn Syria earlier this year. Among other tasks, the five diplomats helped identify and recover from Syria the body of U.S. citizen Marie Colvin, a … Continue reading

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Video: Angelina Jolie in Jordan

American actress Angelina Jolie visits the Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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Syria’s displaced fear homelessness as school year starts

By: Oliver Holmes Tens of thousands of Syrians who moved into schools after air strikes and fighting drove them from their homes will be on the move again on Sunday when the government plans to start the school year despite … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Act in Syria

By: Mark Natz The conflict in Syria now appears to be in stalemate; the Assad regime is unable to repress its opponents, but the Syrian opposition is also unable to overthrow the Assad regime. The conflict, then, rages on with … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Syria today

More than 20,000 people — most of them civilians — have been killed in Syria’s 18-month crisis. The violence continued unabated Wednesday with fierce attacks reported across the country. Here are the latest developments in the Syrian civil war: On … Continue reading

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