Daily Archives: October 26, 2012

Dozens killed as Syria cease-fire ends within hours

The first day of a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict in observance of the Eid al-Adha holiday went as many observers had expected: It was violated within hours, and both sides blamed each other. The four-day truce, which began Friday … Continue reading

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Difficulties of schooling Syria’s refugee children

Syrian refugees, trying to bring some normality to their new life in Turkey, are setting up schools for their children. But this is not always with the blessing of their host, as the BBC’s James Reynolds finds out. “We are … Continue reading

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Syria Eid al-Adha ceasefire marred by clashes

Syrian activists have reported a series of clashes in violation of a ceasefire to mark a four-day Islamic holiday.     Violence appeared to have died down as the ceasefire period began on Friday morning, before reports of fighting in … Continue reading

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