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Editorial: Syria demands a new policy

Typhoid and hepatitis outbreaks are spreading. At least 70,000 people are dead, and there are 850,000 refugees. After covering the battle for Damascus for a month, my colleague – photographer Goran Tomasevic – declared the situation a “bloody stalemate” this … Continue reading

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As war in Syria continues, refugees in Turkey open a high school

By: Jenna Johnson At a new school for teenage Syrian refugees, in a still-under-construction apartment building near a Turkish hospital, psychology has been added to the standard Syrian curriculum. Turkish is now required, too. But the course about the legacy … Continue reading

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UN chief condemns blast on Syria border

New York – UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly blast in a minibus on the Turkey-Syria border amid concern that violence in Syria would spill over to its neighbors, a spokesman said. The vehicle exploded on Monday in the … Continue reading

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Editorial: Israel plays a new game with old rules

Last week newspapers reported that Israel attacked Syria. It is true that Israeli planes attacked a Syrian convoy carrying antiaircraft weapons. However this does not mean that the attack targeted Syria. The main target of the raid seems to be … Continue reading

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Syria: Authorize Cross-Border Humanitarian Aid

Syria should urgently agree that humanitarian aid may be brought into the country across all of its borders, including from Turkey. Syria’s allies, including Russia, should press Syria to consent to such transfers, Human Rights Watch said. Donors should not … Continue reading

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Blast kills 10 at Turkish customs gate on Syrian border

A blast ripped through a busy Turkish customs gate on the border with Syria on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, Turkey’s semiofficial Anatolian agency said. “It’s like hell. People are injured,” said a Turkish smuggler who … Continue reading

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Dispatch: With Little to Nothing, Syria’s Internally Displaced Depend on Handouts

Ten-year-old Nesma shouted in Arabic, her eyes furious and filling with tears. Standing at the back of a line of dozens of veiled women and young girls, she had lost patience waiting for her 4-month-old sister’s diaper and formula ration … Continue reading

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Video: Syria’s neighbors worry fighting will spill over

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Syrian refugees need billion euros

More Syrian refugees step off a bus in Jordan, into uncertainty. The UN has said 30,000 have arrived since the start of this year. Zaatari, the main camp, has been welcoming them every day, but what this means is families … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees in Turkey vote for camp leaders in elections touted as practice in democracy

Thousands of Syrians in a refugee camp voted Thursday to select camp leaders and administrators in elections the Turkish government has described as a practice for democracy. But with the sound of gunfire reverberating from across the border, gloom reigned … Continue reading

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