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November 21, 2016 1:01 AM Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra unites musicians who fled war to Germany

Syrian orchestra brings refugees toghether Artist Jawad no longer lives in Syria, though he says he is "Syrian by kismet," having lived through the rise of President Bashar Al-Assad's rule prior to the demonstrations and subsequent civil war's beginning, in 2011. Like the majority of Syria, Syria's conscripted army was mostly Sunni Muslim. At the start 52

November 18, 2016 4:08 PM Battle for Aleppo escalates, U.N. sees 'bleak moment'

BEIRUT Syrian rebels fought fiercely with pro-government forces trying to advance into opposition-held areas of eastern Aleppo on Friday and warplanes kept up their bombardment of the area in a renewed bid by Damascus to retake the entire city. The U.N. humanitarian adviser said on Friday the besieged population of eastern Aleppo faced a "very bleak 29

November 16, 2016 12:51 PM Syrian President: Trump could be a ‘natural ally’

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian and Russian forces pushed on with their bombardment of Aleppo Wednesday, one day after the two militaries announced a full-scale offensive to retake the contested Syrian city. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says 20 civilians have been killed in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts under 31

November 15, 2016 10:06 AM Airstrike Targets Third Syrian Hospital Within 24 Hours, Monitor Says

An airstrike targeted and bombed a hospital in rebel-held territory west of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo early Tuesday, the third medical facility to be hit in a day, according to a monitoring group. Unidentified aircraft struck the Baghdad hospital with rockets in the village of Awaijel, killing one person and injuring staff and patients, said the U.K.-based 35

November 4, 2016 1:23 PM 2 U.S. military trainers killed in gunfire from security forces at Jordan base

AMMAN, Jordan — At least two U.S. military trainers in Jordan were fatally shot by security forces Friday when their vehicle failed to stop at the gate of a military base, Jordanian officials said. The Pentagon said one U.S. military service member was killed and two were critically injured in the gunfire. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately 37

November 2, 2016 12:11 AM The Damascus Paradox: Everyday Life In A Country Torn By War

At Damascus University, Syria's oldest and largest institution of higher education, students casually stroll the sprawling campus. Female students sport salon-fresh locks or smart white headscarves. Skinny jeans are still in fashion. The sounds are of fountains and chirping birds, not of bombs. A naïve tourist could be forgiven for forgetting there is a brutal 53

October 31, 2016 12:50 PM Lebanese lawmakers pick Hezbollah-ally Michel Aoun to end presidential logjam

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s parliament ended a more than two-year leadership vacuum Monday, electing as president a former general supported by the powerful Hezbollah militia to give the Iranian-backed militia even wider clout in Lebanon’s affairs. The selection of Michel Aoun, a Christian, highlights the complex alliances among Lebanon’s various factions as the country 64

October 31, 2016 12:11 PM Michel Aoun Rises to Lebanese Presidency, Ending Power Vacuum

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Michel Aoun, a charismatic retired general, polarizing Christian politician and ally to Hezbollah, was chosen president of Lebanon on Monday morning, ending a two-and-a-half-year vacuum that had tested the country’s ability to function without political leadership. Mr. Aoun, 81, has developed a fervent political base of supporters who consider 58

October 29, 2016 2:46 PM 'The Jungle is Finished' in Calais: What Happens to Refugees Now?

Late on Wednesday morning, a group of migrant women marched down a dirt road in “The Jungle,” a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France, a northern town not far from the United Kingdom. “Please, please help us,” the women shouted. “Why you don’t want us? Tell us the reason!” For two days, French authorities had been closing the camp, trying to resettle 52

October 27, 2016 1:29 PM EU to Sanction 10 Syrians Over Aleppo Conflict

There is growing criticism in Europe of the attacks on rebel-held eastern Aleppo by Syrian and Russian forces BRUSSELS—The European Union has agreed to add 10 Syrians to its sanctions list, including high-ranking military officials and other senior figures linked to the regime, the bloc announced on Thursday. According to people familiar with discussions 31