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March 30, 2017 7:24 PM There Are Now More Than 5 Million Syrian Refugees, U.N. Says

More than 5 million Syrians have fled their country as it has been torn apart by civil war over the past six years, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday. The announcement came one year after a conference in Geneva where countries promised to help resettle 500,000 refugees. Since then, only half of those refugees have found places to call home. “We still 48

March 30, 2017 3:28 PM Officials: Mysterious blast in east Lebanon kills 2 Syrians

BEIRUT – Lebanese security officials say a mysterious explosion near the country's border with Syria has killed two Syrians and wounded three. The officials say Thursday's blast on the outskirts of the border town of Arsal burned a small truck that the five people were using. The officials say it wasn't clear if the bomb was in the pickup truck or on the road. The officials 40

March 22, 2017 3:53 PM Anti-ISIS Coalition Says No Indication It Hit Civilians Near Raqqa

Opposition monitoring groups said coalition aircraft struck a school sheltering homeless Syrians, killing at least 33 people BEIRUT—The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said Wednesday it had “no indication” that its aircraft carried out an airstrike this week that according to opposition monitoring groups left at least 33 Syrians dead in a school 40

March 21, 2017 2:54 PM The Daily 202: Antonin Scalia’s ghost casts a long shadow over Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court hearing

THE BIG IDEA: The first day of the confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch often felt like a referendum on the man he has been nominated to replace. Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally met to consider a successor. Last year’s Republican blockade of Merrick Garland ensured 120

March 15, 2017 4:41 PM Dozens killed in suicide attacks on Syrian uprising anniversary

BEIRUT — Suicide bombers killed dozens of people in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, the sixth anniversary of antigovernment protests that devolved into one of the deadliest wars of the century. Syrian state media said a first attacker detonated his payload outside the largest courthouse in Damascus, known as Justice Palace. Hours later, it reported 59

March 15, 2017 2:48 PM Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital, killing at least 30

DAMASCUS, Syria — Suicide bombers hit the main judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people, according to state media, spreading fear across Syria’s capital as the country’s civil war enters its seventh year. The first attacker struck inside the Justice Palace, located near the famous and crowded Hamidiyeh market 68

February 18, 2017 3:30 PM Thousands in Barcelona urge Spain to take in more refugees

BARCELONA, Spain – Thousands of protesters are marching in Barcelona to demand that Spain's conservative-led government increase efforts to take in more refugees who have fled the war in Syria and other violent conflicts. Spain has taken in just 1,100 refugees of the over 17,000 it has pledged to accept. Marchers on Saturday held a large banner and small 40

February 17, 2017 2:35 PM Pope: Migration isn't a danger, it's a challenge for growth

Pope Francis, who was reunited Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he brought home with him from Lesbos, Greece, said migrants don't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow. Francis made the comments during a visit to the Roma Tre university, one of the main public universities in the Italian capital. There 35

February 16, 2017 6:27 AM Businesses across U.S. close for 'Day Without Immigrants'

Businesses in cities across the country prepared to close Thursday as immigrants boycott their jobs, classes and shopping. Immigrants in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and other major U.S. cities plan to stay home Thursday as part of a strike called "A Day Without Immigrants." Coming on the heels of roundups of undocumented immigrants 53

February 15, 2017 4:27 PM Syrians, Looking for Solace, Gather to Play Risk, a Board Game About War

The 1957 Hasbro war simulation, with multiple factions vying for territory, strikes a chord with Syrians inside and outside the country; ‘everyone wants to be green’ GAZIANTEP, Turkey—It was late in the war, and alliances were fraying. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime had lost its foothold in Africa, the Kurdish militia was rampaging through 85