Syria

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged lawmakers to act at their "bipartisan best" and authorize new power for the U.S. to wage, without geographical constraints, open-ended war on Islamic militants. Kerry made the comments in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His specific ask was for new authorization for use of...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Following news reports and statements from the Pentagon, Iranian officials on...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
"This couldn't come at a worse time," stated UN High Commissioner for Refugees...

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Fleeing the Syrian war, thousands of Syrian and Palestinian refugees daily attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, where they pay human traffickers to smuggle them to Sweden and political asylum. Many die at sea before they ever get to make their journey inside an already unwelcoming "Fortress Europe." Tired of witnessing so much death at sea and in war, an international group of activists and filmmakers dressed five Syrian and Palestinian refugees in wedding garb to get them across Europe...