Syria

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Nobel-award winning author and social critic Günter Grass, who died this week at the age of 87, said in his final interview that he worried humanity—now 15 years into the 21st century—could be "sleepwalking" into another world war. "We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation is not improving; in Israel and Palestine things are getting worse...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
(Photo: UNRWA/Walla Masoud)
Aid organizations and residents are warning of a mounting humanitarian disaster...
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept
In what has been widely described in the media as the break-up of an “ ISIS-...

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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...