Syria

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
President Barack Obama on Saturday repeated his promise not to use additional U.S. ground troops in his assault against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, even as war hawks made clear they didn't want to rule out the possibility and Iraqis warned against such action. "I won’t commit our troops to fighting another ground war in Iraq, or...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
France launched its first airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Despite loud warnings from many quarters—including foreign policy experts, the...

Further

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...

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