Syria

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
While the CIA continues to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels, a new, still-classified internal study obtained by the New York Times finds that the agency’s gun-running tactics in conflict areas have almost never succeeded, the Times reported on Wednesday. Many of the agency’s past attempts to arm insurgents in foreign countries—like Angola,...
Jon Queally, staff writer
As U.S. officials repeated their message that the American public should...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Ethnic Kurds across Turkey, human rights organizations inside Syria, and others...

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...