Syria

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Thousands of Palestinian refugees pack the destroyed thoroughfare to meet the United Nations humanitarian distribution at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. (Photo: UNRWA)
The legacy of 2014 will likely be that the world suffered a "historic failure" in human rights, according to Amnesty International's annual assessment. Released Wednesday, the human rights report says that the year had been "devastating" for civilians caught in the cross-hairs of war and that governments "failed miserably" to protect those most in...
Jon Queally, staff writer
(Updated; see below) Proving that recent history and the interwoven cycle of...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Opposition to President Barack Obama's request to authorize another endless war...

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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...