Syria

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
An Airbus A340 of Mahan Air approaches the Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran, on December 14, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua via Getty Images)
Iranian officials accused the U.S. military of "endangering innocent civilian passengers"—some of whom were injured.
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A mother holds her malnourished child to be weighed as he receives treatment at Al-Jumhori hospital in Saada province, March 19, 2020.
"Meanwhile, those at the top are continuing to make a profit."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The United Nations announced Thursday that at least 75.9 million people were forcibly displaced as of the end of last year. (Photo: Houssam Hariri/UNHCR)
"These numbers should serve as a wake-up call to the international community on...

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A small feel-good sliver in a feel-bad framework: Pihcintu, a sweet-voiced, multicultural chorus of refugee girls and women here in Portland, sang today at the U.N. to celebrate a new Global Compact on Refugees aimed at supporting the largely poor countries that host the world's 25-million-plus refugees. The compact, which will help the U.N give food, shelter and succor like that once accorded Pihcintu members, was approved by all but two countries; the U.S. was one.