Syria

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A still image of the blast on Thursday after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), known as the "mother of all bombs," on Nangarhar province, in Afghanistan. (Screenshot: Department of Defense)
The American public is bracing for war now that President Donald Trump has seemingly stumbled upon "the keys to the family gun cabinet," as one observer put it, after a week of rash and aggressive military action. The unprecedented use of a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as the 'mother of all bombs,' on Thursday was just...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The U.S.-backed Syrian army is helping lead the military campaign against the Islamic State. (Photo: Reuters)
The Pentagon on Thursday admitted to accidentally killing 18 U.S.-backed Syrian...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations between the U.S...

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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...