Syrian athletes’ Olympic dreams
The country torn by civil war will send seven athletes to the Rio Olympic games, but some Syrian top athletes won't get a chance to represent their country.
Aug 4, 2016
Supplies and TLC in ‘baby boxes’ for Syrian refugees
by Sarah Stuteville
Local knitters and quilters are providing baby boxes for new parents struggling in the largest Syrian refugee camp.
May 27, 2016
Air strikes hit Syrian hospital, dozens killed
Aleppo has faced six days of air strikes and rebel shelling. The hospital was operated by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Apr 28, 2016
Syrian youth design dream apps at Za’atari Refugee Camp
by Christina Twu
With everything refugee families lost fleeing Syria, a new tech solution may offer Syrian youth a way to connect their pasts with brighter futures.
Feb 10, 2016
Starvation used as weapon in Syrian town, U.N. investigators say
The tactic of starvation targets civilians — and could be in violation of international law.
Jan 12, 2016
Deepa Iyer: Multiracial work can dismantle racism, Islamophobia
by Neena Makhija
Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.
Nov 24, 2015
U.S. House votes to suspend Syrian refugee program, step up screening
The Republican-backed legislation would suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next year and intensify screening measures for refugees from Syria and Iraq.
Nov 19, 2015
Inslee: Washington open to Syrian refugees
by Venice Buhain
Gov. Jay Inslee vowed to keep Washington state open to receiving Syrian refugees, even as more than 20 governors throughout the U.S. vowed to keep them out.
Nov 16, 2015
At least 60 dead in Paris shootings, hostages held
A coordinated attack at five venues in Paris left at least 60 dead.
Nov 13, 2015
Sectarian Superpowers: At war with ourselves in Syria
by Patrick Hilsman
Sunni/Shia, Arab/Kurd. How viewing the Middle East through a sectarian lens has driven the U.S. to folly.
Nov 12, 2015
Istanbul native finds her city transformed by Syrian refugees
by Ceren Sehirlioglu
When I went back home to Istanbul for a visit, I was shocked at the conditions for Syrian refugees who have flooded the city.
Nov 4, 2015
Could Syrian refugees resettle in Seattle? New group explores ideas
by Alex Garland
Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.
Sep 8, 2015
Grassroots gathering to explore bringing Syrian refugees to Seattle
by Venice Buhain
Worldwide focus on the Syrian refugee crisis grew this week, as pictures emerged of a Syrian toddler who drowned while his family tried to reach Greece.
Sep 3, 2015
Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks
European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration — much of it from Syria — as thousands make their way to Germany.
Aug 31, 2015
5 Arabic words I wish we had in English
by Deric Gruen
As a second-generation nuss-nuss (“half n’ half”) Arab American who is Lebanese and German, it was only in my adult life that I took a keen interest in my grandparents’ language. I took a standard Arabic course in Seattle, then traveled to Lebanon to learn the spoken language, only to be evacuated in the summer […]
Apr 22, 2015
As crisis in Syria drags on, Northwest donors appear to lose interest
by Chetanya Robinson
The founder of a local aid organization helping refugees from the crisis in Syria says donations have all but dried up.
Mar 19, 2015
Drug recycling: crime or compassion?
by Jessica Partnow
Collecting unused meds and giving them to needy people overseas isn’t legal. But some Seattleites are doing it anyways.
Dec 3, 2014
Young Syrians make easy prey for militants
by Alisa Reznick
A volatile mix of boredom, non-existent job opportunities and desperation among young Syrians could lead them straight into the hands of extremists.
Dec 1, 2014
Why you should (and shouldn’t) be worried about ISIS
by Cooper Inveen
Back from Baghdad, veteran foreign correspondent Jonathan Landay has the real story about the Islamic State.
Nov 26, 2014