Syria

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The tactic of starvation targets civilians — and could be in violation of international law.

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Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.

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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.

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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.

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A coordinated attack at five venues in Paris left at least 60 dead.

"Whose side are you on?" A Kurdish female fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) near the site of fighting between ISIS and fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria in south-eastern Syria. (Photo by REUTERS / Rodi Said)

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Sunni/Shia, Arab/Kurd. How viewing the Middle East through a sectarian lens has driven the U.S. to folly.

A young refugee plays violin in front of a line of Turkish police at Edirne, where refugees amassed hoping to cross into Bulgaria. (Photo by Levent ......)

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When I went back home to Istanbul for a visit, I was shocked at the conditions for Syrian refugees who have flooded the city.

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Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.

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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.

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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.

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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...

Children in a camp for Syrian refugees clamor for aid distributed by SACCWA. (Courtesy photo)

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The founder of a local aid organization helping refugees from the crisis in Syria says donations have all but dried up.

Ziplock bags full of Metformin, a medication used to treat diabetes, donated to Seattle's Salaam Cultural Museum for delivery to Syrian refugees in Jordan. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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Collecting unused meds and giving them to needy people overseas isn’t legal. But some Seattleites are doing it anyways.

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A volatile mix of boredom, non-existent job opportunities and desperation among young Syrians could lead them straight into the hands of extremists.

ISIS Insurgents

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Back from Baghdad, veteran foreign correspondent Jonathan Landay has the real story about the Islamic State.

"Hamdan," a 36-year-old former FSA fighter who now lives in a Jordanian refugee camp, plans to return to Syria to rejoin rebel ranks this month. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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As Americans obsess about ISIS gains, Syrian rebels say we’re neglecting the real threat.

Reham Hamoui holds up a photo of her and her siblings before the family fled Syria when she was seven. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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After 20 years in Seattle, civil war brings young a Syrian woman closer to home.

Gender roles in pre-war Syria were much more progressive than under ISIS control, with women moving freely and holding high positions in the Assad Regime. But the constitution still included many misogynist clauses. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A video of ISIS stoning a woman to death last month shocked the world. Having grown up in the region, I wasn't that surprised to see it.

President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

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What are people in the Middle East saying about Obama's ISIS speech?

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The Seattle Globalist is launching a new reporting series about young Syrians living on the borders of war in their region. More than nine...

A Syrian refugee in Beirut holds a ballot from Tuesday's multiparty presidential elections. Bashar Al-Assad (right) is almost assured victory. (Photo from Reuters)

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A lot has changed in the seven years since Syria's last presidential election back in 2007. But the expected result hasn't. After all the lives...