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Syria refugees bring new tastes and traditions to Kurdish Iraq

Syria refugees bring new tastes and traditions to Kurdish Iraq

At first, no one in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil would drink the bitter coffee at Syrian refugee Abdussamad Abdulqadir's cafe. But now it's a hit, part of a growing cultural exchange. Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, many ethnic Kurds living in the country's northeast fled...

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Thousands of young Syrians opt to learn Russian at school

Thousands of young Syrians opt to learn Russian at school

 Omar al-Tawil, a 15-year-old school boy in Damascus, is one of 24,000 Syrian youngsters now learning Russian at school after the country added the language of the government’s most powerful ally to the curriculum. Many young people in Syria, where Moscow intervened in 2015...

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Volunteers turn tent into makeshift school in NW Syria

Volunteers turn tent into makeshift school in NW Syria

Voluntary teachers who did not want Idlib’s children to stay away from education turned a 12-square-meter tent into a school in the de-escalation zone in Idlib city of northwestern Syria. Over 20,000 more civilians have fled Idlib city in northwestern Syria, taking shelter near the...

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Families living in tents in need of urgent aid

Families living in tents in need of urgent aid

Many Syrian families who settled in tents in the de-escalation zone in Idlib, northwestern Syria are struggling to meet even their basic needs. Families displaced to rural areas of Idlib due to ongoing attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime and Russia are struggling to hold onto life in...

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