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From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion

From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion

It was still dark in Damascus as I walked down the stairs, my new life contained in a red suitcase. My mother stood next to the taxi door praying for my safety. My father was silent, certain that he would never see me again. I lowered the taxi window and waved to my parents until they...

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For Syrian family with 16 children, life at Turkish border only gets harder

For Syrian family with 16 children, life at Turkish border only gets harder

Providing for 16 children including four sets of twins is only getting harder for Ahmad Yassin al-Ali and his wife Fawza Umri, Syrians who were forced to flee their home nearly a decade ago and are now crammed into a tent at the Turkish border. Ali, whose wife is eight months pregnant with...

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U.S. State Department Slammed For Syria Policy At Religious Freedom Hearing

U.S. State Department Slammed For Syria Policy At Religious Freedom Hearing

The U.S. State Department came under fire for allegedly endangering religious freedom in Syria at a recent hearing of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.  The Commission, created by Congress to advise the U.S. government, has held up the U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led...

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Syrians fear hunger as record devaluation sparks protests

Syrians fear hunger as record devaluation sparks protests

Umm Ahmed and her family have survived years of war, but now the mother of five is terrified uncontrolled devaluation of the Syrian pound will prevent her from feeding her children. "Since the war started, we've tasted all sorts of suffering," said the 39-year-old, displaced three times by...

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