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Millions Flee To Syria's Border As Government's Offensive Intensifies

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a young mother on the Syrian-Turkish border about the situation there.
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Opinion: Democratic Debate Ignores The Question of Syria

NPR's Scott Simon notes a topic that didn't make the debate stage on Wednesday: the humanitarian crisis in Syria.(Image credit: Ghaith Alsayed/AP)
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Democratic Debate Ignores The Question of Syria

NPR's Scott Simon notes a topic that didn't make the debate stage on Wednesday: the humanitarian crisis in Syria.(Image credit: Ghaith Alsayed/AP)
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laundromats, underground libraries, and criminal charges: a library link round-up

I have so many cool stories about libraries and librarians, scattered through multiple email and social media accounts. Lucky for you, I wanted to gather them all in one place. Thanks to everyone who ever sent me one of these.* * * * *Librarians in laundromats! Community librarians are all about taking literacy to the people. In library jargon, we're trying to reach the non-users. If that sounds a bit drug-dealer-ish, it's not a bad analogy: come get a taste, then come back for more.The puns jus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Congress, Washington Post, New York City, US, San Francisco, Syria, Chicago, Austin, Idaho, Socialism, New York Times, Reddit, Ohio, Philadelphia


what i'm reading: syria's secret library: reading and redemption in a town under siege

Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege is a tribute to the power of books to heal, to offer refuge, and to nourish communities. It's also a tribute to the spirit of resistance to tyranny and oppression.In 2013, the Syrian town of Daraya was targeted by the country's dictator, Bashar al-Assad. Many residents managed to evacuate, but others stayed, determined to hold the historic and then-thriving town as a stronghold against the Assad regime.There, as their town was...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Human Rights, Obama, US, Syria, Bbc, United States, Banksy, Assad, Hiroshima, Trump, War And Peace, THOMSON, Bashar


what i'm reading: the library book by susan orlean

I've been on a "books about books" run lately, beginning with Syria's Secret Library, then Robert Caro's Working, and now I'm finishing the wonderful The Library Book by Susan Orlean.Orlean is a writer for The New Yorker, which generally means excellent nonfiction. Her book about the canine movie star Rin Tin Tin has been on my List since it was published in 2011. Her 1998 book The Orchid Thief is considered a modern classic. (I read The New Yorker story that led to the book, but have not yet r...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Syria, History, Orleans, Los Angeles Public Library, Robert Caro, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Books About Books, Los Angeles Central Library, Orlean, Susan Orlean Orlean


what i'm reading: the library book by susan orlean

I've been on a "books about books" run lately, beginning with Syria's Secret Library, then Robert Caro's Working, and now I'm finishing the wonderful The Library Book by Susan Orlean.Orlean is a writer for The New Yorker, which generally means excellent nonfiction. Her book about the canine movie star Rin Tin Tin has been on my List since it was published in 2011. Her 1998 book The Orchid Thief is considered a modern classic. (I read The New Yorker story that led to the book, but have not yet r...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Syria, History, Allan, Orleans, Los Angeles Public Library, Robert Caro, What I'm Reading, Becoming A Librarian, Books About Books, Los Angeles Central Library, Orlean, Susan Orlean Orlean


Under O’Brien, N.S.C. Carries Out Trump’s Policy, but Doesn’t Develop It

President Trump’s fourth national security adviser says he is restoring a neutral “process,” but the president’s tweets come first.
Tags: News, China, Syria, National Security Council, Bolton, Trump, John R, McMaster, O'Brien, H R, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States International Relations, Robert C (1952-


A reborn Persian Empire captured Rome’s lands—and its emperor

Inspired by their powerful ancestors, the Sassanian dynasty restored Persia to imperial glory, ruling lands that stretched from Turkey to Pakistan. By Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo | National Geographic Alexander the Great conquered Persia in 331 B.C. and ended the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great. For the next five centuries, the Iranian plateau became ruled by other empires, until a new Persian dynasty took power. Fiercely proud of their roots, these new kings—the Sassanians—restor...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Life, China, India, Church, Jerusalem, Turkey, Iran, Syria, History, Rome, Egypt, Heritage, Pakistan


Violence In Syria Stokes Fears Of A Coming ‘Bloodbath.’ Will Trump Act?

Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war. For months, the Syrian military, backed by Russian air strikes, has been trying to wrest control of the northern territory of Idlib, the last province held by opposition forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 1,964 civilians there over the last year, as daily bombing runs have blown ap...
Tags: Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, Washington, White House, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Turkey, Iran


Syrian war pulls in major foreign actors, increasing tension

In northern Syria, heavy exchanges between Syrian and Turkish troops are erupting with more frequency, threatening to escalate into full-blown conflict. U.S. troops even have had a deadly clash with Syrian gunmen at a checkpoint. Syria’s civil war long has provided a free-for-all battlefield for proxy fighters.
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Turkey's Erdogan asks France, Germany to help end Syrian humanitarian crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked the French and German leaders to provide "concrete" support in ending a humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria's Idlib region, the Turkish presidency said on Friday, amid escalating tensions in the region. In a phone call, Erdogan said that attacks in Idlib, where a Russian-led Syrian government offensive has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and brought Ankara, Moscow and Damascus to the brink of confrontation, must be stopped.
Tags: News, Turkey, Syria, Erdogan, Damascus, Tayyip Erdogan, Idlib, France Germany, ANKARA MOSCOW


'We have nothing left': displaced Syrians wait out war in Idlib

With the closed Turkish border behind them and Russian-backed forces at the horizon, Syrians have nowhere left to runHemmed against a border wall in Somme-like mud and misery, more than 1 million Syrians are awaiting their fate. Nearby, Iranian-backed militias and what remains of the national army are advancing towards them, as Russian jets pick them off in the crowded fields and ruined towns that are all that is left of opposition-held Syria.Convoys of the Turkish military, a protector of the d...
Tags: Russia, World news, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Bashar al-Assad, Ankara, Idlib


Trump's intelligence shakeup is reportedly tied to his loathing for Adam Schiff, bond with Devin Nunes

President Trump berated outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on Valentine's Day because he was upset over an election security intelligence briefing for the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 13, several major newspapers reported late Thursday. Trump was reportedly angry that Shelby Pierson, the election threat czar at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, had briefed lawmakers without his knowledge, and also that she had told them Russia is curre...
Tags: Post, News, California, Washington Post, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Usda, Syria, Fbi, New York Times, Cia, Times, House Intelligence Committee, John Brennan


Displaced Syrians From Idlib Province Set Up Tent Camps Near Turkey's Border

The stories come out in fragmented voice messages from Syria's Idlib province — people are leaving the area to escape the onslaught that's killed more than a thousand and displaced one million.
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Arrest warrants issued for Australians in Syria, including women with children in al-Hawl camp

Arrest warrants for those accused of supporting Isis may pave way for repatriation of women and childrenArrest warrants have been issued for Australians accused of fighting for or supporting Islamic State, including women held in Syria’s al-Hawl camp.As pressure builds on Australia to join other governments in repatriating women and children held in the massive, squalid camp, the Australian federal police have announced that they have obtained 42 arrest warrants for Australian men and women who ...
Tags: Isis, Australia, Islamic State, Australia news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Peter Dutton, Australian federal police, al Hawl


Syria: the fight for Idlib

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northern Syria after the government’s attempt to take back the opposition-held city of Idlib. Bethan McKernan describes how the fighting and freezing conditions have caused hundreds of thousands of displaced people to flee for their lives. Also today: Justin McCurry on the evacuation of the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise shipAt the Syria-Turkey border, thousands of refugees are fleeing for their lives, having left the opposition-held city of Idlib, ...
Tags: Japan, Russia, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Bashar al-Assad, Idlib, Syria Turkey, Justin McCurry, Bethan McKernan, Rachel Humphreys, Coronavirus outbreak, Idlib Bethan McKernan


Will Turkey Drag America Into a ‘World War III Scenario’ With Russia?

The U.S. military is cautious about the role it is playing in Syria while the State Department is eager to step in and help Turkey as it tussles with Russia.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, State Department, Turkey Drag America


On the ground in Idlib: 'This is the last call to people with humanity to help' – video

The UN has estimated that 170,000 of the 900,000 civilians forced from their homes in a recent wave of displacement in north-west Syria are living out in the open. Laith, an activist who is part of the White Helmets volunteer group, has called for the international community to ‘stand with [those] who left their homes and be with them in the camps’. The massive displacement follows an escalation of Russian-supported offensives by the Assad regime to the destroy the last rebel bastions in Idlib a...
Tags: World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Refugees, Un, Bashar al-Assad, Assad, Internally displaced people, Aleppo, Idlib, Laith


2 Turkish Soldiers Killed by Airstrike in Syria: Officials

(ANKARA, Turkey) — Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday by an airstrike in northwestern Syria, according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry, following a large-scale attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. The deaths brought to 15 the number of Turkish soldiers killed in clashes this month amid a crushing offensive by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces aimed at recapturing opposition-held areas in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province. Intent on hal...
Tags: Twitter, News, Russia, Uncategorized, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Moscow, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Assad, Beirut, Ankara, Bashar Assad, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Ankara Turkey


US military truck caught on camera ramming Russian jeep off the road in Syria

A video circulating on Twitter shows US military forces in Syria running a Russian military vehicle off the road.
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Syria civil war: Desperate families on the move in search of safety

Ibrahim AbdulAziz and his family are packing up their home for the fourth time as fighting worsens in north-west Syria.
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Russia's Su-57 Got A Good Test Run In Syria (But Is It A Threat?)

It's not ready for mass production yet.
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Syria civil war: How a father helps his daughter cope with life in a warzone

Abdullah and his family are living in a warzone but they've come up with a unique way to cope with air strikes.
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What it's like inside the CIA during Donald Trump's "Deep State" purge

One of the strangest contradictory sensations of the Trump era is the man's relationship towards and with the various U.S. intelligence agencies. In many cases, Trump's broad criticisms about the unaccountable and seemingly limitless scope of intelligence gathering are valid. Or would be, anyway, if the man actually cared about those issues for any reason beyond his larger tantrum over the way those agencies have undermined his ego. Or if he wasn't simultaneously trying to use that same wide jur...
Tags: Post, Isis, London, News, Nsa, White House, Iraq, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Surveillance, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Cia


Russia warns Turkey, blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

Russia on Wednesday warned Turkey against intervening in Syria as it blocked a UN bid to end the Damascus regime's brutal assault on the last rebel enclave. Syrian aid workers called urgently for a ceasefire and international help for nearly a million people fleeing the regime onslaught in the country's northwestern Idlib province -- the biggest wave of displaced civilians in the nine-year conflict. Turkey, supporter of some rebel groups in Idlib, has been pushing for a renewed ceasefire in ta...
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Un, Damascus, Idlib


Solo Female Travel in Turkey — Is Turkey Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Turkey? With the right preparation and research, absolutely. While I’ve done a lot of solo female travel in Turkey, I’m not an expert — that’s my friend Katie Nadworny, who has been living in Istanbul since 2013 and has traveled Turkey more extensively than anyone I’ve ever met. I love Turkey. The jagged landscapes, the steam-filled hamams, the warm hospitality, the blue Mediterranean, the endless tulip-shaped cups of tea. I wish more people realized ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Usa, Isis, Australia, Mexico, France, Boston, Iraq, Nigeria, Israel, US, Blog, Turkey, Iran, Syria


Russia opposes UN declaration calling for Syria ceasefire: diplomats

Russia on Wednesday objected to the UN Security Council adopting a statement that would have called for a ceasefire in northwest Syria, diplomats said, after a tense closed-door meeting. "We tried very hard to have a press statement calling for cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access to Idlib," Nicolas de Riviere, French ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters.
Tags: News, Russia, Syria, United Nations, Un, UN Security Council


Turkish president says a new military intervention in Syria is 'imminent'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday told his party's lawmakers it is "only a matter of time" before he launches a new military intervention in neighboring Syria's Idlib province if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not withdraw his forces from the area."An operation in Idlib is imminent," Erdogan said. "We are counting down; we are making our final warnings. ... We will not leave Idlib to the [Syrian] regime, which does not understand our country's determination."...
Tags: News, Russia, Syria, Moscow, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Assad, Unicef, Bashar Al Assad, Trump, Ankara, Idlib, Mike Bloomberg, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Kremlin Press


Turkey and Russia exchange warnings against operation in Syria

Turkey and Russia exchanged warnings on Wednesday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened an "imminent" operation in Syria to end the regime's brutal assault on the last rebel enclave.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan