Syria Civil War

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It's Our Duty To Help Refugees, Even If We Are Afraid

I'm scared that we will somehow fail the people we sponsor, or that they will be ungrateful and not very nice. I suppose I'm slightly concerned that they will actually be bad people. And I'll admit I'm a little scared (possibly irrationally) of the remotely possible Fundamental Islamification of Canada. I feel, incidentally, that I should be allowed to express these fears without being called a racist or xenophobe. But most of those are small, imaginary fears, and what refugees from Syria are fleeing are big, real fears.

Three Years of Syrian Suffering: Are We Really Doing All We Can?

The international community must strengthen its efforts to work towards a political solution to the Syrian civil war. It cannot afford to lose focus, as the children of Syria cannot afford another year of suffering, another year without education, healthcare, and protection. There are no enemy children, and we must do whatever it takes to save lives.
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Shame on the West for Ignoring Mass Murder

What have you heard about Burma, Tibet, Northern Cyprus? Even less than Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Don't look. Pretend it's not happening-or pretend that efforts at peace will work-if we just give it enough time. Rwanda took more than 100 days. The Jewish people waited five years. Syria has been in conflagration for three years. Talk. Talk. Talk. Well maybe there will be talk. But then who's listening. The media? There is a certain presence of an absence in far too many hot spots.
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PEACE TALKS

GENEVA - The U.N.-Arab League's Syria envoy is meeting with senior U.S. and Russian officials to explore prospects of bringing Syria's warring sides for peace talks in Geneva.Previous attempts to brin...
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He's Getting Stronger

PARIS - Violent extremists who seek to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him.That's frustrating Western diplomats who continue to push for Assad's o...
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Re-Election?

BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad said it's still too early to say whether he'll run for re-election next year, but that he would refrain from seeking a third term — if he feels that's what most...