Syria

Campaign raises $130,000 for Syria refugee family

Campaign raises $130,000 for Syria refugee family

Picture of desperate man selling pens in Lebanon’s streets with daughter inspired online fundraiser that has gone viral. A poignant picture of a desperate Palestinian refugee from Syria selling pens as his sleeping daughter hung over his shoulder in the streets of Beirut, which went viral on social media, has inspired an online donation campaign that […]

Barrel bombs fall on Syria’s Douma, killing 50: Source

Barrel bombs fall on Syria’s Douma, killing 50: Source

At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when the Syrian regime targeted a town in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus with barrel bombs, according to a local medical source. The source, who works at a local field hospital, told Anadolu Agency that Syrian aircraft had targeted Douma, the largest town in the Eastern Ghouta […]

‘This is not Islam’: Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria

‘This is not Islam’: Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria

by Lauren Williams GAZIANTEP, Turkey — In the Syrian capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s self-declared caliphate, Raqqa, the group’s extreme interpretation of Sharia law is enforced through extraordinary punishments, including death. The list of potential violations is long and reminders of the consequences of crossing the groups are on constant […]