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Aid Convoys Depart for Besieged Syrian Towns

BEIRUT, Jan 11 – Aid convoys headed for a besieged Syrian town where thousands are trapped and the United Nations says people are reported to have died of starvation. Trucks headed for Madaya, near the Lebanese border, and two villages in the northwest of the country on Monday, the Red Cross said, as part of

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Turkish Police Round Up Syrian Refugees

By Melih Aslan ISTANBUL, Dec 27 – Ghada’s five children cried out in terror when police broke into their run-down Istanbul flat at dawn and ordered the 36-year-old Syrian’s family onto a bus, without saying why. The family of seven from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was among a group of refugees rounded up

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Obama Urges Generosity for Syrian Refugees on Thanksgiving

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims

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Les Misérables

Are aid agencies in Lebanon profiting off the back of refugees? BY Martin Jay Huddled under makeshift ‘tent houses’ nestled in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, Syrian refugees are braced for a winter of bitter cold. Night falls on land bequeathed by the United Nations, where the tents are pitched. But the organisation itself appears to be

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To Uphold an Oath

In an age of refugees, upholding medical ethics is no mean feat By Nicholas Noe Kos, Greece—At its zenith, Kos had once revolutionized the field of medical ethics. Hippocrates and his disciples had bestowed the world with a lasting gift: the pledge to do no “harm or injustice” to those in need of care. To

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