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Rights report warns Trump-style populism threatens democracy - 01/13/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Brian Knowlton- In an annual report that typically focuses on abuses in less-developed countries, Human Rights Watch on Thursday issued a sharply worded warning that the...

With US focused on vote, Russia takes advantage in Syria - 10/06/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Ivan Couronne Dave Clark- With Barack Obama's presidency coming to a close and US policy for Syria at an impasse, Vladimir Putin's Russia has stepped up efforts to secure...

Covering Syria through hunger and fear - 09/27/2016

For Karam al-Masri, AFP's reporter, photographer and videojournalist in rebel-held Aleppo, the past five years have been a series of tragedies: detention by the regime, and then the Islamic State...

End Syria's bloodshed, says father of dead toddler Aylan - 09/02/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY- The father of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach a year ago, on Thursday denounced the world's failure to stop the...

Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo's plight - 08/19/2016

ALEPPO, SYRIA, Karam al-Masri- A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an air strike became a symbol of civilian suffering in Aleppo Thursday, drawing...

Even after defeat, IS sows fear in Syria's Man - 08/16/2016

MANBIJ, SYRIA, Delil Souleiman- When Fatima and Mohammad pushed open their front door -- elated to return to Syria's Manbij after it was retaken from jihadists -- their weeks-long dream of coming...

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts - 06/25/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Fran Blandy- It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens -- angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order -- who pushed it out of the European Union,...

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory - 05/10/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Dario Thuburn- Britain was adjusting to a new political landscape on Saturday after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition...

Post-revolt Libya: a hub for people smuggling - 04/22/2015

BENGHAZI, LIBYA- Libya has long been a transit country for African migrants, but their movement has intensified since Moamer Kadhafi's fall as militias have turned to the lucrative business of people...

Fleeing the horror of IS atrocities in Syria - 04/07/2015

DAMASCUS, SYRIA, Rim Haddad- After enduring two years of famine and fighting, Ibrahim Abdel Fatah said he saw heads cut off by Islamic State group jihadists in the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk in...
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