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University students explain why they're organizing a TEDx on their campus in Syria -- and why it's so important

By the TEDxYPU team

In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fourth year. Syrians have lost so much in that time — the Syrian who has not lost their life has lost several years of it because of a destroyed home, a faded business, or a family that has been torn apart by death or separation.  402 more words

News

Actress, UNHCR Envoy & Mother, Angelina Jolie Gives Failing Grade to International Community

Diplomat Artist Buzz: Says Jolie: “It is not enough to defend our values at home. We have to defend them here, in the camps and in the informal settlements across the Middle East, and in the ruined towns of Iraq and Syria. 27 more words

THE RISE OF ISIS

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By Khalid Muhammad: Political Columnist

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The entire world seems to be rapt at the growth of the terrorist group ISIS in what used to be Iraq, but the growth should not surprise anyone. 769 more words

Politics

Kurdish Forces Have the Islamic State 'On the Verge of Defeat' in Kobane - Vice News

Islamic State fighters are reportedly fleeing Kobane as Kurdish forces raise the YPG flag in place of ISIS’

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