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All parties in Syria blocking aid, say Ban Ki-moon

The UN says that about 3.5 million people are estimated to need aid in hard-to-reach areas of Syria
The UN Secretary General has accused all parties in Syria’s civil war of “flagrant violations” of international law over the delivery of aid.
Ban Ki-moon urged the Security…

The use of social media in Syria

In this entry, I will write about the use of social media by Syrians, and mainly the use of Facebook [1]. Why is this interesting? 3,066 more words

Social Informatics

Faces of the Syrian war

Because they are more than just refugees

By Joana Jamil

Maram, 24, is a mother of three small children, including an 18-month-old little girl. She is a fierce woman, with her striking green eyes hinting at tremendous reserves of confidence and charm.

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Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

BEIRUT – Syrian government airstrikes targeted a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said. 232 more words

World

Weekly News in Brief: 21 April

A 19-year-old Somali refugee was found guilty on Tuesday of the murder of a football coach in Leciester.

Hussain Hussain was convicted of killing Antoin Akpom at Stafford Crown Court. 164 more words

Weekly News In Brief