Syria

Rojava, Syria: A revolution of hope and healing

With images of chaos, conflict, and a seemingly endless parade of horrors dominating the mainstream media, the image of Syria that dominates the popular mind is a kind of hell on earth.  But...

A young Iranian helps Syrian refugees adjust to Canada

A young Iranian, himself, new to Canada reaches out to help Syrian refugees settle here. But with the war in Syria, tensions between Iranians and Syrians are rising. How will he succeed?

"A Disappearance in Damascus": Deborah Campbell's story about friendship and resilience in Syria

Renowned nonfiction writer Deborah Campbell, who has traveled throughout the Middle East to write difficult and illuminating stories about the Middle East, depicts an intensely personal story about...
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Facing the refugee and climate crisis at a train station in Austria

Instead of acting like a reluctant government official, I become more engaged, more aware. Too much caution in the face of this crisis could hurt innocent families.
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Access Gallery accepting donations for Syrian refugees in Surrey

Roughly 3,000 asylum-seekers will pour into B.C. over the next few weeks — desperately in need of household items, clothing, and toiletries.

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iran, the Middle East and the world?

We can’t protect life in a vacuum. The Iran nuclear deal offers Iran the hope of normalizing its economy and opening relations with the world.

Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week

Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception
House of Commons votes 142-129 to extend, expand ISIL mission into Syria

House of Commons votes 142-129 to extend, expand ISIL mission into Syria

"While the coalition has succeeded in stopping ISIL's territorial spread, the global threat that ISIL poses remains,"says Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
expand ISIL mission, five things to know about Syria

As Conservatives seek to expand ISIL mission, five things to know about Syria

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is seeking Parliament's blessing to extend and expand its mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to include airstrikes inside Syria. That...

Speaking at UBC, Kofi Annan says crisis in Syria may explode beyond borders

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan entered the room at University of British Columbia on Tuesday and the cloud of his surprising departure from his envoy role in Syria followed...
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