Arab countries re-establishing diplomatic ties with Syria are making repatriation of Syrian refugees a top priority. “Even if they shoot me, I won’t go back,” a refugee in Lebanon said.
The election of Ryyan Alshebl, a young man who fled Syria, offers surprising lessons for a Germany wrestling with its multicultural identity after an influx of refugees in 2015.
President Bashar al-Assad was shunned over atrocities committed in Syria’s civil war, but on Friday he is expected to join an annual summit of Arab leaders for the first time in 13 years.
President Bashar al-Assad is expected to participate in the meeting for the first time since brutally crushing his country’s Arab Spring uprising.
Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.