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Syria

Refugees to the rescue? Germany taps migrant medics to battle virus

BERLIN (Reuters) - Five years ago the arrival of a wave of refugees caused much consternation and fueled support for Germany’s far-right. Now, the country is turning to its migrant community to plug an anticipated shortage of medical staff battling the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: General view of a room in…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
Syria

How do you do social distancing in a refugee camp?

Syrians now entering their 10th year of war could be forgiven for believing they have already faced the modern equivalent of the biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.But the millions of refugees and internally displaced Syrians are bracing for yet another trial: the coronavirus.Even technologically advanced nations like China, Italy,…
bubmag
March 20, 2020
Syria

Even a Relatively Small Nuclear War Would Cause Global Famine

As both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis provoke your anxieties, it’s important to remember all of the world’s wonderful possibilities. Which is why I present you: the impacts of nuclear war.A large-scale nuclear war is a nightmarish scenario that could kill millions of people instantly. According to a…
bubmag
March 16, 2020
Syria

Teargas fired on Greek-Turkish border as migrant tensions flare

KASTANIES, Greece (Reuters) - Teargas and smoke bombs clouded a border crossing between Greece and Turkey on Saturday as tensions persisted over thousands of migrants massed at the frontier trying to force their way into the European Union. A Reuters reporter near the crossing at Kastanies said the projectiles were…
bubmag
March 7, 2020
Syria

Senior member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed in Syria

DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) - A senior member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Farhad Dabirian, was "martyred" in Syria on Friday, Fars news agency reported, withot giving details of how he died.The agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, described Dabirian as a "defender of Sayida Zainab shrine," the holy…
bubmag
March 7, 2020
Syria

Pompeo’s Turkish Gambit Fails in Syria

Russia and Turkey announced a ceasefire agreement for Syria on Thursday afternoon that directly rebukes U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s demands earlier in the day—dashing U.S. hopes that Turkey could help roll back Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s control of the country.Pompeo told reporters on Thursday morning that it was…
bubmag
March 5, 2020
Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan says hopes Putin meeting to ease Syria situation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped decisions made at his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday would ease the situation in northwest Syria’s Idlib region, where conflict has escalated in recent weeks. Speaking in front of cameras at the start of their meeting,…
bubmag
March 5, 2020
Syria

Erdogan flies to Moscow for Syria ceasefire talks with Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Syria’s Idlib region, their two leaders said after talks in Moscow to contain a conflict which has displaced nearly a million people in three months. Russian President Vladimir Putin, standing next to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan,…
bubmag
March 5, 2020