Mindy Belz

Witness to atrocities

Syria | Refugees attest to indiscriminate killings by Turkish fighters as the Trump administration reverses course, sends troops back into Syria
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/11/19, 03:57 pm

President Donald Trump is set to welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday, five weeks into a Turkish invasion of northern Syria that has killed civilians and Kurdish-led forces, plus put an estimated 300,000 Syrians on the run. 

Syrians who have crossed the border into Iraq in recent weeks say they fled after losing property to Turkish bombs and witnessing atrocities.

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Associated Press/Photo by Lynne Sladky

United States marks Veterans Day

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/11/19, 11:04 am

Many Americans bundled up against a wintry cold front as they headed out to celebrate Veterans Day on Monday. President Donald Trump spoke at New York City’s Veterans Day parade and laid a wreath in Madison Square Park with first lady Melania Trump. Restaurants and businesses across the country offered free meals and special discounts to veterans, and cities held parades and other events to thank those who served or are serving in the U.S. military.

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Partners Relief & Development

Moral incoherence

Middle East | A(nother) crisis unfolds in Syria while the U.S. focuses on oil
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/07/19, 01:38 pm

American Steve Gumaer had only been in Syria for hours when he learned 138 more families had arrived with no place to stay. The residents from the town of Tel Tamer fled Turkish bombardments, piling into open-bed trucks for a 40-mile trip that could mean the difference between life and death.

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