February 13, 2016

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10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 11

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Pyongyang reacts strongly to Seoul’s industrial facility move North Korea vows to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all of the South’s assets at a jointly run factory park in the North. 2. Ranchers standoff Read More…

Russia, U.S. at odds over Syria talks

MUNICH — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. The United States has countered with demands for the fighting to stop immediately, the officials said Wednesday. Peace talks are supposed Read More…

Experts fear influx of refugees could overwhelm mental health system

BOSTON — For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home. But what organizations helping resettle them might not be prepared for, and what refugees themselves might be in denial Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Feb. 9

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins Their victories would lend needed credibility to the unexpected candidates’ pursuit of their parties’ nomination. 2. Why Hong Kong activists, police clash Protesters angered over authorities’ plans Read More…

Report: More than 1 million besieged in Syria

NEW YORK — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis. The fate of Syria’s besieged is at the heart of peace talks that Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Leaders seek record $9 billion in funds for Syria They are meeting in London to pledge financial assistance for millions of Syrians displaced by war — and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. Read More…

Leaders seek financial aid for Syria — and elusive stability for region

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders on Thursday to dig deep to help millions of victims of Syria’s civil war — even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict stuttered and stalled. Pledges of aid at an international donors’ conference in London came as military bombardments in Syria intensified and tentative Read More…

As aid dwindles, Syrian refugees struggle to buy food

KAWERGOSK CAMP, Iraq — Perwin Shamsaddeen Ali, a Syrian refugee living in a tent camp in northern Iraq, has been reduced to cooking one meal a day for her family of four. “I cook at 11 o’clock and we eat the leftovers in the evening. Why? Because we have no more food, that’s why,” the Read More…

Donors face record request of $9 billion for Syrian aid

AMMAN, Jordan — International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016. The expectations are partly based on Read More…

Scholarships, tutoring offered in effort to save Syrian ‘lost generation’

ZARQA, Jordan — Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options. The 22-year-old, forced to quit law school when he fled his homeland in 2012, could choose to keep working in a supermarket in Jordan to feed his parents and four siblings, effectively putting his future on hold. He could risk a dangerous Read More…