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  • On the ground in Syria

    September 12, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    It started with a routine border crossing. 

    The Turkish border guard at the Bab Al-Salama crossing point glanced at my passport, pounded a few keys on his keyboard and tossed the travel document back at me. My Syrian guide said a few words in Turkish, then we got back into his...

  • Syrian refugees flood into Jordan, straining country’s resources

    August 9, 2012 | 10:58 am

    As the violence worsens in neighboring Syria, what began as a trickle of refugees into Jordan has turned into a flood.  The United Nations estimates there are now 150,000 refugees in Jordan, and the Jordanian government, struggling with an economic crisis, has been hard-pressed to...