The Tenacity of Chef Reem Assil
The Palestinian- and Syrian-American chef opens up about the intense racist backlash she faced when her Oakland bakery opened.
Mike Pence loses legal battle to keep Syrian refugees out of Indiana
He tried to ban them from the state when he was governor.
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Airstrikes in Aleppo are killing dozens of children
Aleppo under fire as Russia says chances of ending the Syrian war "almost impossible"
MIA Has Scores to Settle
"I'm sick of being told to shut up and just talk about my own experience."
How Syrian Refugee Moms Are Becoming Food Entrepreneurs in Toronto
At Newcomer Kitchen, a project of Toronto restaurant The Depanneur, refugee women make traditional Syrian food—the kind of food they grew up on, the kind of food they serve their families, the kind of food that can't be found anywhere else.
Meet the Falafel King of the Idomeni Refugee Camp
At the Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia, you’ll find Syrian chef Tamer: frying chicken, mixing yogurt-tahini sauce, and barking orders to his eager cohort of line cooks.
Canada Probably Won't Bring in All the Syrians It Wanted to This Year
Immigration Minister John McCallum insists 10,000 Syrians will be processed and ready for Canada by the end of 2015 — but it's not clear when they will actually arrive. “We are moving heaven and earth to get them here," he said.
Five Syrian Men Were Just Detained at Honduras Airport With Stolen Greek Passports
The five carried passports of Greek men ranging in age from 23 to 33, but officials said they did not appear to be linked to any terrorist threat. "They are normal Syrians," one said.
Five Syrian Families in Uruguay Since 2014 Have Packed Their Bags and Want to ‘Get Out’
Former President Jose Mujica welcomed the Syrians from a refugee camp in Lebanon, but the current government said Lebanese officials don't want the unhappy Syrians back.
This Syrian Filmmaking Collective Shows the Banality of Life in War
The anonymous collective Abounaddara spotlights individual Syrians and how they are coping—or not coping—with the devastating humanitarian crisis.
Turkey's Border War
VICE News met with a smuggler who risks his life moving people across the Syrian border.