Syria

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U.S. nearing goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees

The United States is closing in on its goal of welcoming 10,000 refugees from war-torn Syria by the end of September. President Obama set that target.
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Protecting religious and ethnic minorities from Daesh atrocities

The international community will meet to discuss ways we can protect religious and ethnic minorities whose homelands are occupied by Daesh.
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U.S. will meet 2016 Syrian refugee goal

The Obama administration is on track to meet its goal, set in September 2015, of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States.
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U.S. recommits to helping the world end genocide

The Atrocities Prevention Board monitors worldwide threats to civilians, takes steps to prevent atrocities and, if prevention fails, mobilizes a response.
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The U.S. has a new weapon to stop black market trafficking...

A new U.S. law will help keep Syrian treasures from entering the American art and antiquities markets.

Syrian refugee honored guest at State of the Union address

Refaai Hamo, a widowed Syrian refugee, was invited to be a special guest at President Obama's final State of the Union address.

Every day, ordinary Americans help Syrian refugees find better lives

Iraqi and Syrian refugees are receiving assistance from ordinary Americans through donations, in-country help and aid getting acclimated to new homes.

7 Things You Need to Know About Russian Air Strikes in...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter responded to Russia's military strikes in Syria. Here's what you should know.

Daesh weakened in Iraq and Syria by global coalition efforts

Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) is on the defensive, and Operation Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue to inflict casualties on terrorists in Iraq and Syria.