Tag: syria

Refugee crisis analyzed

Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre, highlighted the approximately 5 million Syrian refugees that have been forcefully displaced within their own country’s borders Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Betts, a professor at Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, was the speaker for the annual Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani International Lectureship.

Trump’s empathy is hollow

In response to a chemical attack against a northern rebel-controlled area in Syria, President Donald Trump ordered on April 7 a military strike against a Syrian airbase, which was the first direct military action US took against Syria during their civil war.

Dinner brings community together

IOStudents, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday at the President’s Dining Room to welcome Syrian neighbors and enjoy an evening of Mediterranean food and conversation.

Airstrikes against ISIS ignored

The American-led military coalition in Iraq is investigating reports that as many as 200 civilians were killed in American airstrikes in Mosul, a city in northern Iraq, March 17. If confirmed, the airstrikes will rank among the highest civilian death tolls in an American air mission since the United States went to war in Iraq in 2003.

Muslim travel ban hits home for Syrian student

David, a University of La Verne junior, is in fear of what his future holds next thanks to Donald Trump’s executive order that banned immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries.

Pomona, Claremont welcome Syrian refugees

Bombs kicked them out of their homes, their cities and their country. Carrying with them some clothes and hope, the Kanjou, Wawieh and Kisiby families crossed borders and continents before arriving in Southern California.

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