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From Syria to DePaul: Developer reflects on role in starting Syrian revolution

Emad Mahou at his office at DePaul University.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

Emad Mahou spends his days writing code and building tools for the university's various digital interfaces as a software engineer at DePaul. But nine years ago this month, he was building something very different.    In March 2011, Mahou was building a grassroots movement that helped incite the ...

Over 100 civilians killed since start of Turkish offensive

A Syrian girl who is newly displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria, weeps as she sits in a bus upon her arrival at a camp in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 21, 2019

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced Sunday that 120 civilians had been killed since the start of the Turkish offensive in northern Syria. The group also said 300,000 civilians had been displaced since the start of “Operation Peace Spring” on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The offe...

Turkish offensive launched in northern Syria

People standing on a rooftop in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, watch as in the background smoke billows from fires caused by Turkish bombardment in Tal Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 14, 2019

A Turkish assault on northern Syria entered its fifth day Sunday in the wake of the U.S.’s drawdown of operations in the region. Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan announced Saturday, Oct. 5 that military operations against the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would begin, a day before President Donald Trump announced that U.S. forces...

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkey launched a military operation Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

Lefteris Pitarakis and Sarah El Deeb

October 9, 2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish...

Nation and World Briefs: April 16, 2018

Migrants sleep outside the police headquarters at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Friday, April 13, 2018. Several hundred refugees and migrants have gathered outside a police station in Greece's second largest city, waiting for hours to be formally arrested and gain temporary residence in the European Union country.

Associated Press

April 16, 2018

Trump pardons former Cheney aide President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Trump said he does not know Libby, but "for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help r...

SAIL panel addresses Syrian refugee crisis

SAIL panel addresses Syrian refugee crisis

Taylor Ashmore

October 31, 2016

The Syrian Civil War has displaced more than 4.7 million of the country’s citizens, forcing them to seek asylum in neighboring countries or  European states such as Germany and the United Kingdom. Read More »...

DePaul Syrian students react to anti-refugee sentiment

DePaul Syrian students react to anti-refugee sentiment

Jack Higgins

November 24, 2015

Laughter resonated last week from inside DePaul’s United Muslims Moving Ahead Center where DePaul student Salman Mohammad hangs out with his friends in between classes. Read More »...

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

A member of a Kurdish Popular Protection Unit, which is combating the extremist militant group ISIS in northern Iraq. The United States has been supporting forces in Iraq fighting ISIS, and Congress just voted to arm many other groups in Syria to combat ISIS. Photo by Manu Brabu/AP.

Kevin Gross

September 21, 2014

Measure marks increasing US re-involvment in Middle East With the escalating reign of chaos conducted by extremist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — Congress approved a measure on Sept. 18 to arm and train other rebel groups in Syria to combat ISIS,...

Students support Syria

Students participate in a discussion with a Syrain refugee about her experiences fleeing her homeland and organizing protests. Photo by Nathan Weissman.

Nathan Weisman

June 2, 2014

University holds Syrian Awareness week The Syrian civil war has raged for three years killing over 100,000 and displacing over 6 million people from their homes. More than 2 million have fled into neighboring countries as refugees since the start of the conflict.. Last week students at DePaul organize...

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