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Turkey's Syrian refugees try to adapt to their new home

Aug 12, 2013
About half a million Syrians have fled their country's violent conflict and settled in Turkey. Many are grateful to be taken in but also fearful about being kicked out.
Posted In: syria, turkey, refugee, refugees

Turkey tries to accommodate its new Syrian residents

Aug 12, 2013
Turkey has welcomed half a million Syrian refugees, but some Turks fear the newcomers may be putting a strain on Turkey's infrastructure and economy.
Posted In: turkey, syria

Syria's mom and pop oil refineries

Jun 17, 2013
A year of unrest and civil war has created a new opportunity for private citizens in Syria to earn money with makeshift oil refineries.
Posted In: syria, Oil, refineries

Why Syria's Internet was ripe for a shutdown

May 8, 2013
After 19 hours in the dark, Syria is back online. Why it's not that hard to shut down the Internet there, but nearly impossible in the U.S.
Posted In: syria, middle east, Internet

The economic impact of Syrian refugees

Dec 11, 2012
The United Nations said today that more than half a million Syrians have fled to other countries in the region, as the revolution against the Syrian government rages back at home.
Posted In: syria, refugees

Syria fighting hurts Turkish border city

Aug 21, 2012
Overall, the Syrian conflict has been bad for business in the Turkish border city of Antakya -- though some businesses are booming.
Posted In: turkey, syria, Bashar al-Assad

In Turkey, Syrian refugees use their skills

Aug 21, 2012
Some 70,000 refugees have fled the fighting in Syria and crossed over into Turkey. Even in the refugee camps, some are showing entrepreneurial flair.
Posted In: syria, turkey, refugees, Entrepreneurship

A work-around for sanctions in Syria

Aug 13, 2012
There are lots of ways that U.S. companies get around sanctions in foreign countries. But the trail isn't easy to follow.
Posted In: syria, sanctions

The costs of a U.S. intervention in Syria

Aug 9, 2012
When fighting in Libya spread, U.S. and NATO planes were soon flying sorties to help out the rebel side -- and it was costly. How a similar intervention in Syria might cost us.
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Syrian refugees face financial uncertainty

Aug 3, 2012
Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flood border communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Both government and non-government aid organizations are scrambling to accommodate them.
Posted In: refugees, hardship, warzone, poverty, syria, NGOs

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