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ISIS leader killed in US-led Syria raid, Biden says

Barbara Starr, Oren Liebermann and Jeremy Herb CNN February 3, 2022

(CNN) -- ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed Wednesday in a US counterterrorism raid in northwest Syria, President Joe Biden announced Thursday morning.It was the biggest US raid...

Rana Kurkji, Kelly Krabill, Athraa Kurkji and Rita Kurkji in Damascus, Syria in 2010. Kelly Krabill spends her last day in Damascus at her friends’ home to celebrate her birthday.

OPINION: Street smarts vs. book smarts

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer February 27, 2021

Have you seen the movie “Second Act”? If you haven’t, I won’t give too much away.Jennifer Lopez plays the role of Maya who has worked at Value Shop department store for 15 years and for six of...

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the worlds largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

(CNN) -- The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks."Up to a handful"...

International student Surya Suresh walks past Terrace Hall where the Office of Global Education temporarily has its department. International recruitment and admissions makes efforts to admit new students during the pandemic.

Recruitment, admissions process for international students picks back up for future semesters

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 7, 2021

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the travel ban from several Muslim countries.Nonimmigrant students come from 120 countries to study at Kent State and...

OPINION: Trump and Iran

Shams Mustafa Columnist January 23, 2020

Like most Republicans, Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times that justifies President Donald Trump’s action in terminating the Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani....

Traditional food brings people together at Cultural Cafe

Sydney Ford International reporter November 20, 2019

International students from Syria and Japan shared traditional food with local Kent State students while giving insight about their country during the last Cultural Cafe of the semester on Nov. 20.Attendees...

The situation in Syria has been rapidly deteriorating. Last week, the Trump administration ordered US troops to step aside from the border in northern Syria, effectively paving the way for Turkey to launch an offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces who they regard as enemies.

The situation in Syria is rapidly deteriorating. Four things you need to know.

By Nick Paton Walsh, CNN October 14, 2019

Originally Published: 14 OCT 19 12:09 ETUpdated: 14 OCT 19 15:28 ET    (CNN) -- The situation in Syria has been rapidly deteriorating.Last week, the Trump administration ordered US troops to step aside...

Palestinians educate through activism

Joseph Langan March 4, 2018

What is it like to live under apartheid?Imagine rifling through papers at military checkpoints between where you live and where you work. Imagine tall fences with barbed wire severing your home from precious...

Stephen DAbreau

Opinion: Trump’s Tomahawks

Stephen D'Abreau April 12, 2017

Last Friday, the U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase that was reported to have been responsible for the prior chemical gas attacks against Syrian civilians, images of which...

Opinion: The world grieves for Syria

Nicholas Hunter April 8, 2017

Friday, President Donald Trump ordered and carried out a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield believed to be where a chemical weapons attack was launched from.The attack, which killed 84 people,...

An hour in Syria

Mckenzie Jean-Philippe February 21, 2017

Editor's note: This piece is a first-person account of our reporter's experience at the "Crisis in Syria Simulation" event Tuesday. For more complete event coverage, refer to Francesca Demming's piece...

Photo courtesy of Matt Baker Anthony Vander Horst, a sixth year criminology professor at Kent State University and co-owner of Dr. V & G’s Sauce shack, a hot sauce store in Kent, OH, Sep. 16, 2016.

Professor far from home, still close to war with Syrian roots

Rachel Duthie September 21, 2016

In 1976, a young Anthony Vander Horst was helping his aunt and uncle at his grandfather's orphanage in Syria when a missile came through a window, just three floors below him.Astonishingly, it didn't explode."We...

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