Syria

Students look to support refugee camp efforts
12:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad

Gary Shaye, Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations at Save the Children, and Deema Akach, a graduate student at the University of Bridgeport.
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Students at The University of Bridgeport are hosting a swimming event Friday to help bring attention to the crisis in Syria and raise money to support the millions of displaced people in the region.

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Debate over military strike in Syria
9:15 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Conn., NY lawmakers weigh in on Syria

The Capitol as seen through a door in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama's call to postpone a vote on a military strike in Syria is giving members of Congress some breathing room. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on what some lawmakers from Connecticut and New York are saying about the issue.

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Pros and Cons of Military Strike
12:19 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Local perspective on Syria

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The White House continues to urge holding the threat of a military attack over Syria's head as an inducement for President Assad to give up his chemical weapons. Just after President Obama's recent address on Syria, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut reiterated that he is adamantly against any attack. Murphy said he's heard from his constituents, and that they overwhelmingly agree with him. One Syrian national living in Connecticut disagrees, and says Syrian-Americans do as well.

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