That Democratic Party candidates have failed to mention Syria or Bashar al Assad when talking foreign policy is a worrying sign that the US will continue its failed Syria policy.
Amani Ballour, 32, is seen facing bombardments and shortages of food and medicine while also challenging sexist attitudes in "The Cave," which is shortlisted for best documentary feature at this year's Academy Awards.
The 32-year-old Syrian pediatrician hopes the attention the film has garnered will remind the world that the horror of the Syrian war is about to enter its ninth year.
Some of the boys who have been trapped inside a cave in Thailand for almost two weeks are not capable swimmers, and are hurriedly being taught to take on a treacherous dive through narrow, muddy, submerged passageways.
With more rain coming, rescuers in northern Thailand are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials say.
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