World update: April 16 2019

Stories from Syria, Turkey, Myanmar, Cuba, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

They’re not confronted with the worst day-to-day horrors of war anymore, but Syrians in government-held parts of the country are facing serious fuel shortages that have caused people to abandon their cars and some drivers to head to Lebanon to fill their tanks. The cause appears to be US and international sanctions, both against Syria di…

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