World update: February 21 2020

Stories from Syria, Afghanistan, South Africa, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is warning that the situation in northwestern Syria “may end in a bloodbath” and to be honest I’m wondering why they didn’t just acknowledge that it is a bloodbath. I know there’s some psychological incentive to telling people that The Bad Thing hasn’t happened yet an…

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