Syrian refugees' defiance and division
Art teacher Abdul Karim Haj Youseff shows a portrait he's painted on the wall of a tent in the Syrian refugee camp where he's living. (Photo: CBC)
CBC Correspondent Derek Stoffel (right) talks with a group of Syrian refugees living at a camp at the Turkey/Syria border. (Photo: CBC)
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- Syria’s civil war spawns deadly barrel bombs, other DIY weapons
- Crude barrel bombs killed scores of people in the Syrian city of Aleppo earlier this week, a string of devastating attacks that show the Syrian military is using increasingly deadly homemade weapons in the civil war, experts say.
- Lockerbie bombing memorials held in Scotland, London video audio
- Bagpipes played and wreaths were laid in Scotland's town of Lockerbie Saturday, as the families of those who died in the deadly airliner bombing over the town 25 years ago gathered to remember the victims.
- Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ousted president, referred to 3rd trial
- Egyptian prosecutors on Saturday referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi to a third trial, on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, spreading chaos in the country and abducting policemen in collaboration with foreign militants.
- Turkish ministers sons' charged amidst graft probe
- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expel foreign ambassadors on Saturday, blaming them for a vast corruption and bribery investigation mounting against people close to his government.
- Winter solstice: celebrating the shortest day of the year
- Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, after which the daylight hours start to get longer again, and for some cultures it's traditionally a day to celebrate.