Aleppo’s Indiana Sister City Feels Relationship Has Suffered

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DUPREE, Ind. — Residents of this small Indiana town report feeling disappointed and more than a little hurt by the growing pattern of neglect they say they’ve experienced in the past two years from their Middle East sister city, Aleppo, Syria. The abandonment reached a peak on Tuesday, when, for the second time in a row, a large contingent of Dupree citizens…

Bashar al-Assad Celebrates 60,000 Deaths by Razing One Very Special Village

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DAMASCUS — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad presided over a ceremony celebrating the deaths of 60,000 of his own people this week. “We knew we had to do something really distinctive to commemorate this momentous occasion,” Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa told reporters on Monday. “So demolishing the small village of Salma is just the perfect fit. I can’t tell you how pleased…