A Syrian family, living in Bay Ridge and caught between disease and war, awaits a decision on their application for asylum in the U.S.
Members of the Syrian community in the NYC metro area protested the Assad government’s siege of Madaya, whose 40,000 residents have been deprived of food and supplies.
A group of preservationists is asking the city to landmark two buildings on the west side of Lower Manhattan that they say are what remain of “Little Syria,” reports Downtown Express.
The Turkic American Chamber of Commerce helps Turkish and Central Asian investors enter the U.S. market.
A Bay Ridge-based community group is about to launch an initiative to deal with a possible backlash against the area’s Muslim community, writes the Home Reporter.
Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour and MPower Change urge governors and others to “stand by our commitment as a nation to refugees in need.”
In the wake of the Paris attacks, some counterarguments to the worries over admitting refugees, in City Limits – and from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Protests and counterprotests over the U.S.-Iran deal were heard at Times Square on July 22.
Two Palestinians from Gaza, now in New York City, reflect on the Gaza war on its one-year anniversary.
Shoruq, an all-female rap group from a refugee camp in Bethlehem, use hip-hop to bring awareness to the plight of Palestinians. During a visit to New York, which included a performance in Downtown Manhattan, they spoke to Women’s eNews.
The Vendy Award-winning food truck King of Falafel will expand to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Astoria, reports Times Ledger.
Congregants of a synagogue in Jamaica, Queens, celebrated Passover with an Iraqi-style Seder.
Arab Americans should be able to check off a new designation of “Arab” on the 2020 U.S. Census, Linda Sarsour urges in an email, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.
Students in Irbil, Iraq and Brooklyn, NY met via a videoconference sponsored by Global Nomads Group to learn how their counterparts live.
Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American scholar who lost a tenured job offer over tweets criticizing Israel, spoke at a panel discussion at Brooklyn College.