A refugee, according to U.S. law, is a vulnerable person living outside the United States who seeks resettlement and who deserves America's support on humanitarian grounds. This animation describes the process of becoming a refugee in the U.S.
Syrian Kurdish protesters in the border town of Qamishli come under fire from Turkish forces this week, in an incident Ankara says was provoked by the demonstrators. But in exclusive video captured by VOA Kurdish service reporter Zana Omer, it is far from clear who is to blame. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott has this report.