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Serene Assir

Beirut bureau journalist

Beirut bureau journalist since spring 2012

Serene Assir
22 Oct 2015

Fake passports skyrocket as legal paths in EU perish for Syrians

Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian banker desperate to reach the Netherlands, had to hide his surprise when he finally met a shadowy forger known as "The Whale" at an Arabic-style shisha cafe near Athens.

22 Oct 2015