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Stories about Syria
24 January 2017
Russian’s bombing campaign in Syria has helped put an end to Aleppo’s civil democratic experiment, once a beacon of hope. What next?
22 January 2017
In Golzow, the population had shrunk so much that authorities were considering closing the village's only elementary school. That's when the town mayor invited Syrian refugee families to move in.
7 January 2017
"Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees" tries to explain the continent's history and politics through the lens of conflict and migration.
6 January 2017
After centuries of common history and decades of separation, Syrian artists are permeating the Turkish art scene, creating important institutions and networks for both themselves and the host community.
29 December 2016
26 December 2016
Argentinian politician Juan Carlos Giordano of the 'Socialist Left' party called on the government of Argentina to cut all diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.
21 December 2016
20 December 2016
19 December 2016
17 December 2016
Thanks to Kremlin grants, there's now a glossy calendar featuring a dozen beautiful Syrian women, posing beside flirty captions that praise Moscow’s armed intervention in the Middle East.
13 December 2016
Gnaid, an activist with the Aleppo Media Center, and his wife recently welcomed their second child, a baby girl, in the midst of a deadly siege on their city.
6 December 2016
"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”
30 November 2016
"I direct my message to Syrian activists [...] I ask them to send out our message that we have sacrificed for and keep on sacrificing."
23 November 2016
22 November 2016
This week we start in the US, where Omar Mohamad narrates his piece "America I used to love you", and then we take you to Cuba, Syria, and Taiwan.
19 November 2016
Eastern Aleppo Health Director: Due to Systematic Attacks Against Hospitals, All Are Now Out of Service
As the Syrian regime and Russian government continue their assault on besieged Eastern Aleppo, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all remaining hospitals in Aleppo are out of service.
17 November 2016
"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."
"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"
16 November 2016
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
12 November 2016
"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."