Stories about Syria from December, 2016
"We will make a Christmas tree from your shells and bombs, and light it for peace in our wounded Ghouta."
With the end of the devastating siege of eastern Aleppo, the world watches, parses and argues over the meaning of the media messages being shared by those remaining within it.
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.
"Yes, we are Christians, but we don’t want a Christ that doesn’t look like us...."
A Russian opposition politician fires a rare volley of dissent regarding his country's involvement in the war in Syria.
"There are others who haven’t had the chance to bring their stories to an end, but are at this moment still stuck in them. Do not forget them."
Palestinian revolutionary Budour Hassan remembers the Syrian Revolutionary Youth who chanted for bread, freedom and social justice.
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.
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.
"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.”