Help Needed After Syria’s Harsh Winter

Help Needed After Syria’s Harsh Winter

Humanitarian organisations are delivering urgent aid programmes to help needy Syrians affected by a particularly harsh winter. Aid convoys aimed at helping tens of thousands of people have been dispatched [...]

The Martyr’s Wife

The Martyr’s Wife

She will always remember the fourth day of Eid al-Adha in 2013. That was the day she took her infant daughter, just under a year old, and asked her husband [...]

Deir al-Zor Suffers Under Islamic State’s Harsh Rules on Aid

Deir al-Zor Suffers Under Islamic State’s Harsh Rules on Aid

Silent and subdued, Um Qassem stands in a long queue in the city of Deir al-Zor waiting to receive a package of food aid. Um Qassem, who once stood strong [...]

Journey Into Revolution

Journey Into Revolution

The first time Leila heard the call to action was on March 25, 2011, in a grainy YouTube video of worshippers emerging from the famous Khaled bin Walid mosque on [...]

A Lovers' Meeting, Postponed Indefinitely

A Lovers' Meeting, Postponed Indefinitely

“A male dinosaur says to a female dinosaur, ‘Give me a kiss.’ “‘No,’ she says, ‘I don’t want to.’ “‘Well,” he says, ‘that’s why we became extinct.’” I used to [...]

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The Martyr’s Wife

April 13, 2015

She will always remember the fourth day of Eid al-Adha in 2013. That was the day she took her infant daughter, just under a...

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Deir al-Zor Suffers Under Islamic...

April 10, 2015

Silent and subdued, Um Qassem stands in a long queue in the city of Deir al-Zor waiting to receive a package of food aid....

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Journey Into Revolution

April 10, 2015

The first time Leila heard the call to action was on March 25, 2011, in a grainy YouTube video of worshippers emerging from the...

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A Lovers’ Meeting, Postponed Indefinitely

April 10, 2015

“A male dinosaur says to a female dinosaur, ‘Give me a kiss.’ “‘No,’ she says, ‘I don’t want to.’ “‘Well,” he says, ‘that’s why...

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Snowstorm Freezes Life in Idlib Province

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The Kfar Nabel football team. Photograph from the archive of Mustapha al-Jalal.

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February 26, 2015

Two men brought together by their passion for football have taken opposing sides in the armed conflict.    ...

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The central square in Talmans in Syria's Idlib province. (Photo: Manaf Hashash)

Syrians See Migration to Europe as Only Hope

January 26, 2015

Since the civil war started in 2011, thousands have tried to make the punishing journey but only a few...

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A woman carries her child out of her house that was struck by a shell in the Marja neigbourhood of Aleppo. Photographer: Salah al-Ashqar

The Martyr’s Wife

April 13, 2015

She will always remember the fourth day of Eid al-Adha in 2013. That was the day she took her...

Civil Society Monitor

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Help Needed After Syria’s Harsh Winter

April 16, 2015

Humanitarian organisations are delivering urgent aid programmes to help needy Syrians affected by a particularly harsh winter. Aid convoys...