Syria: My Friend the Martyr

Syria: My Friend the Martyr

“My friend the martyr.” An entire year has passed between my writing that sentence and now these lines. When I wrote “my friend the martyr”, my fingers went numb, and [...]

Revolution Compounds Hardships Endured by Syrian Widow

Revolution Compounds Hardships Endured by Syrian Widow

My name is Um Nizar, and I’m from Kfar Nabel in Idlib province. I’m almost 57 years old and I live with my children in a home that my husband [...]

Life or Death a Matter of Luck in Damascus

Life or Death a Matter of Luck in Damascus

It’s three in the afternoon on a February day in 2015. My mobile phone rings in my bag. It’s my mother calling.   “Where are you?” “I’m in a taxi, [...]

My Brother, the Martyr

My Brother, the Martyr

In Deir al-Zor, we marched in protests during the day and hid at home in the evenings, listening to the sounds of clashes and explosions all over the city. My [...]

Raqqa’s “Merciful” Morality Squad

Raqqa’s “Merciful” Morality Squad

One morning in mid-November, Bushra left the house as she did every day at seven am. She heard Abu Saad, who drove the service minibus taking her and other teachers [...]

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Revolution Compounds Hardships Endured by...

April 29, 2015

My name is Um Nizar, and I’m from Kfar Nabel in Idlib province. I’m almost 57 years old and I live with my children...

Women's Blog

Life or Death a Matter...

April 23, 2015

It’s three in the afternoon on a February day in 2015. My mobile phone rings in my bag. It’s my mother calling.   “Where...

Women's Blog

My Brother, the Martyr

April 22, 2015

In Deir al-Zor, we marched in protests during the day and hid at home in the evenings, listening to the sounds of clashes and...

Women's Blog

Raqqa’s “Merciful” Morality Squad

April 21, 2015

One morning in mid-November, Bushra left the house as she did every day at seven am. She heard Abu Saad, who drove the service...

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Photoblog: Runners Mark Aleppo Massacre

Last month the Syrian city of Aleppo hosted a race organised by the local branch of the General Authority for Youth and Sports and sponsored by Nasa’em Sooriya Radio. Forty […]

Detained in Aleppo

Dr Salem Abu al-Nasr was released from prison on January 25 almost three weeks after he was kidnapped by...

Assad’s Election Gets Short Shrift in...

Opposition authorities and residents of the town shun presidential ballot. Issam Abdel Hamid (Salqeen, Syria) – Unlike regime-controlled parts...

Opinions from Opposition-Controlled Town: No to...

(Salqeen, Syria) — After the Geneva 2 talks, Damascus Bureau took to the streets of opposition-controlled Salqeen in Idlib...

Private Generators Provide Temporary Solution to...

The constant power cuts in the towns and cities of Idlib have pushed the citizens toward finding alternative sources...

Snowstorm Freezes Life in Idlib Province

Severe weather brings extra hardship for citizens suffering effects of conflict (Salqeen, Syria) – Snow was once a cause...

Through My Eyes

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

Friends Divided By the Syrian Uprising

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...

Women's Blog

Syria: My Friend the Martyr

April 29, 2015

“My friend the martyr.” An entire year has passed between my writing that sentence and now these lines. When...

Civil Society Monitor

توزيع المساعدات في مخيمات النازحين تصوير أحمد السليم

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...