The Taste of Olive Oil and Thyme

The Taste of Olive Oil and Thyme

It was a long night of tension and fear. We spent it in darkness, hiding with other residents of our neighbourhood as a storm of shelling and explosions raged around [...]

Syrian Woman Spends Three Months in a Men’s Prison

Syrian Woman Spends Three Months in a Men’s Prison

Umm Mohammad is a 55 year-old mother of five sons, and is a sociable woman of strong character. Her support for the uprising led to her spending three months in [...]

In Syria, Wanting to Study Can Get You Arrested

In Syria, Wanting to Study Can Get You Arrested

Now in its third year, the siege of Douma continues to intensify. Our world is closing in on us, and there is nothing we can do about it. We sometimes [...]

Grieving Mother Refuses to Give Up Hope

Grieving Mother Refuses to Give Up Hope

Um Ahmad still hopes that the Syrian revolution will be triumphant, that the regime will be overthrown and a new, free country will be built Now in her 70s, Um [...]

“I Have Simple Dreams”

“I Have Simple Dreams”

“My name is Reem. I live in a small town in Eastern Ghouta. I’m 18 years old. I was unable to finish my education and I only got as far [...]

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Syrian Woman Spends Three Months...

May 21, 2015

Umm Mohammad is a 55 year-old mother of five sons, and is a sociable woman of strong character. Her support for the uprising led...

Women's Blog

In Syria, Wanting to Study...

May 19, 2015

Now in its third year, the siege of Douma continues to intensify. Our world is closing in on us, and there is nothing we...

Women's Blog

Grieving Mother Refuses to Give...

May 15, 2015

Um Ahmad still hopes that the Syrian revolution will be triumphant, that the regime will be overthrown and a new, free country will be...

Women's Blog

“I Have Simple Dreams”

May 15, 2015

“My name is Reem. I live in a small town in Eastern Ghouta. I’m 18 years old. I was unable to finish my education...

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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.    ...

Politics

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

An elderly woman chases a fire engine to get water after the Amiriya neighbourhood of Aleppo is cut off.

The Taste of Olive Oil and Thyme

May 21, 2015

It was a long night of tension and fear. We spent it in darkness, hiding with other residents of...

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After Army’s Defeat, People Trickle Back to Idlib Towns

May 6, 2015

Families have begun returning to towns and villages in the southern countryside of Syria’s Idlib province since rebel forces...