The Bitterness of Exile

The Bitterness of Exile

Our life of exile in Qurqunya, a village in the north of Idlib province, began in August 2012. I left with my family – my mother, younger sister and three-year-old [...]

In Yarmouk, Facing Another Exile

At 3.30 in the afternoon of December 17, 2012, I was in my office in the Yarmouk camp on, following up on some work concerning displaced people. The organisation I [...]

Education Suffers on Both Sides of Divided Aleppo

Education Suffers on Both Sides of Divided Aleppo

War has cast its dark shadow over the education system in Aleppo for more than three years now. Learning has become difficult for children living on either side of the [...]

"A Trip Through Aleppo’s “Crossing of Death

"A Trip Through Aleppo’s “Crossing of Death

“Attention!” the soldier calls to the rest of his unit, positioned behind their rifles and barricades. “Attention! Hold sniper fire, civilians crossing” At a bus terminal known to residents as [...]

Syrian Journalists Wary of Rebel Factions

Syrian Journalists Wary of Rebel Factions

When Islamic State militants stormed the premises of Radio Fresh in Kfar Nabel in early 2014, seizing equipment and arresting employees, Salah al-Abed thought he was going to be killed. [...]

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In Yarmouk, Facing Another Exile

March 30, 2015

At 3.30 in the afternoon of December 17, 2012, I was in my office in the Yarmouk camp on, following up on some work...

Civil Society Monitor

Education Suffers on Both Sides...

March 30, 2015

War has cast its dark shadow over the education system in Aleppo for more than three years now. Learning has become difficult for children...

Civil Society Monitor

“A Trip Through Aleppo’s “Crossing...

March 30, 2015

“Attention!” the soldier calls to the rest of his unit, positioned behind their rifles and barricades. “Attention! Hold sniper fire, civilians crossing” At a...

Civil Society Monitor

Syrian Journalists Wary of Rebel...

March 25, 2015

When Islamic State militants stormed the premises of Radio Fresh in Kfar Nabel in early 2014, seizing equipment and arresting employees, Salah al-Abed thought...

12-في المركز الثالث أحمد غزال الممثل عن فريق مجلس ثوار صلاح الدين (Medium)

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

The Bitterness of Exile

April 1, 2015

Our life of exile in Qurqunya, a village in the north of Idlib province, began in August 2012. I...

Civil Society Monitor

One of the cold desolate classrooms in the Amro bin al-Aas school in Aleppo. Photography: Mahmoud Abu al-Sheikh

Education Suffers on Both Sides of Divided Aleppo

March 30, 2015

War has cast its dark shadow over the education system in Aleppo for more than three years now. Learning...