A Key to No House

A Key to No House

Samah Imam’s family stood riveted in front of the television, watching a news report about Kurdish forces retaking territory from Islamic State militants in northeast Syria. A week after launching [...]

A Sick Joke on April Fool’s Day

A Sick Joke on April Fool’s Day

It was seven in the morning on April 1, 2015 – time to get up for work. I was still at my job in a Syrian state bank in Latakia, [...]

Humiliated for a Bag of Bread

Humiliated for a Bag of Bread

Until Syrian government forces placed Ghouta under siege towards the end of 2013, it was still possible to travel there by bus from Damascus. It was a journey of just [...]

Confusion Reigns in Kfar Nabel’s School System

Confusion Reigns in Kfar Nabel’s School System

Sara, 15, sets out every morning for the Sharia Institute for Scientific Excellence in Kafr Nabel. At this school, run by the Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra, she takes classes in [...]

“Don’t Cry, I’m Alive”

“Don’t Cry, I’m Alive”

My name is Hiba and I’m 23 years old. My family and I were among the last to leave Douma before the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the town from [...]

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A Sick Joke on April...

June 25, 2015

It was seven in the morning on April 1, 2015 – time to get up for work. I was still at my job in...

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Humiliated for a Bag of...

June 18, 2015

Until Syrian government forces placed Ghouta under siege towards the end of 2013, it was still possible to travel there by bus from Damascus....

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Confusion Reigns in Kfar Nabel’s...

June 18, 2015

Sara, 15, sets out every morning for the Sharia Institute for Scientific Excellence in Kafr Nabel. At this school, run by the Islamist group...

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“Don’t Cry, I’m Alive”

June 11, 2015

My name is Hiba and I’m 23 years old. My family and I were among the last to leave Douma before the Free Syrian...

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Photoblog: A Physiotherapy Centre with Modest Equipment in Deir El-Zor

Sleiman al-Hayess is a physiotherapist who defected from the Syrian Army and returned to his native city of Deir El-Zor a year ago. He has rehabilitated an abandoned physiotherapy centre […]

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

A Key to No House

June 30, 2015

Samah Imam’s family stood riveted in front of the television, watching a news report about Kurdish forces retaking territory...

Civil Society Monitor

A woman teaches children drawing in the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Photo: Baraa al-Halabi)

Confusion Reigns in Kfar Nabel’s School System

June 18, 2015

Sara, 15, sets out every morning for the Sharia Institute for Scientific Excellence in Kafr Nabel. At this school,...