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We face famine or virus: Syria's displaced alarmed at aid impasse

We face famine or virus: Syria's displaced alarmed at aid impasse

After surviving months of bombardment, Nasr Sultan now fears his 10 children may starve or catch coronavirus as a divided UN holds up a renewal of cross-border humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwest Syria. A UN Security Council resolution authorising aid deliveries through the Turkish...

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How a Syrian Bulgarian wrestler became a 'terror' suspect

How a Syrian Bulgarian wrestler became a 'terror' suspect

Bulgarian authorities accuse Mohammed Abdulqader of fighting in Syria based on photos. His family says he is innocent. On July 1, at 6am, masked officers of the Bulgarian national security and anti-organised crime agencies burst into the small apartment where Anelia Petrova and her son,...

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Silkworms long gone, Syrian opens museum to waning craft

Silkworms long gone, Syrian opens museum to waning craft

After Syria's war whisked away the silkworms from his mulberry trees, 65-year-old Mohammed Saud instead turned his idle home workshop into a silk museum to celebrate the ancient craft. In the green hills of Deir Mama, Saud, his wife and three sons have been making silk for decades. They...

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From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion

From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion

It was still dark in Damascus as I walked down the stairs, my new life contained in a red suitcase. My mother stood next to the taxi door praying for my safety. My father was silent, certain that he would never see me again. I lowered the taxi window and waved to my parents until they...

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