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Syrian amputee gets new lease of life from designing prosthetics, helping others

Syrian amputee gets new lease of life from designing prosthetics, helping others

Abdelmawla Ibrahim was only 16 when he felt his life was over. While driving through a checkpoint with his family in northern Syria, a stray bullet pierced his left leg, shattering his bones and forcing doctors to amputate it above the knee. “I hated myself, hated my life, I was very...

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In war-battered Syria, pay demands turn football into 'curse'

In war-battered Syria, pay demands turn football into 'curse'

Professional football clubs in war-battered Syria are struggling to sign new players, who are demanding raises to counter the decline in the value of their pay packets. Nine years into a grinding civil war, Syria's economy is in tatters, life is increasingly expensive, and the national...

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In Damascus, rare glass blowers seek to keep craft alive

In Damascus, rare glass blowers seek to keep craft alive

In Syria's capital, Mohammed Hallak blows through a long metal tube into billowing red-hot glass, trying to keep his waning craft alive despite a war that keeps clients away. "We're the last family to be working in glass blowing in Damascus. I'm scared the profession will disappear," said...

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Syrian entrepreneur invents device helps people with hearing loss: Qatar Foundation

Syrian entrepreneur invents device helps people with hearing loss: Qatar Foundation

  Anwar Almojarkesh, like many students around the world, found getting up in the morning difficult. However, instead of hitting the snooze button, Anwar began to develop a solution, one that has led to him to a remarkable career as an entrepreneur, helped along the way by...

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