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IS and Nusra: ruling through fear and intimidation

IS and Nusra: ruling through fear and intimidation

Extremist groups have forced their laws on the people of northern and eastern Syria, severely restricting freedoms and imposing harsh sentences for disobedience. The Islamic State group's extreme interpretation of Islamic teaching holds sway in large areas of the country, including its...

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Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. For over a decade, he pursued his passion despite daunting challenges and harassment by strangers and police. He taught himself by moving...

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People of Homs celebrate Traditional Sweets' Day

People of Homs celebrate Traditional Sweets' Day

  (Reporting by Amr Al Hamawi; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) People of Homs city used to celebrate in these days of each year of Eid of Halawa, or the dead Eid, in which they buy big amounts of Homsi Halawa, the city's traditional sweets, and distribute them to poor...

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 Sniper kills Palestinian women tried to get 'food basket'  in Yarmouk camp

Sniper kills Palestinian women tried to get 'food basket' in Yarmouk camp

  (Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Sarah Odeh, a-25-year-old Palestinian lady died as a result of a sniper’s shot in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian Refugees in Damascus, to follow her “virtual husband” and buried next to him. Sarah’s story is not...

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