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Syrians mark Women's Day underground in Idlib cellar

Syrians mark Women's Day underground in Idlib cellar

By Hadi al-Abdallah (Al Jazeera)- Despite the raging war in their country, women in a small Syrian village wanted to be part of the International Women Day commemoration. Up to 150 women in Idlib province met in the cellar of a building they had embellished with banners calling...

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Civil society initiatives ease war pain: Al Rastan Care Center

Civil society initiatives ease war pain: Al Rastan Care Center

By Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)-  The office of Child and Motherhood Care in rebel-held city of al-Rastan near Homs, in its third anniversary launches a new initiative to help vulnerable people who have been facing serious difficulties...

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Rebel-turned-filmmaker asks why Syria went so wrong

Rebel-turned-filmmaker asks why Syria went so wrong

(Reuters) - With Syria's civil war spilling across its borders and Islamic State militants beheading captives in their self-declared caliphate, it is little wonder Syrian movies have had pride of a place at an independent film festival in Turkey . One of them, "Silvered...

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Families of Copts murdered in Libya recount their torment

Families of Copts murdered in Libya recount their torment

By Farid Farid (al-Araby al-Jadeed)- Samuel Suleiman Shehata is used to long, sleepless nights as a truck driver on Egypt's perilous roads. But on the night of 12 January, the cause of his insomnia was more personal. He had just found...

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