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Disabled Syrian girl hopes to walk again

Disabled Syrian girl hopes to walk again

A six-year-old Syrian girl, who lost her left leg three years ago in an airstrike by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Idlib, hopes to get a prosthetic leg and be able to walk again. Esra Salih and her family left their home in the village of Harbil in the north of Aleppo province in 2015 and...

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Syrian potter preserves centuries-old craft

Syrian potter preserves centuries-old craft

Inside a dusty and dark workshop on the banks of the Jaghjagh river in northeast Syria, Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to throw different shapes from clay. The 85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin said his family has practised the craft for more than 450 years....

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Syria: Aleppines shudder at memories of regime's siege

Syria: Aleppines shudder at memories of regime's siege

Evacuated Syrian civilians from the city of Aleppo long to return to their peaceful life before being forced to leave their homes due to besieging regime forces four years ago. The Bashar al-Assad regime imposed a blockade on approximately 300,000 civilians in the eastern districts of the...

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Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

To dodge skyrocketing prices for animal fodder in Syria's last major rebel bastion, farmer Ayman Ibrahim has turned to an aquatic fern used as a fertiliser in Asian rice paddies. Azolla, which looks more like a pond weed than a fern, is regarded as an invasive plant in much of the world but...

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