Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Home >> Features

After 13 times deportation, Syrian refugee stuck in Ataturk airport since 4 months

After 13 times deportation, Syrian refugee stuck in Ataturk airport since 4 months

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Siraj Eddin Allon, A Syrian young man has been in Ataturk Airport in Istanbul for 4 months with other 7 Syrian refugees waiting to deportation to the country they had come from. Allon explained his marathon trip between Turkey to Nouakchott in Mauritania as he kept...

read more
People pay tribute to Houla Massacre victims in Eid al-Fitr

People pay tribute to Houla Massacre victims in Eid al-Fitr

(Zaman Al Wasl)-  Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, has revived the bitterness of brutal massacres committed by Syrian regime and allied militias as people heading cemeteries to pay tribute to the victims of the 4-year-old war. Zaman al-Wasl's photos that were...

read more
Forged documents and passports, profitable trade exploits desperate Syrians

Forged documents and passports, profitable trade exploits desperate Syrians

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) (EQTSAD)- It has become familiar to see adverts on social media offering fake and forged Syrian official documents like passports, driving licenses, university certificates, birth certificate and others, as many Syrians left the country without any document and...

read more
Is global aid reaching Syrians in need? Charities battle to deliver

Is global aid reaching Syrians in need? Charities battle to deliver

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Charities trying to deliver aid across Syria to help victims of the worsening conflict, have admitted it is hard, if not impossible, to know where supplies end up and fear future funding could be at risk, a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation...

read more
Syrian Refugees: Om Noura turned to be a vendor to survive

Syrian Refugees: Om Noura turned to be a vendor to survive

 (By Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) ISTANBUL (Zaman Al Wasl)- “it has not crossed my mind at all that I would one day be forced to sell my clothes and my kids’ clothes and toys to afford for living”, in those painful words, om Noura, a Syrian refugee woman started her...

read more
US-led airstrike kills Hamra florist boy, social media flare up

US-led airstrike kills Hamra florist boy, social media flare up

(By Mohamed al-Hussein; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) “What did you say to the pilot and the rocket when your beautiful body was bleeding, has the satellite felt ashamed when it observed your small corpus and directed them to it?, in those words, Yusuf al-Khader, Fares’s younger brother...

read more
Salamiyeh city throttled with barriers, humiliation and fear: activists

Salamiyeh city throttled with barriers, humiliation and fear: activists

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Syria's Salamiyeh city in the eastern countryside of Hama province is no longer surrounded with fear in the east, sadness and dust in the south like what Mohammed al-Maghout, the city’s well-known poet,  described it years ago. Today, Salamiyeh is surrounded...

read more
Syria Turkmen move to form anti-Kurd army

Syria Turkmen move to form anti-Kurd army

Syrian Turkmen military and political officials, who are close to Turkey, have been moving to form a unified army in northern Syria capable of confronting the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terror group. “Turkmen fighting groups in Syria have...

read more
Reem and 17 family members still in Assad prison

Reem and 17 family members still in Assad prison

(Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Reem, a 14-year-old girl was detained in med 2014 by Syrian regime under terrorism claims with 17 family members, including her mother, father and a 10-year-old brother. Reem and her mother, sisters and brother were arrested in government-held...

read more
Syria field hospitals forced to close by intense government bombing

Syria field hospitals forced to close by intense government bombing

Bombing by government forces in southern Syria has forced four field hospitals to close, with medical workers among those injured by recent bombings, monitors say. On Wednesday an airstrike in the village of Saida just east of Deraa city, aimed at a checkpoint held by the rebel group...

read more
Palestinian Syrians face frustrating bureaucracy

Palestinian Syrians face frustrating bureaucracy

Facing inconsistent governmental policies and confusing bureaucracy, Palestinian Syrians in Lebanon are struggling to obtain and maintain proper residency status in the country. Palestinian Syrians are required to renew their residency permits every three months and risk arrest or a heavy fine...

read more
Iraqi Shiite Special Forces take lead in Baiji fight

Iraqi Shiite Special Forces take lead in Baiji fight

Iraq’s most powerful Shiite force said it is relying more heavily on elite units who fought in Syria in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for control of a critical Iraqi refinery and is now well placed to counter the militants’ guerrilla warfare. Iraq’s biggest...

read more
Raqqa: Fear and treachery inside Islamic State's capital

Raqqa: Fear and treachery inside Islamic State's capital

After four years living in the capital of Isil's caliphate, Hassan's life story reads like the plot of a James Bond film. But the scars on his body and the photos he carries of murdered friends show his ordeal is all too real. Hassan, who asks for his full name not to be used for fear of...

read more
Pharmacist risks his life to help children in Hama countryside

Pharmacist risks his life to help children in Hama countryside

(Reporting by Sulaiman al-Ahmed; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Abdul Halim, a pharmacist in a village of Hama's countryside, supervised and participated in Polio vaccination campaign. Despite the hard circumstances in the area, such difficult transportation, lack of electricity and the threat of...

read more
Leen, former detainee who lost everything in Syria

Leen, former detainee who lost everything in Syria

(Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Leen, a 20-year-old Syrian girl lives alone in Istanbul, disappointed and depressed with no interest in life after losing everything in Syria. She lived with her father and brother in Damascus, her mother died when she was young. Her...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
X :Latest News
Landmine kills smuggler in Hasaka      US rejects Turkey's offer to release pastor: report      French oil giant Total officially quits US sanctions-hit Iran      Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala      Confusion reigns as Venezuela braces for release of new banknotes      Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer      Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy      Five children fighting for life after French blaze: firefighters