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Exodus casts pall over Christmas in southern Syria

Exodus casts pall over Christmas in southern Syria

Gerges Rizk put the final touches on a newly renovated church in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, but hundreds of congregants who once packed its pews will be missing this year. Dressed in a black robe, the priest adjusted a large crucifix at the altar of the Sayyidet Al-Beshara church,...

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Idlib violence uproots displaced

Idlib violence uproots displaced

Thin mattresses, children's toys, a gas heater: Abu Ismail packed a pick-up truck with scant belongings before fleeing a northwest Syria town nearly emptied of residents by recent regime attacks. "I don't know where I am going, if I will find a house for my family, or what will happen to...

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Syrian sisters ask world community to help war victims

Syrian sisters ask world community to help war victims

Two Syrian siblings have been using social media to call on the international community to help victims of war in their country. Forced by Syrian regime forces to abandon their home in the capital, Damascus, for Eastern Ghouta after the civil war erupted in 2011, Noor and Alla Elhamravi,...

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'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

Syrian Kurdish mother Shara Sido says the news came to her via a messaging application. She received an image of a bullet-riddled corpse with the instruction: "Come collect your son." Sitting inside a modest house in the de-facto Syrian Kurdish capital of Qamishli, the displaced 65-year-old...

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