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Syrians mark Eid al-Fitr in shadow of economic turmoil

Syrians mark Eid al-Fitr in shadow of economic turmoil

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians, who became homeless due to aerial bombardments by the Bashar al-Assad regime, welcomed Eid al-Fitr in the shadow of homesickness, migration and high cost of living. Millions of Syrians, who have been internally displaced or became refugees since the civil...

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Syrians turn to flea markets for frugal Eid al-Fitr

Syrians turn to flea markets for frugal Eid al-Fitr

In a Damascus flea market, Sham Alloush rummaged through a pile of clothes for something nice to wear for Eid al-Fitr that wasn't too expensive. "The flea market is the only place I can buy something new to wear for the Eid holidays," the 28-year-old, dressed casually in large sunglasses...

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Online English classes revive ties severed by war in Syria

Online English classes revive ties severed by war in Syria

Who got married? Who had a baby? Have we lost anyone? Through crackling internet lines and jumpy connections, a group of Syrian students recently reunited after nearly two years, recreating their English language classes and their small community online from pockets of opposition-held...

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Ramadan drummer among the tents awakens Syria's displaced

Ramadan drummer among the tents awakens Syria's displaced

In the dark between the tents of Syrians displaced by war, Ramadan drummer Abdelfattah al-Bayour bangs on a saucepan, calling on his neighbors to wake up for a last meal before dawn. Every morning during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, the 42-year-old rises at 2 am inside his tent in...

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