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Barzeh Neighborhood still neglected despite reconciliation deal

Barzeh Neighborhood still neglected despite reconciliation deal

(Eqtsad)- Despite the reconciliation and the 5-month-old ceasefire, Barzeh, the northern neighborhood of Damascus still suffering lack of governmental services and aid. Residents say no ovens or gas stations are operating in the neighborhood. The regime municipality has so far...

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Syrian-American musicians speak out as homeland suffers

Syrian-American musicians speak out as homeland suffers

When Samer Saem Eldahr finished university, he was ready to spread his wings and start his career. He planned a month away from home to discover and pursue his craft. It’s a similar story to that of many college graduates, with a notable exception. There would be no realistic option to return...

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Idlib’s Forensic Evidence Center: Public Service by Individual Efforts

Idlib’s Forensic Evidence Center: Public Service by Individual Efforts

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The only center for forensic evidence in opposition-held areas was founded a year ago by personal efforts and with limited possibilities  in northern Idlib province  to provide the courts and police stations with basic services in the field of detection and...

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Kobani struggles to cope alone after key victory over Islamic State

Kobani struggles to cope alone after key victory over Islamic State

KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Almost three years after Kurdish fighters defeated Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, residents still mourn the dead and feel abandoned by their foreign allies as they struggle to rebuild. Islamic State’s defeat in predominately Kurdish Kobani in...

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How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming Planet

How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming Planet

(New York Times)— Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders...

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In schools and hospitals, Turkey carves north Syria role

In schools and hospitals, Turkey carves north Syria role

(Reuters) - Children returning to school in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab were handed a new textbook this term: “Türkçe Öğreniyorum” - “I am learning Turkish”. Turkish lessons, Turkish signposts, Turkish-trained police and mostrecently a Turkish post office all...

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The Syrian Women Saving Lives

The Syrian Women Saving Lives

(Syria Stories)- It was no easy matter for Abeer, 31, to pursue her ambition to wear the uniform of a Syrian civil defence worker. Not only did she have to learn to handle the stress of dealing with medical trauma, but she also had to defy conservative traditions that deemed it...

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Fresh hope in Germany for Syrian girl who fled home in a wheelchair

Fresh hope in Germany for Syrian girl who fled home in a wheelchair

(UNHCR)- Nujeen Mustafa conquered more than the usual challenges when she fled the Syrian war two years ago. Born with cerebral palsy, the teenager became famous for making the hazardous journey to Europe in her wheelchair. Her defiance and resilience, recently documented in a memoir, have...

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Turkish graffiti artists create anti-war murals in Syria

Turkish graffiti artists create anti-war murals in Syria

A group of Turkish graffiti artists has created a number of anti-war murals in Bragitte, a small village in northwestern Syria's Azaz. The village, retaken in the Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield, saw the artists use war-ravaged buildings as canvases. Speaking to Anadolu...

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Syria's private schools reveal increase in class gap

Syria's private schools reveal increase in class gap

(Eqtsad)- In a war-torn country, the capital remained the least affected region during the sev en year- war in Syria, making it a haven for local commercial investment. Private education is one of the lucrative business ventures that businessmen are still using to steal money from...

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Sorcery in Syria: The Lucrative Business

Sorcery in Syria: The Lucrative Business

(Eqtsad)-Sorcery business is considered one of the darkest and most secret activities in Syrian society. New investigation and research into this phenomena shows the big indulgence of many Syrians, particularly women, in this disgraceful and infamous activity. Tens of stories about...

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Syrian kids reveal their musical talent

Syrian kids reveal their musical talent

Hassan Youssef was 10 years old when a local Syrian composer discovered his talent: a deep powerful voice that was particularly resonant for traditional songs. It wasn’t long, however, before Syria’s grinding civil war nearly shattered Youssef’s hope of polishing his natural gift. He and...

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The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus

The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus

 In late May, an Iraqi cleric called Akram Kaabi visited militia fighters in a desolate Iraqi town near the Syrian border. Kaabi, who heads a Shi’ite Muslim militia named Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba, was decked out in a camouflage uniform and led the fighters in prayer on mats laid on...

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You need a fortune to get married in opposition-held areas

You need a fortune to get married in opposition-held areas

(Eqtsad)- Ismael, the young man who lives in the opposition-held areas in Aleppo northern countryside has been racing with time to get married during this summer which is traditionally the best season to enter the “golden cage” as the well-known proverb says. The main target of...

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Some Syrian schools erase Assad but tensions rise over Kurdish

Some Syrian schools erase Assad but tensions rise over Kurdish

 The few bullet-marked schools Islamic State did not flatten or booby trap around its former Syrian stronghold of Raqqa are buzzing for the first time in years with the sound of children learning. In the village of Hazima, north of Raqqa, teachers gave ad-hoc alphabet lessons to...

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Indonesian school a launchpad for child fighters in Syria's Islamic State

Indonesian school a launchpad for child fighters in Syria's Islamic State

Hatf Saiful Rasul was 11 years old when he told his father, a convicted Islamic militant, that he wanted to leave school and go to Syria to fight for Islamic State. The boy was visiting his father in a maximum security prison during a break from Ibnu Mas‘ud, his Islamic boarding...

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Zakaria Tamer:

Zakaria Tamer: "On the side of the Syrian people"

(Al Jazeera)- With its rows of identical cottages, country houses and immaculately trimmed lawns, the Oxford countryside is quintessentially English. Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer and his wife Nadia may have spent more than two decades here, but upon entering their house one is catapulted into...

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Inside Assad's prisons: Horrors facing female inmates in Syrian jails revealed

Inside Assad's prisons: Horrors facing female inmates in Syrian jails revealed

( The Independent )- Zahira (not her real name) was 45 when she was arrested at her workplace in a suburb of Damascus in 2013. As soon as she arrived at Al Mezzeh Military Airport, she was strip searched, tied to a bed and gang raped by five soldiers.  For the next 14 days, she was...

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