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Syrian laws 'too' lenient with honor crimes: advocates

Syrian laws 'too' lenient with honor crimes: advocates

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The murder of a teenage girl in the southern province of Sweidaw who was  shot in the head by her father a few days ago brought to mind the issue of crimes of honor that have spread horribly in Arab societies during the last few years. Girls at the spring of their lives...

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Israeli PM hopes to derail Russia-Syria S-300 deal

Israeli PM hopes to derail Russia-Syria S-300 deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to discourage Russia from providing Syria with an S-300 air-defense system during his upcoming visit to the U.S., according to Israeli media reports. Netanyahu is scheduled to attend the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, which is...

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In abandoned villa, Syrian children study on the ground

In abandoned villa, Syrian children study on the ground

In rebel-held northern Syria, displaced children sit or lie on the ground of an unfinished villa, bending over their notebooks to apply themselves as they write the day's lesson. Four teachers instruct around 100 children -- girls and boys aged six to 12 -- at the makeshift school in an...

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American broadcasts from Syria’s last rebel-held zone

American broadcasts from Syria’s last rebel-held zone

Pointing to a green screen as if presenting a weather forecast, Bilal Abdel-Kareem analyzes the Turkish-Russian deal over Syria’s Idlib, broadcasting in his native English from inside the war-torn country’s last rebel stronghold. The 47-year-old American convert to Islam is a long way from...

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