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Kurds, Christians split over Syria school curriculum

Kurds, Christians split over Syria school curriculum

Kurdish authorities in Syria's diverse northeast are facing swelling anger from the area's Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the ancient minority. At the heart of the dispute is a debate over whether to use the new school curriculum championed by the...

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Ruhaiba town suffers thirst despite surrender deal

Ruhaiba town suffers thirst despite surrender deal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Following the Russian-brokered evacuation deal of late April, Syrian regime forces took control of al-Ruhaiba and the eastern towns of Qalamoun. Since then the residents of the city ofal-Ruhaiba of the eastern region of Qalamoun near the capital, had been suffering from a...

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Syrian refugee says hard to find wife in Europe

Syrian refugee says hard to find wife in Europe

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Contrary to the commonly held belief, that European women are to be found lying on the roadside, waiting for the arrival of the Syrian refugees, many young Syrian refugees living in Europe speak of the difficulty of finding a partner.  Before coming to Europe, most...

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Syria’s women prisoners, drawn by an artist who was one

Syria’s women prisoners, drawn by an artist who was one

Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system. This is Hiam, a 65-year-old woman smoking a cigarette and sipping matteh, a warm herbal drink popular in Syria. It is...

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