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Youssef Akhtarini Fled Syria. His Baklava Recipe Came With Him

Youssef Akhtarini Fled Syria. His Baklava Recipe Came With Him

When Youssef Akhtarini landed in Providence, three years ago, his first instinct was to go to the local mosque. His second was to make baklava. So he took out his rolling pin—one of the few possessions he brought from the Middle East—and started to layer phyllo, cook down a lemon-kissed...

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Idlib: teacher set up own school under olive trees

Idlib: teacher set up own school under olive trees

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Mohamed Sweidan, a displaced teacher, had no choice but to use the shade of the olive trees in the Idlib countryside to teach the children. Sweidan, 34, fleeing the regime bombardment  moved with his wife to an olive grove in the town of Atma on the...

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Ahlam al-Rasheed: one of the World's most inspirational women

Ahlam al-Rasheed: one of the World's most inspirational women

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The prominent Syrian activist Ahlam Al-Rasheed has set herself as an inspiring example for Syrian women, defending their rights by holding an effective and influential position. As a result of her pioneering and diverse activities, she was selected, two years ago, as one of the...

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Caught in limbo, families of Syria's missing cling to hope

Caught in limbo, families of Syria's missing cling to hope

Six months after he was snatched from a road in central Syria, Iyad Suleiman was allowed by his kidnappers to make a Skype video call home. His children were startled at how he looked — skinny and exhausted, with a long beard. He told his wife to keep talking with his captors and Syrian...

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