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Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

Mohammed Haji Abed drives his yellow taxi through the busy streets of the Syrian capital for about 12 hours a day, toiling in the sweltering summer heat but earning barely enough for his family of five to get by. It was easier for him to make ends meet at the height of his country's civil...

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More than 11,000 women and children related to Isis suspects held in 'appalling deadly conditions' in Syria

More than 11,000 women and children related to Isis suspects held in 'appalling deadly conditions' in Syria

More than 11,000 foreign women and children related to Isis suspects are being held in “appalling” and “deadly conditions” in a locked desert camp in northeast Syria, a leading human rights organisation has warned. Human Rights Watch found overflowing latrines, sewage seeping into...

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Rose seeds from Syria: the refugee family cultivating a new life

Rose seeds from Syria: the refugee family cultivating a new life

When the plastic bucket is filled with roses, Nahla al-Zarda takes it into the kitchen, where she separates the petals from the buds. She soaks them in boiling water, which blushes pink. “I love this colour. It will be even stronger when the drink is ready,” she says. Her...

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'Prison for free men': A shackled life in Idlib

'Prison for free men': A shackled life in Idlib

Its south is a volatile frontline, its northern border an open-air encampment for the displaced and its centre a teeming urban jungle. Syria's jihadist-controlled region of Idlib is home to some three million people who have been variously affected by a surge in regime attacks since April....

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