The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces cornered Islamic State fighters in a tiny patch of land along the banks of the Euphrates River in eastern Deir e-Zor province on Tuesday, having made “significant progress” against the hardline Islamist group, according to SDF commanders.
Syrian comedian on finding a distinctively Aleppo sense of humor despite ‘destruction, bloodshed’ in home cityIn the early days, there was precious little equipment. Handheld camcorders, just a few props. Photography light reflectors, nearly impossible to come by in opposition-held East Aleppo, were substituted by reflective headlights removed from cars. And filming would usually take place on the bombed-out streets outside.
‘To venture into the unknown’: After several years in the diaspora, a defector returns to Syria and then disappearsFor months, Abu Mamdouh felt like he was being torn in half.
One chilly night in recent months, a group of former Syrian army defectors gathered in an apartment in one of Syria’s neighboring countries.
Billions pledged in Syria aid at ‘Brussels III’ conference, but few signs of political solution in sightInternational donors pledged $6.75 billion in humanitarian assistance for Syria and neighboring countries at the “Brussels III” conference on Thursday, following days of talks that revealed a growing gulf between hopes for humanitarian response and a political solution meant to bring the conflict, now in its ninth year, to an end.
Syrian refugees arriving in their country from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal get an identity check at the Syrian-Lebanese border last year. Photo by Louai Beshara/AFP....
‘To venture into the unknown’: After several years in the diaspora, a defector returns to Syria and then disappears
Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon to return to their homes in Syria, in September last year. Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP. For months, Abu Mamdouh felt like he was being t...
Billions pledged in Syria aid at ‘Brussels III’ conference, but few signs of political solution in sight
Officials pose for a photograph during the Brussels III Conference on "supporting the future of Syria and the region" at the European Council on March 14. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand...
UN-registered Syrian refugees in Jordan return home for visits, unexpectedly lose refugee status: ‘If we had known, we wouldn’t have visited’
A downtown Amman market in 2018. Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP. AMMAN: Just outside Damascus’ Old City in what was once the sprawling working-class suburb of Jobar, Abdel Ra...
Residential tower blocks under construction in downtown Beirut, February 2. Photo by Tom Rollins fo...
A woman reads the Quran near a relative's tomb in the opposition-held southern Syrian city of Daraa...
Syrian rebels ride on buses during evacuation from Daraa city in July 2018. Mohamad Abazeed/AF...