Iran-Syria oil line: An impending environmental disaster in the Mediterranean?

A fire on an oil tanker off the coast of Syria is the latest incident in a series affecting Iran’s maritime supply line of crude oil to Syria. The Iran-Syria oil line represents a rising source of environmental risk for the entire region.

By Lyse Mauvais|2021-04-27T15:17:34+03:00April 27, 2021|Environment, Latakia|

In pictures: Wildfires engulf Syria’s coast for the second time this summer

Wildfires engulf Syria’s coasts for the second time this summer displacing as many as 25,000 people from affected areas.

By Will Christou|2021-03-30T11:25:04+03:00October 13, 2020|Environment, Homs, Latakia, Multimedia, Photos, Tartus|

Looting, burning, cutting: How a decade of war has shrunk Syria’s forests

After a decade of war, gross mismanagement, negligence and illegal logging, Syria's forests and ecosystems have paid a grave toll.

By Will Christou|2021-02-17T11:48:01+02:00September 29, 2020|Aleppo, Environment, Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Reports|

Podcast “Thawriyya”: An enduring revolution for Syrian women activists

This week, Syria Direct will be launching its new podcast, Thawriyya. Produced by Syria Direct and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the podcast series follows the lives of five Syrian women activists.

Anger and confusion erupt over the Syrian government’s decision to ration bread through the smart card

In recent months, the smart card system has been expanded to include a wider range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and sugar.

From denial to discipline: Syrian government responds to the economic crisis

On January 12, the value of the Syrian pound plunged past the symbolic 1,000 mark, trading at SYP 1,020 to the dollar on the black market.

By Rohan AdvaniWalid Al Nofal|2020-12-01T15:19:02+02:00January 27, 2020|Damascus, Daraa, Economy, Latakia, Politics, Reports, Suwayda|

“There are no more men”: The women of Latakia defy traditional gender roles

AMMAN- It’s 1 a.m. and Dalia is driving home after a long day of work. The passing cars illuminate the otherwise dark road but do little to comfort her.

By Noura Hourani|2021-03-01T12:02:06+02:00July 4, 2019|Culture & Society, Gender, Latakia, Reports|
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