Eight years after the Islamic State attacked Assyrian villages along the Khabour River in Hasakah province, less than 10 percent of the community has returned to its historic home. What are the housing, land and property issues faced by this community in exile? And how do Assyrians see the future of their villages, which have become home to thousands of displaced people?
Disputes between Suwayda’s Men of Dignity and Laith al-Balous: A son searching for his father’s legacy?
In Suwayda, some view tensions between the Men of Dignity and Laith al-Balous—the son of the Druze faction’s assassinated founder—as part of an attempt by the son to lead in his father’s footsteps.
In Iraqi Kurdistan, an international film festival is providing opportunities for Syrian refugees to enjoy cinema again and take part in the region’s budding film industry.
To prevent the spread of cholera, Jordanian border officials are confiscating and destroying most food items crossing the border from Syria. For travelers, it means losing a precious taste of home.
In the last opposition-controlled parts of Syria, journalists and media activists face restrictions, red lines and retaliation.
Clashes continued in Daraa city for a fourth day on Thursday between groups accused of belonging to the Islamic State and armed former opposition groups, alongside the military security-affiliated 8th Brigade led by Ahmed al-Awda.
Many families in East Ghouta and other settlement areas struggle to obtain vital records due to the displacement of a spouse, loss of original documents or refusal by Damascus to recognize opposition records.
Some HTS forces that entered northern Aleppo province during recent infighting between Turkish-backed opposition factions withdrew to Idlib this week, but concerns about the hardline faction’s sustained influence remain.
After an 8-year pause, Hama’s Tal Salhab sugar factory resumed production in late July, dumping pollutants into the nearby Orontes River. Dead fish soon washed up on the banks, signaling a return to a deadly, and unsustainable, status quo.
Is Damascus reaping the fruits of local factions’ campaign against military security-linked ‘gangs’ in Suwayda?
While Suwayda factions continue their campaign against military security-linked groups, Damascus launches a new settlement process in the Druze-majority province.