After each blow to the Islamic State in southern Syria inflicted by former opposition factions, the group simply reshuffles its ranks and reactivates its cells. How does IS regenerate itself, what is its future in the south and what is the regime’s relationship with it?
Syria’s fronts with Israel remain relatively quiet, while intensified Israeli strikes and mobilization by Iran-linked forces in the country leave the door open to increased escalation.
Damascus continues to outwardly ignore Suwayda’s uprising—the longest, most organized and widespread protests in the southern province’s recent history—while demonstrators believe their movement can hold strong.
Futile salary increase and fuel price hikes: Assad angers citizens and drags Syria towards a ‘true catastrophe’
Recent economic moves by Damascus impacted the cost of most basic goods and services, sparking a wave of protests in the country’s south and anger all the way to the coast.
Across Daraa province, groundwater is receding deeper into the earth. On top of climate factors like rising temperatures and fluctuating or delayed rainfall, human activity is taking a toll: Thousands of unlicensed wells have been drilled in recent years due to a lack of state oversight and a struggling public water network.
Syria's fertile Houran was once so productive it was called the "granary of Rome.” Today, farmers in southern Syria battle climate change and the economic fallout of war to make a living and preserve this traditional agriculture.
A wave of new settlements in Daraa is part of a series of recent actions in the southern province by Damascus—including pursuing drug smugglers and shifting the local balance of power—that coincide with increasing regional normalization efforts.
Nearly five years after Daraa returned to Damascus’ control, humanitarian organizations that previously sponsored children who lost their parents have not been able to resume their work, leaving children to face extreme poverty or the labor market, leaving school behind.
Syrian Muslims greeted Ramadan this week with empty pockets and shrinking menus, as the country grapples with the unprecedented expense and scarcity of basic goods and services.
Perspective: Of pro-regime marches and freedom demonstrations: Two decades of reshaping a Syrian human being
On the twelfth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, our reporter Walid Al Nofal reflects on his personal experience.