Once a traditional hobby practiced by a few hunters, falcon trapping is now a booming business in Syria. After 12 years of war and economic crisis, the trade is more popular than ever, and hunters are willing to take growing risks to catch the birds.
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.
Thousands of Syrian Kurds remain stateless 60 years after they were stripped of citizenship. As refugees, they face unique asylum challenges, pushing them toward dangerous, informal migration routes.
Arbitrary arrests targeting journalists and opposition members are on the rise in territories controlled by the SDF, which faces mounting popular dissent and intra-Kurdish tensions.
After ‘Operation Peace Spring,’ over 11,000 Syrians fled to Bardarash refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Only 3,500 remain; why?