France’s international arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad for complicity in crimes against humanity marks a historic first. What does it mean in practice, and what are its implications for seemingly unstoppable regional normalization?
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.
Starting in August, 120,000 Syrians living in Jordan’s refugee camps will lose one third of their World Food Program assistance, the latest in a series of aid cuts amid an “unprecedented funding crisis.”
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.
Jordan’s initiative for reciprocal engagement with Damascus to resolve the Syrian crisis could be a turning point in the two countries’ relations, which reached a breaking point after the Syrian revolution broke out in 2011.
More than a year after withdrawing from southern Syria, the Syrian army’s 4th Division is returning. Analysts see it as a money-making move and a way to control the drug trade, coinciding with the US Captagon Act and regional Arab initiatives to resolve the crisis.
In 2022, Syria’s humanitarian, political and economic crisis reached new depths. How did the year unfold, and what can be expected in 2023?
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.
A recent decision by Jordan’s Ministry of Interior allows Syrians resettled in Europe to visit Jordan. The move cancels the five-year entry bans Jordan generally issues to Syrian refugees resettled by the UNHCR.
In southern Syria, at least 11 people accused of ties to the drug trade were assassinated over the past three months, in what one former opposition commander called a “local, covert military action against drug traffickers and dealers.”